Silk Scarf Halter Top by Grey Hall Design

The Swiss Army Knife in Your Wardrobe

Why we believe the silk scarf is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe, and not just an accessory for fashion enthusiast.  Silk scarves reinvent any outfit with a touch of polish, color and uniqueness.  With endless ways to tie this classic square, there is nothing ordinary about the end result!

Introducing the newest addition to our accessory collection: luxurious watercolor painted silk scarves by Grey Hall Design. These one-of-a-kind scarves are expertly crafted from the finest silk twill, and feature stunning watercolor paintings that are sure to make a statement. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or simply adding a touch of elegance to your everyday wardrobe, these scarves are the perfect choice.

Wooden Boat Luxury Silk Scarf by Grey Hall Design

But it's not just about the visual appeal – these scarves are also incredibly soft and comfortable to wear, making them a true pleasure to use.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to add a touch of sophistication to your wardrobe. You'll love the way you look and feel! Enhance your wardrobe with Grey Hall Design's luxurious watercolor painted silk scarves featuring hand-rolled edges. Each silk scarf is a work of art, featuring stunning paintings arranged in a storytelling fashion.  View our full collection of one-of-a-kind silk scarves and fall in love with your wardrobe all over again!

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December 29, 2022 by Grey Hall
Grey Hall Design Luxury Silk Scarves - How'd She Do That Podcast

How'd She Do That? with host Emily Landers

Have you ever looked at successful women in a wide range of careers, vocations and business ventures and wondered.... "How'd She Do That?"  Emily Landers, decided to investigate this curiosity we all ponder and turn it into a podcast series giving each of us a peek under the hood to the journey, trials, and magic that accumulate and ultimately formulate the most amazing stories of female entrepreneurs. 

As longtime fans of Emily's talent for insightful questions, commentary and identifying guests with a fabulous range of backgrounds, it was probably the equivalent of Christmas morning excitement when Page and I had the privilege of meeting the renown HSDT podcast host at The Southern C Summit in Sea Island. 

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Emily is an author, speaker, and host in Malibu, CA. Through these many roles, Emily has had the chance to do one of her favorite things: connect and collaborate with people who are just as passionate about their work.

With this lens Emily selects women to be invited on to her podcast.  Page and I could not be more humbled to be among this esteemed list in Episode 122 of HSDT to tell our Grey Hall Design story.

In our discussion, we give details for how our childhood was infused with creativity and imagination, how Page, our brother - Joe, and I were inspired to celebrate inventiveness and originality, and how our various college studies became building-blocks for an entrepreneurial launching pad.

And then fast-forward to when our focus on Silk Scarves began as Page and I entered the workforce.  

Page and I being just a year apart, when we graduated college and began our first jobs, we were in search of a professional wardrobe that also represented our individual styles.

At the time, we would have loved an Hermes silk scarf but could not afford it - and yet, off-the-rack, mainstream stores did not offer the elevated sophistication and rich color palette in silk scarves that excited us.

You must listen to discover the rest of our story!!!

And if you enjoy this, you must investigate exclusive content and behind-the-scenes updates with Emily Landers through her Patreon site. Join as a Patron and receive additional podcast episodes every a month as well as unlimited access to vlogs, BTS, and so much more!

 THANK YOU, EMILY for the honor and privilege of being a guest on your incredible podcast. 

We are lifelong fans of HSDT!!!

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October 30, 2022 by Grey Hall
How to Wear a Silk Scarf ~ made simple!

How to Wear a Silk Scarf ~ made simple!

"How to wear a silk scarf!?" is the question we hear time and again! 

Put all pre-conceived ideas out of your head because no rules apply here! Silk scarves actually give lots of freedom to elevate the most simplistic outfits and instantly transform them into a polished, chic look. 

The Parisians have mastered this art.  And why must they!? With closets the size of a high school locker, necessity is the mother of all invention.  Silk Scarves require almost no space at all in your wardrobe and they make a big impact when worn.  Thus, when in Paris walking down the Champs-Elysees, it is nearly a sea of all black, yet each passerby strolls with effortless sophistication and style.  It's hard not to wonder how this is possible in one of the fashion capitals of the world when all black clothing dominates the landscape?  Upon taking a closer look, it is resoundingly clear... the silk scarf accessory.  Tied in dozens of unique ways, a pop of color in a rainbow of hues, and endless design themes, each similar version of black ensemble becomes distinctive and individual to her personal aesthetic.

We want to remove the mystique, the complication and the intimidation of tying a silk scarf, because we promise --it's really not so hard!!  Discover simple and easy ways to wear a silk scarf in our "How To" videos.  You will appreciate how the same exact outfit takes on a whole new style as Page demonstrates how to tie a silk scarf a different way in each video.

Tie around your head as a headband, neck as a necklace or waist as a belt and with a few select pieces of jewelry, you too can be ready for the avenues of Paris. 

A true - MUST HAVE - in your wardrobe is a silk scarf.  Choosing to invest in a classic and timeless fashion accessory will not only elevate your most simple clothing pieces, but actually make it easier and faster to solve any wardrobe dilemmas and run out the door.  Toss a scarf on & go!

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How to Choose a Silk Scarf - A Must-Have for your Wardrobe

How to Choose a Silk Scarf - A Must-Have for your Wardrobe

To what color are you drawn?  Pick a silk scarf based on color first! If you LOVE the color, it will be magnetic in your wardrobe.   You will reach for it time and again if it's a color that makes you feel beautiful.

Secondly, choose a silk scarf based on theme that inspires you.  The subject matter of the design should spark an emotive connection, uplift, intrigue or represent a favorite personal motif.

Thirdly, look for artisan quality that will last as an heirloom you can hand-down to generations.  As you investigate, look for:

  • color saturation on both sides of the scarf
  • drapability and hand of the silk twill
  • hand-rolled edge ~ this is the mark of a luxury silk scarf!  That gorgeous dimensional edge is the most special detail 

We boast a lovely 38"x38" silk square that is actually a couple inches larger than the traditional 36" designer silk scarves on the market.  Hands-down, we have received unsolicited compliments that ladies LOVE the slightly larger size as they can do more with it.  For example, it's possible to tie your scarf as a belt and not just knot the ends, but have enough length to tie a bow!  We just love the feminine touch this brings. 

**PLUS, our silk scarves dry clean beautifully!!  Be sure to tell your premium cleaner to NOT press the rolled-edge of the scarf and voila!  You will be thrilled with the end result.

Enjoy the hunt for the perfect silk scarf for your wardrobe!

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Pups  EVERYWHERE!

Pups EVERYWHERE!

Whether you're a dog lover or not, our silk scarf with 29 lovable pups will capture your heart!  When a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show judge was gifted one of these beautiful silk scarves, her response could not have been a bigger WOW moment for us.  She gave the highest remarks for accurately capturing the personality of each breed.   

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I must say, this was such a thrill because countless hours were invested in studying America's favorite dog breeds.  With watercolor paints and the stroke of a brush, capturing a freeze-frame moment of a pup's iconic behavior is no small task.   In the flash of an instant, the personality traits such as calmness, boldness, kindness, playfulness and sociability needed to come through. 

Relief (ha!) and validation were achieved with such an esteemed audience of approval! Plus, capturing the eye of design\milk as well who featured our classic canine silk scarves delivered the perfect surprise & delight moment too.

I must admit, by the final pup painting, I wanted all 29 dogs!!!

 **Discover these pup in 3 colorways! 

petal pink, ice blue, & ivory

Dogs featured on our silk scarves:

  • German Shorthaired Pointed with black ticking - standing
  • German Shorthaired Pointer with light brown ticking - sitting
  • Yellow Lab
  • Chocolate Lab
  • Black Lab
  • Dachshund
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Beagle
  • Pomeranian
  • French Bull Dog
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bull Dog
  • Miniature Terrier
  • Vizsla
  • Australian Shepherd 
  • Great Dane
  • Scottie
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Shih Tzu
  • Boxer
  • Golden Retriever
  • Poodle
  • Shar Pei
  • German Shepherd
  • Corgi
  • Rottweiler
  • Siberian Husky

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The Southern C Summit ~ We see in our crystal ball a return visit!

The Southern C Summit ~ We see in our crystal ball a return visit!

The most dreamy experience in every way!  The Southern Coterie has created an incredibly dynamic conference  ~ The Southern C Summit.  This 3-day event brings together bright, hardworking entrepreneurs, designers, publishers, influencers and all sorts of creative Doers.  With Sea Island as the backdrop, there is no shortage of magic interwoven into every aspect.  

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Our biggest takeaways from the 2022 Summit: a network of mentors, introductions to publishers, relationships with influencers, entrepreneur peers and all of whom we now cherish as friends!  

Even beyond our wildest imagination, we gained exceptional clarity for brand growth and opportunities for business exploration.  We are truly grateful for all the doors opened!!

Get excited for a number of surprises coming your way that we can't wait to reveal very soon.

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Sea Island x Grey Hall Design

An iconic collaboration began with our visit to a little slice of heaven on the Golden Isles, Sea Island.  The glamour and charm of The Cloister set the scene for the 2022 Southern C. Page and I were in the most lovely swirl meeting fellow entrepreneurs and some of the hardest-working and creative women in business.  Among them were the most welcoming ladies of the Shop at Sea Island.  There was an instant connection, and exciting conversations took off imagining the possibilities of collaborating on a proprietary silk scarf and pocket square design.

Sea Island Watercolor Concept Sketch

Page and I began the creative exploratory with discussing all the nuances of a very special set of eight icons selected by Sea Island and how the details could be interwoven into the most beautiful story told on the finest silk twill.

This custom design process moved into a sketch session, and finally an array of options were narrowed down to two leading designs.  Bringing pencil sketches to life in loose watercolor renderings is a key piece of the process to enabling the vision to come to life. 

After which, the winning design concept is recreated in exquisite detail as a formal watercolor vignettes arranged for both silk scarf and pocket square compositions.  The background colorway is the most luscious peach to represent the sorbet tones of sunset at Sea Island ~ golden hour.

Discover art prints and notecards in addition to the silk scarf and pocket square!

  • The Cloister
  • Black Banks Terrace, The Cloister
  • The Lodge, Sea Island Golf Club
  • Sea Island Explorer

Such an honor to undergo this very special collaboration with Sea Island and we could not be more thrilled with the successful launch and receptivity of the design.

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Sea Island Silk Scarf and Pocket Square by Grey Hall Design

October 11, 2022 by Grey Hall
Grey Hall Design The Scout Guide Cincinnati Vol. 3

The Scout Guide ~ Cincinnati "Ones to Watch"

We love The Scout Guide and its pulse on trends.  Very exciting to watch the wave of launches across the country as new volumes drop in over 75 beautiful cities like a domino of colorful confetti.  The range in hues makes you want to collect one from each city and display them across your desk for the sheer purpose of sparking delight through their ombre sequence.

The classic variety of businesses and the essence of lifestyle evoked behind each brand is what keeps us coming back each year to seek-out tastemakers from coast to coast.

Discovering gems in all corners of America is the perfect travel guide too... Most shopping excursions are inspired from the Scout Guide Editors, and we are thrilled to cheer for @McKennaBrooks as Cincinnati's latest volume has now arrived! 

F L A S H   <>   B A C K!

What an honor it was to be selected among the "Ones to Watch" from The Scout Guide Cincinnati ~ Vol. 3.

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Banniere Co.  x Grey Hall Design

Banniere Co. x Grey Hall Design

Never missing an opportunity to paints unique scenes inspired by travels that reflect beauty from around the globe, my watercolor travel set goes with me everywhere.  And a visit down-south to see Page is no exception!

Drawn to our family ties to Georgia and the South, we struck up a conversation with the lovely Olivia Meyer, founder of Banniere Co. ~ Silk Scarves, with the idea to design a Georgia inspired silk scarf.  The allure of the romantic, drooping Spanish moss and fanciful dogwood petals have always captivated me on roadtrips down Interstate-75 from Cincinnati to Atlanta time and again.   

 watercolor sketch Georgia Silk Scarf by Grey Hall Design for Banniere

It is with great pleasure we had the opportunity to collaborate with this trend-setting and oh-so-elegant boutique to transform sketches into wearable art celebrating Atlanta and the beautiful state of Georgia.  The luscious color palette with hints of navy and slight shades of blue is so striking.

Bringing style and storytelling into the design, we beautifully incorporated the Georgia state bird ~ Brown Thrasher, The Cherokee Rose state flower,  and iconic peach fruit into one elegant and timeless composition.   

Discover all of it's beauty!

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Mrs. Southern Social ~ The Madame of Entertaining!

Mrs. Southern Social ~ The Madame of Entertaining!

The wit, humor and charm of Mrs. Southern Social, Mary Huddleston, had us instantly won-over.  And not only that, we were in stitches with her keynote address at The Southern C Summit in Sea Island.  We could not have been more flattered by her love of our 100% cotton cocktail napkins upon meeting in person.  And As Mary puts it on her blog, she has the corner market on Southern charm without lifting an arm!  Which is why she incorporated our re-usable cotton cocktail napkins.  Their beautiful texture resembles the finest linen and can be customized to any theme ~ and are also available in a variety of "grab & go" designs on our website ready to ship today!
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As Mary's tablescape centered around America's Independence Day holiday, we sketched all sorts of variations of Old Glory.  We then took to watercolor paint on paper with brushstrokes inspired directly from the print and patterns of Mary's tableware, plates, tablecloth and dinner napkins.  

For extra entertainment, add Mary's "Without a Hitch" novel to your reading list! 

Discover all the beautiful watercolor ~ cotton cocktail napkins we have available.

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*All photos courtesy of Lele Fain Photography