New York City Showcases Luxury at ICFF!

The very best of luxury products for both residential and commercial design can be found at the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was just held in New York City in May. As a luxury interior designer, I make it … Continue reading

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

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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!

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design and be sure and let me know of any topics you would like to hear about!

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!