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
I’m Kathleen Gretz – a graphic artist, turned interior designer, turned textile designer, ocean lover, and native Californian. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area my perspective is pretty eclectic. In a nut shell, my line is about classic motifs telling fresh, modern stories. I love turning my experiences, knowledge and imagination into something tangible, something that brings interest and joy to a home for years. Yes, we may travel the world but it’s always nice to come home to a beautiful space.
As a creative, it’s hard not to see the endless possibilities of design. You’re probably the same, so I offer custom options. If the fabrics shown on the site fit the project, great! But, sometimes only the perfect color, scale or ground will do and I try to keep that process as simple as possible!
Thanks so much for visiting my site!
La Selva Studio is named for our home away from home,
La Selva Beach, CA.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Linen scores way up there on ecological factors. Flax is a natural product that doesn’t require lots of irrigation, and needs little or no chemical treatment. All parts of the plant are used, so there’s no waste. Linen fabric is also 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Our printers are very ecological as well. Grounds are printed in the US with water-based pigment inks, no hazardous waste and printing to order eliminates unwanted yardage.
Still we can do more so 10% of all our profits go to organizations helping to clean and protect our planet. Each year we choose a service or foundation that’s doing the hard work. And giving is fun!