ABOUT THE TEXTILES
Each design is begun on a sketch pad or with brush and paint. Inspiration comes from everywhere and everything and the iPhone is filled with random pictures of nature and objects of interest. The process from paper to fabric takes time and patience to get the scale, proportion, repeat and color just right. But once a design is ready it’s off to the printer. Our fabric grounds are digitally printed in the US but originate in Belgium. We are very proud to offer premium linens and linen/cotton blends that are exceptional in their consistency, durability and hand.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Kathleen Gretz – graphic artist, turned interior designer, turned textile designer – ocean lover, mountain hiker, eager traveler and native Californian. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area my art is about classic motifs telling fresh, modern stories. I love turning my experiences and imagination into something tangible, something that brings joy and a sense of home to where we live. We may travel the world but it’s always nice to come back to a beautiful space that’s just about us.
As a creative, it’s hard not to see the endless possibilities of shape, scale and texture. So as my work and this site evolve, you’ll come to see how I view the world. The details, the edges, the contrast. It’s all filtered and refined into what I call Classically Californian. Where classic shapes tell a fresh modern story.
Thanks so much for visiting my site!
La Selva Studio is named for our home away from home,
La Selva Beach, CA.