Is #California ready for #BlogTourCali?

The rumor is true; #ChattiPatti is headed to California for a #BlogTour extravaganza, #BlogTourCali! If you have been following, you know that I have attended a Modenus BlogTour once before for the London Design Festival in September, 2012.

October, 2014 takes me to the WestEdge Design Fair and OH MY, wait until  you see the lineup of events for design education and inspiration: You can see more here. I’m really, really looking forward to all the fun and opportunities to meet the sponsors of this great trip and to talk to and hopefully interview many of them and others for Chatti Patti Talks Design future blog posts!


Yes, this is the Coast Line of which I will be gazing at next week while on #BlogTourCali! Can’t WAIT!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting about all of the wonderful places that I get to attend and also be sharing a little bit about each company who is sponsoring our group on this trip. Major companies such as Miele, Mr. Steam, Zephyr, DXV, WestEdge Design Fair and of course Modenus!

One event sponsored by Zephyr  is celebrating ten years with renowned designer Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design.  Check out his website in the provided link to see his amazing aesthetic.  I can’t wait to meet him during a dinner event in Zephyr’s showroom!


Woo Hoo – Golden Gate, here we come!

There will be so much to share with you as we embark on this road trip that begins in LA and ends up in San Francisco, California. Chatti will be an understatement.

Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, be sure to check back soon and often as #BlogTourCali unfolds and learn a little more about the other participants.























Decorating with Black (and white)

decorating with black (and white)

blk whtie sitting rm
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.

blk white bath 3

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!

blk white bath 1

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.

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design!