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 www.hbc.com.”

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.

Caroline PM

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 info@carolinefurs.com.”

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

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Designing Details ~

Designers often use details to make a statement. When determining what precisely could set a certain tone  for a piece of fine furniture or kitchen cabinets, the solution is often hardware. Hardware is by far one of the simplest ways to transform a standard chest into a significant statement piece to welcome guests into your foyer or express your personality in the kitchen on your cabinetry.  As a designer, I have always had a passion for beautifully crafted hardware. I consider hardware the jewelry of your home. Sometimes just the hunt is a thrill. Well, now I won’t have to hunt too far.

If you’ve been following Chatti Patti’s escapades in London during the recent BlogTour, most likely you’ve noted that the sponsors were all about luxury and great design. From beginning to end.

Enter Du Verre Hardware, a company that produces environmentally friendly designer knobs and pulls. With a long and impressive list of Designers such as Clodagh, Goodman  & Charlton, Jeff Goodman and Erin Adams with backgrounds in various disciplines, who lend their expertise, creativity and signature to product development, it’s no wonder the collections of  Du Verre are used around the world in hotel chains such as The Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ritz Carleton Hotels and Gettys to name just a few!

What are some of the characteristics of Du Verre Hardware that make it so unique?

  • Each piece is finished by hand,which may result in small variations in the finished product, but we designers love that!

A Du Verre Inspiration Board. Photo: Du Verre

  • All the hardware is made from recycled aluminum. ~ yes, I know that’s hard to believe by looking at these beautiful photos, but they are green. Read more here.

For a more industrial look: Harmony and Balance collection photo: Du Verre

The Du Verre Pomegranate collection. Photo: Du Verre

The Du Verre RIO Collection. Photo: Du Verre

The Lotus Collection. Photo: Du Verre

Unique and interesting, not ‘Big Box’! Photo: Du Verre

And last but not least, are these incredible small knobs.  I love the ones on the upper right so much, I want them for cufflinks for my husband!

So cool and inspiring! Photo: Du Verre

Should you be planning a kitchen or bath renovation in the near future and are concerned about the environment, then Du Verre is a company you can be confident in purchasing from!

Thank you Du Verre for sponsoring 14 eager bloggers from 14 different locales to experience the London Design Fair. Thank you also to all the sponsors of Blog Tour!

Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, check back soon for more illustrative reports on design!

Decorative Stone~ (In Interior Design)

Ancient stone invokes a sense of timelessness and elegance. Something about the process of being quarried and shaped intrigues me. Since I was a young girl, I have had a love for stone. I would pay more attention to the limestone, medallions or marble flooring at the local mall than the back-to-school clothes my parents took me there to purchase. My parents thought I was shy (Who-me?) because I was always looking at the ground. Well, it hasn’t changed and I love stone even more now. Truly the pictures I am pleased to share with you here easily define stone as art.

Photo: Lapicida.com

Photo:Lapicida.com

Let me introduce you to Lapicida, a stone company in the UK and their blog. Lapicida is an official sponsor for Blog Tour London, the brainstorm of Modenus, a Designer’s resource. I will have the awesome opportunity to visit their new showroom on Kings Road in London later this month. I’m so excited to learn all about their company and products to share with you.

“With the 2010 Design Awards for Lapicida HQ in Harrogate, the largest natural stone tile showroom in Europe plus openings of the new London showroom and the dedicated Stone Studio at Fired Earth, Cobham, the Lapicida empire continues to go from strength to strength.”~ source: Lapicida.com

Intricate custom designed flooring – oh so beautiful! ~ Photo: Lapicida.com

Better than a rug, but since I really have a passion for rugs as well,  I’ll say a lovely alternative to a rug or equally as beautiful as a rug! Advantages would be cleaning perhaps, but simply these designs can take your breath away!

Photo:Lapicida.com

If the stone pattern shown above this image is not your style, perhaps you will find this more to your liking!  Untold how many variations have been designed at this point, but you can have something custom designed for your home.

If a mosaic is not on your shopping list, how do you like this herringbone pattern?

Photo: Lapicida.com

Lapicida even creates unique stone tubs and basins. This brown marble soaking tub would look spectacular in a master suite. Call me if you’re interested!

Photo: Lapicida.com

I  hope you’ve enjoyed a sampling of stone products. Stone can be a design element in any home or building!  Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design! Check back soon to see what’s new and leave a comment or ask a question, feedback is appreciated!