Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Half Note Cottage by PVE Design

Beautiful and talented, Patricia van Essche was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Cincinnati’s acclaimed College of Design, Architecture and Art, where she received a BS in Fashion Design and was awarded the school’s coveted “Golden Brush” award. For 15 years she worked in New York City as a designer and design director for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Liz Claiborne. Today, pve design offers a wide range of design services, such as illustration, decorative and pattern design.

This week, Patricia's rendition of the Half Note Cottage swept me off my feet...



Make sure to give pve design a visit, you'll be so glad you did!

14 comments:

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Wow, what a talented woman! We had a watercolor artist paint a picture of my parents' first home for their anniversary, and it was a lovely gift!

Becky said...

That is beautiful and I love it!!!

http://everygirlneedsalittlebling.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

What a sweet rendering! The makeover of this cottage is so exciting to watch.

pve design said...

So thrilled to watch you transform a cottage, you do have a way with making a cottage a home, full of t-l-c. My kinda letters!
Thanks for posting the "half note" illustration.
pve

kari and kijsa said...

She is quite fabulous!! we love her style and her wit!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

So very cool of her to illustrate the Half Note for you guys! How sweet!

~Misti

Fawn Hamilton said...

Wow I love the illustration! Thank you for telling us about PVE Designs!
She is very interesting and extremely talented!

Marielle said...

I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your joie de vivre! Your personality just glistens off the page and you brighten my day every time I catch up on what you are up to.

What a creative and generous friend you are to Jessica, and I look forward to all the developments at Half Note Cottage as well as The Lettered Cottage.

http://whenlifesendsyoulemons.blogspot.com

aura said...

Hi Layla, I just wanted to let you know of a pretty shade of ivory I found. It's called "ceylon ivory" by pratt and lambert. Here's a picture of it in my living room: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2466499360_9de562b3ca.jpg

aura said...

Okay I just realized that was a terrible color of the paint picture I sent you, here's a better one: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1397/872794592_e1a2a31739.jpg It's a very neutral, warm ivory, and Pratt and Lambert paint is great quality, try it out! I have the color through most of my house.

Purple Flowers said...

I love PVE's illustrations. Her blog and website are stunning.

MBM said...

I sooooooo want to do this for our home when we finally finish our landscaping. BTW, I love 1/2 Note cottage!!

Lisa said...

Layla,
I am grinning from ear to ear. This is what I love most about blogging! The warmth and mutual admiration that flows across the page from one really, really nice gal to another. This is a perfect example of Patricia's talent and graciousness. And you my dear are so deserving. Patricia knows it and so do I!
Half Note Cottage is already a very special home because of it's new owner and because of your support and guidance along the way.
Thanks for a wonderful story.
Lisa

Blueprint Bliss said...

What a great rendering!!