Chatti Patti Talks Design with Tobi Fairley

Chatti Patti sits down to interview Tobi Fairley during High Point Furniture Market at CRLaine!

Blues and Greens designed by Tobi Fairley greet you in the CRLaine Showroom during this spring's HPMKT.

Blues and Greens designed by Tobi Fairley greet you in the CRLaine Showroom during this spring’s HPMKT.

Last month, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk with Tobi Fairley about the release of her new line of furnishings which debuted at High Point Furniture Market.  Presented by C.R. Laine Furniture and in their colorful showroom, Tobi’s vignettes took center stage to showcase her signature style of BRIGHT, BOLD AND TAILORED.  Watch as Tobi shares her inspiration on designing and developing a new line of furniture and see for yourself why she is renowned for such successful use of color in her designs.

 

Another lovely vignette by Tobi Fairley on display in the CRLaine Showroom during Spring 2015 High Point Furniture Market. BLUE is TRENDING!

Another lovely vignette by Tobi Fairley on display in the CRLaine Showroom during Spring 2015 High Point Furniture Market. BLUE is TRENDING!

Taking inspiration from a more Glamourous Era, Tobi re-defines pieces from the past and creates a current return to Grandeur.  Bold and soft tones alike blend prettily with the clean lines and fresh perspective. New twists on a Sheraton Sofa and an inviting chaise lounge and her new “neutral” of Blush Pink are well thought out as are the details of many of the other pieces on display. It’s all in the details!

The Hampton Chaise by Tobi Fairley Spotted by Patti Johnson, Official Style Spotter for High Point Furniture Market 2015

The Hampton Chaise by Tobi Fairley Spotted by Patti Johnson, Official Style Spotter for High Point Furniture Market 2015

Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design!

Photography: Erica Stringer

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Decorating with Black (and white)

decorating with black (and white)

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This elegant black sitting room comes across to me as very mysterious! Has a certain HUSH about it.

I currently have a project taking shape that has a fair amount of black and white going on that I’m excited to share with you soon. There are a lot of grays happening in this project as well, which softens the contrast a bit. I have always loved something black in every room.  This post shows some beautiful ways to decorate your room or rooms with black and white. Warning: You will have to keep it very, very clean.

blk white living

Black and White Living Room. Even with the stark contrast of black and white in the design of this room, it still looks Traditional. I would substitute the lamp with a pop of color. Yellow or Apple Martini Green! It appears that there is also BROWN in this room as an accent color perhaps to tie in the sisal like floor covering.  Lovely.

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This Black and White bathroom looks a bit more organic. Notice the light fixtures which are like vanity lights rather than can lights in the ceiling. Very unique. Do you like the different floor tiles?

blk whtie bath

Very Contemporary and striking bathroom in Black and White.

blk white foyer

I absolutely adore black painted doors and panelling. Very smart. Give Traditional paneled walls an updated look.

blk white BR2

THIS bedroom is dramatic and smashing! I love the bold and huge Black and White chevron accent wall. The bedding with its check and houndstooth patterns give the room a slightly masculine flair. Love how the shape of the duvet cover captures the shape of the granite tiles on the floor. Well done. Très chic.

blk white den

This room is borderline over the top with its Hollywood Glam in Black and White!

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Another crisp Black and White bath. It makes me feel like I could never wear tan slippers in there, not that I have any…tan ones. Only white toothbrushes allowed.

blk & white BR

I envision this as a Black and White guest room.   I like the gentile detail of black on the window panels. Love the bench. Thank you for the touch of gold!

blk and white vignette

Very smart and traditional in appearance, I like the pop of yellow to break up the Black and White decor. The white walls make it less interesting though…. Do you love the hide rug? Yep.

Black White Red Dining Room

Such brave and bold things going on in this Black and White Dining Room. Ceiling would look awesome if painted too….Excellent room.

Black andwhite powder room

Another great example of Black painted paneling. How interesting the swing arm light fixture as a vanity fixture. I love the ingenuity.

I do believe that Black is becoming quite the trend in decorating of late. Hope you enjoyed these photos, all from Pinterest.

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