Art Deco & Vintage Design Style at Roberta e Basta Milan

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

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Roberta Tagliavini’s eponymous antiquariato on via Fiori Chiari in the heart of the Brera Design District in Milan, was one of the several antique and vintage shops we had the pleasure of exploring on our Antiques Diva  shopping tour led by the firm’s CEO Toma Clark Haines. As eclectic and fashionable as its namesake, the Roberta e Basta shop caters to high-end luxury buyers … Read More

Antique & Mid Century Lighting Style at Rita Fancsaly Milan

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

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Just steps away from the famed Brera Academy, is Rita Fancsaly’s vintage boutique – one of Milan’s finest purveyors of 20th century lighting fixtures.  With a specific focus on lighting designs produced between 1930 and 1990, the boutique offers a beautifully curated collection of lighting from the Art Deco period through the Post-Modern period. Guided by Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The … Read More

19 Photos of Splendid European Antiques at Empire Antiques

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

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Not far from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, one can find Magazine Street located slightly outside the elegant and lush boundaries of the Garden District. There a magnificent haven of historical homes converted into enchanting shops – stocked with storied European antiques arranged in inspiring vignettes – welcome interior designers, antiques lovers, decorating divas and design tourists. One of those enchanting … Read More

12 Beautiful 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

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

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

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. 00000

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