Honored to be named as one of only eight (8)! Interior Designers from across the United States and Canada to represent the Home Furnishings Industry at 2015 Spring and Fall High Point Markets. Designers are selected to spot TRENDS in the industry and share on their social media outlets and blogs. Designers are chosen from different regions and I am proud to represent the midwest! I spotted several TRENDS as did the other remarkable Style Spotters and today’s post I am sharing what I believe to be one of the strongest if not THE strongest trend happening and that is the use of MIXED METALS  integrated into furnishings across the spectrum, from desks to lighting to beds to everything in between, there is an element of industrial metals to refined gold and polished nickel, which in my opinion beautifies the pieces, adds interest and a layer of texture to the design and furnishing of a beautifully designed space.



The SOHO desk of the SOHO Collection that I Style Spotted at Bernhardt Furniture is a showstopper! Capitalizing on the polished nickel, the geometry of the piece crosses over into another prominent TREND of SIMPLIFIED GEOMETRY. The parquet design of the burled top adds another layer of genius to a commanding piece of furniture. Notice the bar cabinet in background with Greek Key inspired door pulls and metal base. Bernhardt has a winner with this very fashionable collection. Simplicity in lines, yet says so much! I can’t wait until this is available!



Taylor Burke Home knocks your socks off with this STACKED PENDANT. The cut-away styled metal over-shade, the brass brads and even a gold metallic inner shade application, left me swooning. Again, this lighting fixture speaks to two major trends in home furnishings that will be visible for a long time to come, the metal aspect and the geometry; another TREND.



The Key West Credenza I Style Spotted by Ambella Home features over-scaled brass keys as adornment as well as the metal foot caps and stretcher bars. What a lovely piece, it seems to be saying “Look at me!” Amazing.



Michael Aram leaves us breathless with his abstract work artfully constructed of molten aluminum aptly entitled “After the Storm”. Upon careful study, it displays the remnants of debris on the streets after a storm and creates a layered effect. Lovely conversation piece.



Such a thrill to meet Michael Aram, the creative behind my Style Spot. He has a lovely showroom with artistic pieces that become heirlooms.


These are just a few of my favorite Style Spots from Market this past year.  I enjoy sharing what’s new and trending in the Home Furnishings Industry

so readers like you know what’s hot for a beautifully designed space! Which is your favorite piece? Would love to hear in your comments!


Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design! I’ll be sharing more of the design TRENDS for 2016, be sure to check back!



Lexington Tour of Remodeled Homes

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If you will be visiting the Lexington, Kentucky area in August, don’t miss the Home Builders of Lexington’s Tour of Remodeled  Homes August 23rd and 24th. Come tour a home that Patti Johnson Interiors completely renovated and designed top to bottom at 3256 Marston Place, Lexington KY 40503.  you won’t be disappointed. Somehow my contact info did not make it into the Tour Book, but I will be there and hope to meet you!


Decorating with Black (and white)

decorating with black (and white)

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Very Contemporary and striking bathroom in Black and White.

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I absolutely adore black painted doors and panelling. Very smart. Give Traditional paneled walls an updated look.

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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.

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This room is borderline over the top with its Hollywood Glam in Black and White!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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