Yearning for Awnings

Lately, I have a yearning for awnings! When I think of awnings, I often think of summertime, window boxes over-flowing with flowers and street side cafes. What do you think of? I recently drove by a beautiful home in the upscale neighborhood of Hyde Park, Ohio  proudly displaying its lovely awnings and a large wrap around front porch complete with drapery panels coordinating with the awnings and the outdoor furniture.  It was a white house perched on a hill and was reminiscent of Grand Hotels. That is what inspired this post! I did not take a photo of it, maybe I’ll go back…

 Definition (Webster’s dictionary) of an AWNING: a roof-like cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter…


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Very European Design of wrought iron awning. Love this.


A glass and iron awning has a greenhouse look and effect.

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Yet another classic look for this older home with the black and white combination awnings on the front facade.

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Often the word awnings conjures up an image of a hotel.

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Love the classic black and white combination on these shop window awnings with a gently scalloped edge.

awning black scalloped

I’m beginning to think the classic combo of black and white in awnings is a timeless design!

awning restaurant

Another classic black and white combo for a restaurant awning. Just makes it look more inviting.

Awning store front 2 tone

I love the Glamour of this awning with side panels for a shop! The detail speaks to quality and make one more curious about what lies beyond!

awning street shop

A “sweet” version of an awning for this Perfumery.

Awning Striped over sink

An interior awning serves as a window valance in this kitchen photo.

Awning wrought iron scrollwork

The ornate design of this awning fixture and safety doors and grille work is breathtaking. Wish i knew where it was from…

Red awning baloon

Red and White awning used as a photo op for this lovely bride. Another classic combination.

zinc awning

The weathered effect only lends to enhance this awning!


Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design. These photos were sourced on Bing images and credit is given when the source is displayed.

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”

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”

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