Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thank You Patricia Van Essche! ~ "Adamsleigh" Greensboro Junior League & Traditional Homes Show House Room

Adamsleigh by PVE Design

Adamsleigh Entrance by PVE Design

Adamsleigh Gentleman's Bath/Dressing by PVE Design

When Traci Zeller and I began designing a room in "Adamsleigh Manor", The Junior League of Greensboro Show House Sponsored by Traditional Homes Magazine, one of the top priorities was to have a spectacular rendering done of our room which was the gentleman's bath/dressing area.  Enter...Patricia Van Essche!  Patricia is the artist and founder of PVE Design.  Not only is she talented but also one of the nicest people I have ever known.   She do a fabulous rendering of our room and surprised us with a couple of renderings of the exterior of Adamsleigh as well!

Often when friends ask why I blog, I tell them about the wonderful online relationships I have developed with amazing people.  Patricia happens to be one of those people. We have never met in real life, but I feel she is truly a dear friend.  I look forward to her daily post to see what beauty she has created on her blog PVE Design.  She often shares a lovely drawing, sketch or painting like the one this past week on Good Manners

Patricia Van Essche of PVE Design

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Patricia worked for 15 years in New York as a designer and design director for Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne and Calvin Klein.  Patricia posses the rare gift of seeing things through an artist eye and shares it so eloquently with others.  I was trying to think of a way to explain how her art makes me feel, so I went to her website and there were the perfect words to describe what I was trying to say, which was "she captures the soul of a moment".  There are many talented artist out there, but not many who can capture the soul or essence of a subject quite like Patricia.  I often find myself looking at her art and thinking about how it would be to live in that room, or partake in whatever is happening in the painting.  Her work has an elegance which exudes a "life well lived".  Her work sparks imagination and engagement.

If you don't currently follow her blog, pop over and visit , but we warned, 
you will get hooked!   

Patricia has an etsy shop where you can retain her services for painting any moments you wish to capture, be it a sleeping child, a favorite pet, your home, your logo, a wedding or a special party.  The options of Patricia's offerings are endless.  She also creates custom textile designs for clients!  I especially adore her lovely custom monograms. 
Below are a few examples of her beautiful work!

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Thank You dear Patricia for our beautiful renderings, we love them and you!!!

(All artwork used in this post is property of Patricia Van Essche & PVE Design)

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April 20th - May 5th
3301 Alamance Road
Greensboro, NC 

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  1. i wish i lived closer to go through this showhouse! I know your room is going to be beautiful! Small world...Sharon McCormick was at my house this week to give a presentation to our Junior League of Hartford on Home Renovations! I told her about our online blogger friendship (and I know ya'll know each other through Tobi Fairley...) So neat when worlds come together. Can't wait to see what your room looks like!!! xoxoo

    1. i wish you were closer too for many reasons!!! that is cool about sharon!!! i love her too!!!

  2. Lisa I adore Patricia and her works of art!
    Art by Karena

  3. Thank you for sharing Patricia's work, Lisa. I am headed over now!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Thanks for introducing me to Patricia and her work. It's exactly as you said...
    I will visit her blog ASAP
    Your room is going to be fantastic!!!


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