Let’s Get Cooking!

Even if you do not consider yourself to be an exceptional “Chef” or even a very good “Cook”, the Thermador Five Burner range may just help you become one!  Speaking from experience, in my last home in Powell, Ohio I … Continue reading

An Amazing Kitchen


An amazing kitchen. That’s what everyone wants, right? You’re no exception, I’m certainly not and neither are my clients. But, what makes a kitchen amazing? Great space planning for one, to get the most efficient use and storage out of the space. Innovative finishes and appliances. Where do you turn for such information? I hope you turn to your interior or kitchen designer.  For me, it’s a trade show called KBIS. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was held in Las Vegas this past January and displayed  thousands upon thousands of square feet of the latest and best products on the market or to come onto the market this year. I love attending trade shows.  As a designer, how better to gain access all at once to all the wonderful products out there so I can discern which one may be best for my clients or current projects?

Do you love a gray kitchen?  This is beautiful Photo via House Beautiful

Do you love a gray kitchen? This is beautiful Photo: House Beautiful

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Photo: Architectural Digest

A current project of mine in Ohio involves a kitchen mini renovation.  When I say mini, it means we will renovate parts of the kitchen and some aspects of the existing kitchen will remain.  In this instance, the custom cherry cabinets will remain and we will replace countertops, appliances, backsplash tile, lighting and a gorgeous new farm style sink that I found along a back wall at KBIS2015!

Here’s the amazing sink I found at KBIS2015. I just ordered it for my client! Photo: Patti Johnson

Also on the list is a new exhaust fan for above the cooktop which we are replacing with either another drop in or a slide in range. When it comes to kitchen exhaust fans, I must say, I originally yawned at the idea of visiting a show room recently in San Francisco while on #BlogTourCali with Modenus to Zephyr.  Zephyr is celebrating  10 years with renowned designer Fu Tung Cheng.  Fu tung Cheng is an acclaimed designer who specializes in designing and working with concrete.

Moving right along, what’s exciting about hood fans? We know we need them, but really? Well my perception changed during that visit to the Zephyr showroom.  Not that the fab dinner and cocktails didn’t help, however Zephyr demonstrated the power and silence of their exceptional product.  Walking by a long display of hood fans, I wondered, well, why don’t they turn them on? They were all ON.  Not a sound, no jet taking off in your kitchen, no shouting for everyone to come to the table above the awful sound of the dreadful greasy hood fan.   A piece of paper held up to the fan and stayed there convinced me they were running quietly.  They also had some kicker styles. You can also learn more about Zephyr here.

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Zephyr put out a large welcome sign for the designers on the BlogTour. Photo: Patti Johnson

 

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Photo: Patti Johnson

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The Padova Photo: Zephyr

Fu Tung Cheng

Read more about this talented designer here. Photo: Zephyr

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Posing with Fu Tung Cheng at the Zephyr Event Photo: Chasen West

Fu Tung Cheng signed a copy of his latest book Concrete at Home for each designer that attending the Event at Zephyr that night during Modenus Blog Tour.

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In his newest book, Fu Tung Cheng talks about how he began working with concrete as a medium in homes that later evolved and developed into a partnership with Zephyr. Photo: Amazon

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, I will be posting photos from the Kitchen renovation now taking place. I hope this post made you stop and think about what makes an amazing kitchen in your opinion, be sure to let me know a in comment!  See you soon~

 

The GE Monogram Experience

The GE Monogram Experience – Louisville, Kentucky

 

Have you heard of the GE Monogram Experience? This past July 2014, I had the opportunity to be the guest of GE Monogram located in Louisville, Kentucky for a four-day intensive educational, hands-on and social extravaganza event. Approximately 15 Interior Designers and top appliance distributors from around the country were invited to learn about the BRAND of General Electric, GE Appliances and specifically Monogram.

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Quoted from GE Monogram’s Website

But first….

A visit to Louisville, wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Churchill Downs!

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GE Monogram treated us to a private tour of Churchill Downs Museum and Race Track before heading back to the classroom!

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It was quite amazing being at Churchill Downs when it is empty in the grandstands. We were able to watch some horses training on the track up close and that was great fun.

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This display in the Derby Museum featured a history of the Silks.

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Friends at the GE Monogram Experience donned Hats at the Derby Museum store.

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Detail on past Derby winners bring the experience to life.

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The Churchill Downs Theater is shaped to simulate a race track and has a 360〫screen to view clips of past races and interviews with the jockeys and more. I highly recommend this if you are in the Louisville KY area.

 

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Just like a Thoroughbred, the GE Monogram experience was all class!

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The GE Monogram suite of appliances.

 

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Another quote from the GE Monogram site explains why Monogram is an excellent choice for the consumer when searching for a professional kitchen appliance.

In the links provided for the various GE Brand appliances, I encourage you to view them to learn more about what makes GE Monogram different from other Brands in the marketplace. “Craftsmanship is the Hallmark of the Monogram collection.”* From dishwashers, refrigeration to cooking on high-end appliances, the group was educated with what makes GE Monogram a superior product in many ways in a very competitive and often confusing field for consumers. “Savor the possibilities” ~ GE Monogram.

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A Hotel stay at the 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville would not be complete without hanging with those pesky Penguins, a BRAND identifier who were kind enough to pose with us.

I know, it looks like we were just about having fun at the GE Experience but we learned quite a bit, got to show off our culinary acumen and even though my team did not win the Iron Chef cook-off, we had a great time! Thank you Monogram!

Thanks for stopping by, I hoped you clicked a link or two and discovered what sets the GE Brand apart and learned about some of the features of their quality products.