Gray’s mother was a bespoke dressmaker in Vancouver in the 1960’s. “I rushed home from school, excited to see the Jackie-O-style dresses and to help drape and sew.” Years later, while Gray was studying at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, one of her instructors, a curator at Versailles, used her ring of skeleton keys, some nine-inches-long, to unlock doors few had entered. After seeing the magnificent interiors they led to, Gray’s fate as an interior designer was sealed.
See the world through Patricia Gray’s eyes when you peek at a few of her favourite things. patriciagrayinc.com
Chanel delivers what Patricia Gray expects from quality shades: “I’ve always worn them.“
Stella McCartney tops Patricia Gray’s charts in black or white.
Tom Ford Indian Rose lipstick, discovered on a Manhattan trip, is bought “two or three at a time.”
An Yves St. Laurent bag “holds everything for business, but it’s dressy for dinner too.”
Patricia Gray likes the silence of her Hermès leather bracelet — “it doesn’t clank at my desk.”
One whiff and she “fell in love” with Diptyque’s Tam Dao.
” Walnut and ¾ inch thick glass make for intricate end tables, Patricia Gray's design. “
The globetrotter totes Tumi luggage in dark grey as she seeks out ever-more beautiful design ideas to bring home to Vancouver.
I discovered Roger Vivier flats in Paris — love the tortoise buckles.”
Of her upcoming visit to Croatia, “I can’t wait to walk the walls of cities on sea cliffs, visit castles, and learn the history.