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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High Point Market Gold – Patti’s Picks

Highpoint Market 2013 was beautiful and showing off it’s GOLD. Many of the *NEW* items presented by vendors will not be available for at least four months, so truly this is what you will be seeing in the next 6 – 12 months from your interior designer. Many Design Bloggers, both domestic and international attend High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina to view the latest and greatest furnishings available to a global Home Furnishings market.  This post is some of my picks that I liked and would  specify to a client or otherwise simply share with my readers!

These first three photos were taken in LORTS beautiful new Showroom.  A fine furnishing company with products Made in the USA! with a superior selection of ultra fine finishes.  Swoon.

I simply adore this chest!

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for?

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for? By LORTS.         Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

From LORTS. Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I'm still on a gray kick!

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I’m still on a gray kick!                        Photo credit: Patti Johnson

Seven Shell 2

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC                                                                                      Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A trip to market for me is not complete without a stop into the Fine Art Lamps Showroom.  The showroom was far different since my last visit with a lighter, more art deco look.  Of course they still carry their signature crystal chandeliers, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a far more modern take on their new collections.

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013                                                                                                    Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamp

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards                                                                                                  Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamps

Another touch of Gold~

Another touch of Gold~Global Views                                                                                                                           Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.                        Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold was everywhere!

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market. These by CRLaine.

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market.          These by CRLaine.                                                                                                                                                       Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings!

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings! Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.                                                          Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013                                                                                    Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World's Away High Point Spring 2013 market

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World’s Away
High Point Spring 2013 market

Ms Jones Worlds Away

World’s Away Furniture Designer, the lovely Laurie Jones!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at a selection of my photos that I took during my recent trip to High Point Market! I’ve plenty more and will incorporate them into future blog posts. Truly there is something for everyone and every taste in style available. This was my first time back at market in at least four years and I’m here to tell you the furniture industry is on the come back! It appeared and was rumored to be a very strong market with higher numbers in attendance and I’ll let you know more details as I learn them! Kudos to the transportation staff! Hotel Shuttles were always on time with friendly drivers who even suggested places to dine! Thank you!

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