12 Inspiring Photos of Old World Style at Antiquites d’Europe

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

French, Swedish, Italian and Spanish antiques at Antiquites d'Europe in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Magazine Street in New Orleans is home to a bevy of elegant historical homes converted into antiques-filled shops. One such exquisite shop is Antiquites d’Europe owned by antiques expert Petricia Thompson. With an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century European antiques from France, Sweden and Italy, Petricia’s shop is an inspiring visual journey through design history. Antiquites d’Europe Photo … Read More

28 Inspiring Photos of Antiques & Interiors at Bremermann Designs

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

Antiquing in New Orleans at Gerri Bremermann on Magazine Street. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The “Grande Dame” of New Orleans’ interiors, as Gerrie Bremermann is oft referred to, is one of my favorite designers and antiques dealers. My adoration for her sublime style sophistication can be easily understood with a cursory review of her design portfolio, but it’s not just her celebrated design style for deftly blending antiques, contemporary furnishings and modern art in serene … Read More

Global Gardens: 5 Countries;7 Captivating and Inspiring Courtyards

Carmen NatschkeExteriors by Design, Glamorous Gallavanting

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The beautiful hidden garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò in Venice, Italy. Mediterranean and Moorish influenced courtyard with container garden and manicured hedges at the historical Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, Florida, United States. Hidden patio/courtyard garden in Oppenheim, Germany with a priceless view to the iconic gothic style church, Saint Katherine which is elegantly framed by the patio ... Read More

Continental Elegance at Malachite

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

Malachite antiques and interior design in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
I love the combination of these striking Gooseneck Bergere peacock blue chairs with gilded ornamentation upholstered in a luxe strie fabric trimmed with brass nail studs juxtaposed with the geometrically-shaped contemporary brass and smoked glass accent table. Exquisite, elegant and timeless bud and flower vases in brass and stone. The brass lobster reminds me of the decor that graced the ... Read More

Traditional Modern Style at Shaun Smith Home

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

Shaun Smith Interior Design and Antiques in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
A chic and eclectic blend of historically rich antiques and elegant contemporary decor combine to create an eye-catching vignette of decorative elements. A harmonious balance between decor from different periods and styles is achieved through the judicious use of color. In this case orange serves as the great design harmonizer that makes this vignette work. Visual interest and depth is ... Read More

Fashion-Inspired Home Decor Textiles from Root Cellar Designs

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Fashion-inspired home textiles from Root Cellar Designs. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

I’m delighted to share Root Cellar Designs’ debut collection of fashion-inspired textiles aptly named “Fashion Forward.” Co-founded by friend, fellow Blogtour alumnus, esteemed blogger and New York-based interior designer, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson along with her long-time friend, fashion designer Susan Young, this divine textile collection is unique in its artful blend of traditional and historical fashion design elements with an edgy, contemporary style … Read More

DARA Artisans: Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Artisanal Decor

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Photographer and ceramics artist Jim Franco handcrafts evocative pottery. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

In distant and exotic Mali a vat of organic-based Indigo dye has been masterfully mixed using millennia-old recipes. Woven textiles immersed in the tinted broth emerge saturated in monochromatic hues of blue christened with names like “Milky Blue” a barely there blue to “Divine Blue” a blue so dark it’s nearly black.  While in the New York prop studio of … Read More

8 Stunning & Inspiring Interiors: Junior League of High Point Showhouse

Carmen NatschkeInteriors by Design

Color saturated contemporary art loft with lots of glamour touches. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
Contemporary Bohemian chic meets International art collector style in this vibrant, color-saturated, glamorous art gallery haven room design by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room. Serene guest room in monochromatic tones of green accented with grays, makes for the perfect retreat from the madcap world. Design by Lance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living. Tailored romance meets ... Read More

Casual to Formal: 10 Dinnerware Sets for Style Loving Hostesses

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X, Entertaining

Lush tropical inspired dinnerware. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

This winter and spring, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit design fairs where the focus was on tabletop and dinnerware collections. After seeing dozens upon dozens of exquisite tableware and serving sets, I was inspired to share my favorites. In this post, I highlight a few that I shared on my Instagram account as I was reporting from the … Read More

5 Decor Pieces that Prove Luxury Design is in the Details

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style

Luxury home decor and furniture from Marge Carson. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Luxurious dressmaker embellishments, elegant braided trim, exquisite nailhead details and bejeweled upholstery buttons are but a few of the many beautiful and eye catching details that grace the furniture and decor on the Marge Carson showroom floor. I’ve long held the belief that when the small things, the details, are done right then I can be confident that everything else … Read More

7 Art & Fashion Inspired Luxury Ceramic Tiles from Aparici

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style

Artistic inspiration in wall tiles. Mosaic pottery shards in traditional patterns and colors. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
One of the most popular installation of wall tiles at Cevisama 2015 was Spanish luxury tile maker Aparici's eye-catching wall vignette composed of various Pop/Art gloss ceramic tiles. Potentially one of the prettiest mosaic-style/pottery shards inspired wall tile collections I've seen in a very long time. When I look at this tile installation, each piece reminds me of individual seashells ... Read More

8 Home Decor Products Rocking 2015/2016 Design Trends

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X

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TREND: Artisan/Craftsman. Roji iron teapots illustrate Japanese metalworking tradition set in a modern decor style and aesthetic. TREND: Painterly Appeal. Modern art meets the modern table! Colorful abstract art patterns grace the dinnerware and tabletop collection from Glockler designed by Maxwell Williams. TREND: Mixed Materials. Stelton glasses gracefully wrapped in copper ribbons. TREND: Painterly Appeal. Kahla dinnerware sporting artful watercolor ... Read More

A Gift of Light: Sunset Over the Miami Beach Art Deco District

Carmen NatschkeArchitectural Angles, Glamorous Gallavanting

Starlite hotel Art Deco district Miami Beach. | Carmen Maria Natschke CMNmedia/The Decorating Diva. LLC

An early evening stroll amongst the iconic architectural structures that comprise the famed Art Deco district of Miami Beach yields exquisite vintage postcard scenes of hotels and restaurants set against a watercolor-inspired sky awash in the soft, golden tones of the setting sun and accented with subtle hints of blues and greens. Cross-posted from Carmen Maria Natschke|CMNmedia.

21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X

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Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world’s fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections.  Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were … Read More

Editor’s Choice: 9 Best of Show Art Miami

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration

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Few things are more subjective than art and beauty. And even fewer things evoke emotions on the level that art does.  Spanning a broad range of visceral reactions including love, peace, joy, anger, hate and disgust – and sometimes one piece of art can engender a roller-coaster of widely disparate emotions.  We see and feel what we want when exposed to art. … Read More

Home Decor Discoveries at Maison et Objet Americas 2015

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Roberto Cavalli bedding and linens at Design Fair Maison et Objet Americas. | | The Decorating Diva, LLC
Fiercely pretty and romantic bed linens from Roberto Cavalli Home featuring botanical patterns and animal prints on a white background. David Pompa ceramic light pendants in blue and white. Tufted white leather with knotted brass "bamboo" legs bench at Oly. Pastel sea-green,slightly rounded square pouf with elegant silver trim exudes sweet sophistication and cosmopolitan chic at Fendi Casa. Vibrant, topical ... Read More