Pattern in Decorating

Pattern and More Pattern!

This blog post features several beautiful images of patterns used in decorating. Selected by the author to help you identify how to decorate with pattern and be comfortable with using pattern when decorating a room.  From time to time I receive requests from bloggers asking to do a guest post on Chatti Patti Talks Design and Mari has written this just for my readers. Enjoy!~

Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here with a guest post from Arcadian Home. It’s a wonderful place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful mini pendant lights to decorative pillows for the sofa or bed. Today’s topic is pattern—a look at lots of pattern. I’ve brought along images of some of my favorite ways to add visual interest to interior spaces with beautiful pattern of all sorts. Please enjoy! Thanks for letting me visit for a bit. ~ Mari

A long hallway has been turned into a gorgeous sitting room with soft color and interesting pattern and texture. The blues and browns seen here have been used to create a cohesive look throughout this warm and inviting home.

Long Hallway

Lovely, classic and well proportioned! ~ CP

A lovely mix of pattern brings lots of visual interest to this beautifully neutral living room. What a warm and inviting room!

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Neutrals never fail!~ CP

Who knew pale blue pattern could create such a stunning look? Folding screens have been covered with an ethereal blue gray landscape. Aren’t they beautiful against the sky blue wall? Add an unexpected large scale patterned rug in blue, white and sand and this wonderful eclectic space is captivating. 

Blue

Symmetry and Elegance!~ CP

Want to add more pattern to a formal dining room? Consider using a contrasting pattern to upholster chair backs. With meticulous placement of the motif, this can create a beautiful look. 

Formal Dining Room

Wonderful symmetry in this Dining Room! ~ CP

Subtle pattern is gorgeous in this hotel bedroom where the canopied bed is the focal point of the space. I especially love the tone on tone soft pattern of the duvet.

Hotel Bedroom

Love the canopy!~ CP

A red, tan and black antique rug creates beautiful contrast in this lovely light-filled bath—an easy way to add pattern with stunning results.

Bath

Love the contrast of elements! ~CP

A colorful rug or runner can bring beautiful pattern to just about any style kitchen. Here in a more traditional eat-in kitchen a modern pendant light and contemporary patterned rug in turquoise hues, along with a pale blue glass tile backsplash give the space an updated look.

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Great Rug, really does add interest and Oomph to this Kitchen!~ CP

Lastly, we leave you with a single use of pattern to consider—the iconic black and white checkerboard floor. This grand entry perfectly illustrates the design power of this traditional floor covering. Think about this space without the black and white floor. It would still be beautiful but with much less visual impact. 

Pattern and color

Love, love, love the bright green drapery panels with the classic black and white patterned floor tiles!~ CP

What do you think of these patterned spaces? Comment below and discover more furnishings, foyer lighting, and interior inspirations on our site!

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design.  I hope you enjoyed the guest post, Thank you Mari! This is not a sponsored post. ~ CP

Patti’s Picks- High Point Market

Patti’s Picks – High Point Market

Two weeks ago I left for High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina and am sharing with you “Patti’s Picks”.  I love going to High Point Market. I think (and many would agree) that I could stay for weeks each year and never see it all.  Visitors see all the latest in residential design for all tastes imaginable from old world, traditional, transitional, eclectic, modern to contemporary. In addition to the feast for the eyes are the many educational events and seminars and social networking gatherings, all of which are crammed into a few days.

High Point Market is a wonderful place for those in the Home Furnishings and Design Industry to visit to see the latest in Trends for the Home.  They even have their own Pinterest Account! High Point has an official “team” of  expert Style Spotter’s comprised of 9 high profile designers. They each have the daunting task of selecting or “spotting” 25 of their favorite styles. Wow, that certainly can’t be easy. While I agree with their findings, I also have my favorites.  Caroline Furs is one of the official Patti’s Picks and true Luxury!

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Based in Toronto, Canada, “Carol also proudly collaborates with The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). Utilizing the iconic point blanket, CAROLINE produces a fresh new HBC line of fur blankets. Sold exclusively at the Bay stores and through their worldwide distributors. To order – visit www.hbc.com.”

Caroline Furs throws

Double sided throws. How luxurious!

Caroline Furs Hudston Bay Blanket

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Caroline Furs can customize your order for that perfect luxury gift. Hmm, the holidays are coming!

Caroline Furs Baby Line

Caroline Products

Caroline has a wonderful BABY line when only the very best will do! Did I say LUXURY?

Caroline Furs Baby Boot

Caroline Furs Baby gift set

Fit for a Prince – Literally.

Caroline Furs Small Pillow

Let the little one rest his head on this sheared skin pillow.

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This is Carol. I met the lovely Carol on the shuttle to market from my hotel one morning and we were able to chat for almost an hour, I was so intrigued that I promised her I would stop by to see her products and take photos for my blog post!

“Led by chief designer Carol Grant Sullivan, CAROLINE offers a collection of glamorous, bold, distinctive looks. Whether it’s a night out on the town, a brisk walk in the countryside or entertaining at home, CAROLINE produces fur designs aimed to make women look their very best.

The designer grew up in the Canadian North- part of a large, pioneering family in business. Home was not far from an early Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Post. Childhood winters were spent skating and skiing in the outdoors where Carol was surrounded by 3 generations of stylish women wearing fur. You might say fur is in her DNA. Now residing in Aspen during winter months, Carol’s passion for outdoor sports, the chic mountain lifestyle together with her love of fashion and fur has become an integral part of her design work. click here for inquiries or email info@carolinefurs.com.”

Hope you’ve enjoyed one of Patti’s Picks. I have plenty more to come. Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design!

Photography: Patti Johnson

Trending at the Interior Design Show – IDS13 Wrap Up

Trending at The Interior Design Show, IDS13~

January brought an incredible opportunity to attend The Interior Design Show in Toronto, Canada to peruse the latest and most innovative products in the interior-design industry up-close and personal.

“The Interior Design Show (IDS) is Canada’s largest contemporary design event. Since its inception in 1998, over 500,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers and highlight international interior design, architecture and industrial design trends.”

Invited as a guest of Cambria, a company which designs and produces stunning and innovative quartz counter-tops, I attended a preview party at their lovely Toronto based Showroom.

At the Toronto Cambria Showroom for a pre-party party!

At the Toronto Cambria Showroom for a pre-party party!

Quartz counter-tops are edging out granite as the newest low maintenance kitchen and bath solid surface.  One of the perks of attending trade shows in addition to all the great products that an interior designer can be exposed to, is the wonderful relationships that are created between industry partners and peers.  I had the opportunity to meet up with several designers that I had met at KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago last year and also to meet other designers in real life that I had previously interacted with via social media. These meet-ups or tweet-ups have become a welcomed  side benefit and are quickly becoming a focus of attending these events for many.

Here’s a photo of some of the Designing Women that I partied with at the beautiful Cambria Showroom prior to the IDS13 Opening Night Party!

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Fast forward to the first day of the show, bright and early here’s what was on display as we entered the showroom.

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Being on a mission for an upcoming project with my  fabulous Interior Designer friend Rose, we attempted to buy the tony black and white bag sitting pretty on the plastic light up patio chair, I mean who wouldn’t want one (the bag)? The salesperson cut us such a great deal; we could buy 100 of them for $79 ea. Cough. Well, it really wasn’t such a great bag anyway, kinda saggy.

Always some FAB lighting. I stop and stare at every beautiful chandelier regardless of where I am and you may spot me trying to capture it on instagram while my companions walk on.

Always some FAB lighting. I stop and stare at every beautiful chandelier regardless of where I am and you may spot me trying to capture it on instagram while my companions walk on.

This was absolutely the coolest lighting display at the show. By Living Lighting on King. Flush mounted fixtures with a sunburst surround repeated installed on a vertical wall. Ingenious.

This was absolutely the coolest lighting display at the show. By Living Lighting on King. Flush mounted fixtures with a sunburst surround repeated installed on a vertical wall. Ingenious.

Kudos must go to the display with most creativity in my opinion, the IKEA kitchen. Yep, I said that. The lighting hanging from a ballast  gives intimacy in a proverbial warehouse setting!

Kudos must go to the display with most creativity in my opinion, the IKEA kitchen. Yep, I said that. The lighting hanging from a ballast gives intimacy in a proverbial warehouse setting!

Interesting juxtaposition of antique, farm & rustic accessories on the modern island.

Interesting juxtaposition of antique, farm & rustic accessories on the modern island.

No Interior Design Show is complete without a Brizo display!

No Interior Design Show is complete without a Brizo exhibit!

“Brizo, the luxury brand of faucets, brings eco-friendly elegance into the home with products that are environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing.” ~ Brizo

And of Course the Jason Wu display!

And of course the Jason Wu display! Hi Jason!

Need a Volcanic Limestone soaking tub experience? Only V⊕A Baths can accommodate that request!

Need a Volcanic Limestone soaking tub experience? Only V⊕A Baths can accommodate that request! I actually had the opportunity last fall to visit their Showroom in Chelsea Harbor during the London Design Fair during #BlogTourLondon as a representative of Modenus.

More cool lighting~

More cool lighting~

Flying saucer football lighting for your sports room. Probably won't specify.

Flying saucer football lighting for your sports room. Probably won’t specify.

Some very impressive rug art. I love rugs and usually visit these exhibits first, which i did actually.

Some very impressive rug art. I love rugs and usually visit these exhibits first, which I did actually.

I love this rug by Weavers Art.

I love this rug by Weavers Art. Must have.

Meeting up with old friends and making new! Twitter pals Nyla Free ad Jonathan Legate.

Meeting up with old friends and making new! Twitter pals Nyla Free and Jonathan Legate.

That's a wrap. Photo credits: Patti Johnson. Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design. Feel free to leave a comment! Stay tuned for a great line up!