The GE Monogram Experience

The GE Monogram Experience – Louisville, Kentucky


Have you heard of the GE Monogram Experience? This past July 2014, I had the opportunity to be the guest of GE Monogram located in Louisville, Kentucky for a four-day intensive educational, hands-on and social extravaganza event. Approximately 15 Interior Designers and top appliance distributors from around the country were invited to learn about the BRAND of General Electric, GE Appliances and specifically Monogram.


GE script

Quoted from GE Monogram’s Website

But first….

A visit to Louisville, wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Churchill Downs!


GE Monogram treated us to a private tour of Churchill Downs Museum and Race Track before heading back to the classroom!


It was quite amazing being at Churchill Downs when it is empty in the grandstands. We were able to watch some horses training on the track up close and that was great fun.


This display in the Derby Museum featured a history of the Silks.

Hats on Parade

Friends at the GE Monogram Experience donned Hats at the Derby Museum store.


Detail on past Derby winners bring the experience to life.


The Churchill Downs Theater is shaped to simulate a race track and has a 360〫screen to view clips of past races and interviews with the jockeys and more. I highly recommend this if you are in the Louisville KY area.



Just like a Thoroughbred, the GE Monogram experience was all class!


The GE Monogram suite of appliances.


why choose monogrram

Another quote from the GE Monogram site explains why Monogram is an excellent choice for the consumer when searching for a professional kitchen appliance.

In the links provided for the various GE Brand appliances, I encourage you to view them to learn more about what makes GE Monogram different from other Brands in the marketplace. “Craftsmanship is the Hallmark of the Monogram collection.”* From dishwashers, refrigeration to cooking on high-end appliances, the group was educated with what makes GE Monogram a superior product in many ways in a very competitive and often confusing field for consumers. “Savor the possibilities” ~ GE Monogram.


A Hotel stay at the 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville would not be complete without hanging with those pesky Penguins, a BRAND identifier who were kind enough to pose with us.

I know, it looks like we were just about having fun at the GE Experience but we learned quite a bit, got to show off our culinary acumen and even though my team did not win the Iron Chef cook-off, we had a great time! Thank you Monogram!

Thanks for stopping by, I hoped you clicked a link or two and discovered what sets the GE Brand apart and learned about some of the features of their quality products.

Lexington Tour of Remodeled Homes

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If you will be visiting the Lexington, Kentucky area in August, don’t miss the Home Builders of Lexington’s Tour of Remodeled  Homes August 23rd and 24th. Come tour a home that Patti Johnson Interiors completely renovated and designed top to bottom at 3256 Marston Place, Lexington KY 40503.  you won’t be disappointed. Somehow my contact info did not make it into the Tour Book, but I will be there and hope to meet you!


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.

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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!


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