#BlogTourCali – Westedge Design Fair

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As mentioned in previous posts, BlogTourCali; A Well Designed Life ascended upon the Westedge Design Fair in Santa Monica, California this past October, anxious to see the latest and greatest. This design event on the West Coast is similar to the AD&D Show in NYC.

Attending Design Trade Shows is a highlight of my year, for so many reasons, foremost being the opportunity to personally view a curated collection of top shelf products in the industry, selected by the experienced professionals in the industry. Here’s a link to learn more about the Who’s Who behind Westedge Design Fair.

I can honestly say that on several occasions that I have specified products on projects that I had only just seen at such a fair! The exposure to many national and international companies that just may not make it to your local showroom, let’s say in OHIO, well, I find it extremely beneficial and I just know that there will be some products that I saw and was subsequently impressed with in Santa Monica that will likely end up in one of my future projects! And all thanks to Modenus,  for a Well Designed Life #BlogTour and our wonderful sponsors of which Westedge Design Fair was one.

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Check out this amazing spiral glass staircase!

 

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Need to add that very special staircase to heaven? Call Marretti, or better yet, call Patti Johnson Interiors! We’ll make it happen.

 

And of course the Italian firm Marretti will cause your steps to appear as if they are floating. You can view their site here.

 

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Sun Valley Bronze had a beautiful display of their hardware. Jewels for your home.

Another fun part of BlogTours or attending national or international design trade shows is of course, ah-hem,  the very social aspect. It is all about social media to a degree. I was able to see many other people in the industry that I have met through the years. One of the exhibitors was Black Crow Studios, a specialty wall covering company and you can view their amazing products here.

You are hereby encouraged to visit the links in this post to see for yourself the amazing products!  Thanks for stopping by, all photography by Patti Johnson

 

A Well Designed Life via BlogtourCali

I lived a very Well Designed Life last month during BlogTourCali. What is that you may ask? Interior Design BlogTours were the brainchild of Veronika Miller, founder of Modenus, with the purpose of gathering designers from various geographical areas and design backgrounds who are active on social media, to drink wine, to travel and be exposed to new design shows, products and elements for the purpose of educating them so they can in turn educate their readers.

Arriving in Santa Monica by chauffeur from the airport to our hotel, we were treated to an opening night reception on the top floor with an amazing view. Cameras clicked and people clicked. It was magical. Veronika shared what surprises were in store for us.

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VIEW FROM THE PENTHOUSE RECEPTION~

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Beginning the BlogTourCali foray into the California scene was not at all difficult considering the amazing weather that designers from OHIO don’t encounter during October! So after a meet and greet at the hotel with the other bloggers, both stateside and international, we were whisked off to a warm Hollywood Welcome at Petit Ermitage, a Bohemian Boutique Hotel (with an amazing website, so be sure to click on the hotel name to check it out!) sponsored by DXV,the high end line of American Standard in Bathroom Fixtures and Fittings.

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Signage to welcome us to what was in store!

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Delightful and quaint seating areas where we had our evening meal shared by DXV media personnel. Remember we are all design bloggers so no toilet jokes.

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Thank you to our BlogTourCali Sponsor DXV for an amazing evening! It was lovely!

 

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A verdant rooftop garden oasis was the backdrop for the evening.

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Of course I had to include a photo of moi, for the DXV Strike a Pose Event. Enough of you did not vote for me so I did not win. Thanks so much.

You will learn a little more about the DXV product line when I share with you about the Westedge Design Fair and other sponsors. But before we converged upon the Design Fair we were treated to a marvelous Brunch at Miele-usa Showroom. Stay tuned for mouth-watering photos of news of their amazing new cooking equipment!

 

 

Is #California ready for #BlogTourCali?

The rumor is true; #ChattiPatti is headed to California for a #BlogTour extravaganza, #BlogTourCali! If you have been following, you know that I have attended a Modenus BlogTour once before for the London Design Festival in September, 2012.

October, 2014 takes me to the WestEdge Design Fair and OH MY, wait until  you see the lineup of events for design education and inspiration: You can see more here. I’m really, really looking forward to all the fun and opportunities to meet the sponsors of this great trip and to talk to and hopefully interview many of them and others for Chatti Patti Talks Design future blog posts!

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Yes, this is the Coast Line of which I will be gazing at next week while on #BlogTourCali! Can’t WAIT!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting about all of the wonderful places that I get to attend and also be sharing a little bit about each company who is sponsoring our group on this trip. Major companies such as Miele, Mr. Steam, Zephyr, DXV, WestEdge Design Fair and of course Modenus!

One event sponsored by Zephyr  is celebrating ten years with renowned designer Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design.  Check out his website in the provided link to see his amazing aesthetic.  I can’t wait to meet him during a dinner event in Zephyr’s showroom!

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Woo Hoo – Golden Gate, here we come!

There will be so much to share with you as we embark on this road trip that begins in LA and ends up in San Francisco, California. Chatti will be an understatement.

Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, be sure to check back soon and often as #BlogTourCali unfolds and learn a little more about the other participants.