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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#Gorgeous #Fall #Color

Autumn is definitely here in the Ohio Valley and since I am busy preparing for a wonderful road trip to California with #BlogTourCali, I am re-posting a previous Autumnal post  I wrote.  Fall is such a gorgeous time of the year, don’t you agree?

AA AUTUMN PUMPKINS

Bountiful Harvest!

Autumn reflections

Amazing reflection of autumn color!

autumn staircase

Simple yet striking decor of pumpkins lining this stairway!

Autumn Storm

A few fall leaves lingering on a branch. You can even feel the coolness or frost in this photo!

Autumn yard

Hmmm, I wish I lived here!

country road

Songs are written about Country Roads!

fall door 1

A simple wreath to welcome Autumn!

 

foggy morning

Wish I knew where this photo was taken, how gorgeous!

owl

Mother Nature at Work!

pumpkins

Nothing says Fall more than a pumpkin patch!

yellow leaves

Reminds me of Back to School Days…

apples

Oh, and of course Apples spell Fall!

autumn splendor

Glorious!

I’ll leave you with this amazing shot! All photos via @Pinterest.    As always, thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design! 

Amazing Doors

~Doors of the World~

Doors fascinate many people. I am one of those people.

Do you ever strain to see the doors of buildings when traveling as a passenger in a car to some new place?

I especially love doors of character and you will find that most of these amazing images are of doors from countries far away where buildings are ancient or very old. Some will intrigue me, some I fall in love with and some will tease me, cause me to yearn for a tour of what lies beyond. What do they speak to you?

gray door

A weathered gray wooden door with detailed wrought iron accents. Looks a bit rustic in the Limestone building.

old door with stone bldg

This door is so interesting with the paper box/mail slot on it. The bright orange is eye catching for sure in this very old stone home. Notice the stain coming off the bottoms where the door has been kicked open repeatedly.

red doors

These red painted doors appear as though they were added at a later date than the building as the opening is arched and the doors are squared. They also don’t appear to match the building. Interesting though.

yellow doors

Wow, the vividness of the yellow paint combined with the green painted wrought iron window grilles make this entrance stand out from the limestone facade.

turquoise doors

Love the boldness that these paneled double doors were painted for a brick home front entrance, Really intrigues me and makes me want to see inside although there is no door knob. Wonder why that is…

carved lintel door

Another turquoise double door entrance however, notice how the doors themselves have been carved to fit into the carved stone lintel.

mystical doors

Amazing and mystical is how I would describe these doors. The old gnarly tree trunks add an eery touch to the medieval feel.

dble doors with greenery

These cream doors draw the eye and the ivy creeping over the exterior walls have been trimmed and shaped to follow the slight arch at the top of the door.

stunning interior doors

These are interior doors but I love gray and detailed paneled doors. They’re a little overly ornate for the general residence but stunning none the less!

These glossy black double front doors make a striking contrast with the white trim and brass kick plates and Fleur de Lis door knockers.

These glossy black double front doors make a striking contrast with the white trim, brass kick plates and Fleur de Lis door knockers.

Black interior doors

These interior doors make this entrance pop. Painted gloss black is the way to go and the handrail and newel post have been painted as well. I have done this very look in homes.

art nuveau door

A modern Art Nouveau Double Door with black trim is striking with the light from the interior shining through.

detailed wooden doors

I love the detail on this cared door frame and lintel. The brass knobs on the front also make a statement.

old purple doors

These purple and gold antique doors appear to be constructed from brass or some type of metal.

navy and gold doors

Another striking example of ornate front doors. the gold overlay is very elegant with the deep peacock blue beneath.

antique key hole

Couldn’t resist adding this beautiful antique keyhole hardware and key. I think hardware that is unique really make a wonderful personal statement for your home. Calls for another post dedicated to hardware for the door. Upcoming.

Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design. I’ve enjoyed sharing some beautiful images of both exterior and interior doors. Most of these photos have been sourced from Pinterest. You can see more here.