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.


Grey Hall Design Watercolor illustrator Collaboration Mrs. Southern Social

*All photos courtesy of Lele Fain Photography

Stubbs & Wootton - Dream Slipper Contest

Stubbs & Wootton - Dream Slipper Contest

In this game of roulette you always Win! We took a gamble to spin-up countless designs in hopes of cashing in with a victory for the Stubbs & Wootton #stubbsdreamslipper contest. Take a gamble and VOTE with a “like” of your fave design on my insta feed. THANK YOU & Thank You to @stubbsandwootton for this creatively cool opportunity 😆

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How to Tie a Silk Scarf - with Designed by Dixon

How to Tie a Silk Scarf - with Designed by Dixon

Silk Scarves are the perfect transition piece from day to night, yoga to cocktails. 

Designed by Dixon's Anna Louise appreciates this secret weapon more than anyone and invited us to see just how she does it!

Anna Louise (AL) of Designed by Dixon is our go-to for down to earth style, sophistication and great everyday ideas.  She styled our Chinoiserie in the Jungle silk scarf demonstrating how easy our Luxury 38"x38" designer silk squares are to add a pop of color and unique touch to any outfit. Discover AL's favorite ways to wear and get inspired! 

Toss around a ponytail if you're not sure what kind of a hair day you're having, or if you're looking to add a touch of spunk to a traditional outfit, wrap around your wrist. 

Designed by Dixon Silk Scarf ponytail by Grey Hall Design

Helloooo to the voluminous bow is the signature look AL fell in love with to accessorize her seagrass purse when adding our silk scarf.  It is that simple & easy!

Silk scarves are a must-have staple in your wardrobe and can be tied in a multitude of ways.

We hope you are as inspired as Anna Louise to try wearing a silk scarf in a new way today!


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Autumn Pop Up ~ Country Market

11am - 3pm
6000 Drake Road ~ Indian Hill Church
Join us and discover new luxury Silk Scarves, Paris Calendars & Prints, plus additional gift items!
How to Wear a Scarf workshop around the clock

September 15, 2019 by Grey Hall
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We’re Fans: Meet Anne

Anne is a member of Starfire and an artistic fashion lover.  She is kindhearted and creative.  In the lull between seasons, we’re always looking for new inspiration and an opportunity to give back. This is why we turned to Starfire and had the privilege of being paired with Anne.  The connection was instant.  Collaborating together to design a trend-setting scarf would let Anne’s painting talent shine, and also celebrate her love of fashion.

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The process began with magazine tears and pulling together inspiration boards.  Then we looked for patterns and color themes, soon after splashes of paint began pooling on her watercolor paper. 

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It was inspiring to see Anne’s face light up as she described how the sun was the center of her design with flowers and butterflies in flight swirling around this fiery center.  Bringing her artwork to life on silk needed a special touch to make it as uniquely beautiful as Anne.  This meant an asymmetrical layout to make room for her iconic signature as the perfect corner accent.

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The final touch, trimming the scarf in petal pink, was a haute detail like a museum frame to fine art.

The most rewarding moment of it all… delivering Anne’s original composition as a stunning silk scarf; her own wearable art!

“This is a dream come true.” - Anne Gerhardt

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January 06, 2019 by Grey Hall

The Scarf: Layering is a Power Play

As soon as she comes into sight, long before she’s said hello, you see her… that strikingly adorned silhouette.


While intelligence, strength, and a well-articulated point of view go without saying, women of authority are also recognized by their grace and their accessories.

Whether winter for you is blustery or balmy, layer your accessories and silk scarves for that chic look that slays when you walk in the room.

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Why the Swan?

Refreshing a brand logo is quite an undertaking, and as Grey Hall Design is growing, I wanted to take a step back.  I wanted to think about the future of where our brand could stretch.  With complementary backgrounds in product development and design, my sister Page and I began the sketching process of illustrating “what if!”…to launch the Knotty Scarf collection.
To Market, to Market!

To Market, to Market!

Grey Hall Design to debut The Knotty Scarf Collection at the AmericasMart - Atlanta this July! Original watercolors translated into fashion of the finest quality fabrics.  Come visit us and discover luxury silk scarves with gorgeous designs.
July 10, 2018 by Grey Hall
Giving That's Not Just a Fad

Giving That's Not Just a Fad

Giving Thanks for The Shepherd’s Crook Orphan Ministry

Walking the streets of some of the world’s most fashionable cities, it’s easy to be swept away in the glitz of a global vibe, the hottest trending ensembles and the latest cafés to experience.  Just past this veil are the real souls who make up that city’s fabric.

TSC is diligently working to place over 350 children with disabilities or who may be “aging out” of the system globally with forever families.  They seek those willing to step out in faith and adopt these special children.

November 22, 2017 by Grey Hall