Yearning for Awnings

Lately, I have a yearning for awnings! When I think of awnings, I often think of summertime, window boxes over-flowing with flowers and street side cafes. What do you think of? I recently drove by a beautiful home in the upscale neighborhood of Hyde Park, Ohio  proudly displaying its lovely awnings and a large wrap around front porch complete with drapery panels coordinating with the awnings and the outdoor furniture.  It was a white house perched on a hill and was reminiscent of Grand Hotels. That is what inspired this post! I did not take a photo of it, maybe I’ll go back…

 Definition (Webster’s dictionary) of an AWNING: a roof-like cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter…


green awnings residential


Very European Design of wrought iron awning. Love this.


A glass and iron awning has a greenhouse look and effect.

res blk white awnings

Yet another classic look for this older home with the black and white combination awnings on the front facade.

awning hotel pink

Often the word awnings conjures up an image of a hotel.

Awning 1 shutterstock

Love the classic black and white combination on these shop window awnings with a gently scalloped edge.

awning black scalloped

I’m beginning to think the classic combo of black and white in awnings is a timeless design!

awning restaurant

Another classic black and white combo for a restaurant awning. Just makes it look more inviting.

Awning store front 2 tone

I love the Glamour of this awning with side panels for a shop! The detail speaks to quality and make one more curious about what lies beyond!

awning street shop

A “sweet” version of an awning for this Perfumery.

Awning Striped over sink

An interior awning serves as a window valance in this kitchen photo.

Awning wrought iron scrollwork

The ornate design of this awning fixture and safety doors and grille work is breathtaking. Wish i knew where it was from…

Red awning baloon

Red and White awning used as a photo op for this lovely bride. Another classic combination.

zinc awning

The weathered effect only lends to enhance this awning!


Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design. These photos were sourced on Bing images and credit is given when the source is displayed.

Time To Garden!

Time to garden! It’s that time of year! The weather has warmed and spring cleanup has begun or even been completed.  I’m making a little garden in my back yard and I wanted a special tree for the center of it that wouldn’t grow too big over the years.  I love Japanese Maples but I have one and always plant them at every house we live in and wanted something different. So, today I visited the local garden/landscape shop in town and spotted the perfect tree.  A Japanese Dwarf  Variegated Willow. OK, another Japanese variety but I love that it will only grow to 8′ in height! Perfection.

Japanese Willow 2

As soon as I stepped from the car, I spotted the hint of pink on the tips of the leaves. I didn’t have to look any further! I enjoy the pink and purple scheme in my garden.

Japanese Willow

I love how the trunk is so straight! So adorable!

Japanese Willow close up

Close up of the leaves on the tree. I’ll put some purple with it.

may night

“May Night” does well in my shaded areas, I may add some in the new garden space.


Veronika, another great possibility!

purple lavender

Perhaps some purple lavender for the perennial garden.

What do you think? Which one should I choose?

What other perennials would look great with these?

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design today, check back soon for some pics of the finished garden!

Sustainability in Outdoor Furniture at High Point Market

David Francis Furniture is known for innovative pieces derived from rattan, abaca, lampacanay and bamboo primarily for sustainability. Apart from the sustainability and enduring product materials, their stylish and cutting edge outdoor furniture offerings are sure to wake up anyones porch or pool area! I’m pleased to share some photos of the unique pieces that debuted at Spring Market in High Point this month as they are sure to put a smile on  your face!

AW8500 Palm Chair and Ottoman

The “Palm Chair” with Ottoman ~ I feel like I could just float in this chair!


L4905-ENT Tribeca End Table

Pair this end table with a glass top and you have an instant conversation piece.


AW8000 Manhattan Outdoor Lounge Chair - White

As mentioned in my previous post how Circles were all the rage and trending at High Point, take a look at the lovely detail on this outdoor lounge chair.


L6030 Hollywood Etagere Front View - Sprout

Clearly a best seller, this is aptly named the “Hollywood Etagere” shown here in their newest color “Sprout”!


Hope you are inspired by these fresh and beautiful pieces that can brighten your outdoor living spaces this upcoming season! There is something for everyone and lots of finish options to blend with your decor. For more information, contact Patti Johnson at 866-576-1980.  All photos courtesy David Francis Furniture.

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