Favorite Finds at Palliser Furniture

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Palliser Vivy indigo leather sofa | The Decorating Diva, LLC

During the spring 2016 High Point Furniture show I had the opportunity to tour the Pallliser Furniture showroom and see all the new introductions for fall 2016 home fashion. I was delighted to find fashionable pieces that were easy on the eye and the bank account. Along with stylish and affordable, I also learned that the sofas and chairs were perfectly … Read More

Creative Cafe // Textile Artist Jana Platina Phipps

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration

Trim Queen Jana Platina Phipps in surrounded by luxe textiles and trims.

There are times I have to pinch myself to snap back to reality – to realize that I’m not dreaming this incredible world I live in. A world filled with exquisitely talented creative dynamos like the one and only Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps.  Today in the Creative Cafe we are graced with the company of this charismatic textile artist that … Read More

Fashion Comes Home: Cynthia Rowley’s Home Fashion Debut

Carmen NatschkeInside Design, Spotlight: Decor & Furniture

"Wallis" sofa, "Venus" demi-lune and "Serendipity" cocktail table.

Last fall during the furniture industry’s home fashion week I had the pleasure of sitting down for a delightful chat with the inimitable, charming, and witty fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Our hour-long conversation touched on a variety of topics from fashion to home fashion, creativity to surfing, and to Cynthia’s passion for incubating entrepreneurial talent. DD:  Did you find that there were … Read More

Creative Cafe // Textile Artist Deborah Main

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Luxury designer pillow designed and created by Deborah.

In the Creative Cafe today, the splendidly talented textile artist Deborah Main of Deborah Main Designs. Deborah shares her inspiration, passion for designing with vintage fabrics and jewelry and her sage advice to creatives. I am inspired by the things I see around me. This could be nature, everyday objects, a painting, an architectural design, the latest fashion, or on the … Read More

Creative Cafe // Artist Pamela Copeman

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Pamela Copeman artwork. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Today, the enchanting and talented artist and interior designer Pamela Copeman joins us in the Creative Cafe to discuss her passion for art, what inspires her and her life-long dedication to creating things of beauty. I am inspired by books, movies, theater, and I also find great inspiration from television shows, especially period pieces such as Downton Abbey and Mad Men. Whether … Read More