Bright Collaboration: Peronda & MUT Design Introduce Neon “Scales” Ceramics

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Peronda & MUT Design "Scales" Porcelain Wall Tiles with Neon Color Edges. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Triggering memories of the late 80s’ fluorescent and neon inspired fashion and beauty craze, the ceramic wall tiles, “Scales,” a collaborative design project between luxury Spanish tile-maker Peronda’s Fashion Lab Harmony brand and edgy design studio MUT wowed the crowds at Cevisama 2015. The design motivation for this intriguing, innovative and artful ceramic tile collection was to replicate the striking luminescence … Read More

Elinno Finland: Tablewares & Decorations at Ambiente 2015

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Blue Peony dining tableware at Finalnd based Elinno. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Enchanting and beautiful, a modern-day fairy tale greeted me in the Elinno exhibit at the 2015 Ambiente design fair.  Drawn in by the timeless, elegant allure of Scandinavian design with distinct threads of traditional Chinese heritage woven throughout the romantic patterns on the dishes, I found myself giddy with delight at discovering this nearly hidden gem. The Elinno booth sat in a … Read More

Lord Wall Tile Collection from Grespania Ceramics at Cevisama 2015

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Wall tile detail. Bathroom Vignette Grespania Showroom: LORD collection grespania showroom cevisama 2015 | The Decorating Diva, LLC

There were so many gorgeous tile collections in Grespania Ceramica’s exhibit booth that it made it a bit of a challenge to narrow down my favorite to one collection. But, as cliched as this may be, the opulent Lord porcelain collection had me at “hello.” I didn’t even have a chance to enter the booth before I fell under its spell of … Read More

Marrakesh Bazaar Inspired Textiles: Mat the Basics Showroom Tour

Carmen NatschkeMISC Style Files

Middle Eastern & North African Textiles & Rugs from Mat the Basics. 220 elm HPMKT fall 2014. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

A lush and exotic bazaar of artisan textiles from splendid rugs to stylish tribal and geometrically patterned decorative pillows in sumptuous textures, and rich hues complement upholstered contemporary furniture dressed in exquisitely elegant fabrics. (Mat the Basics)

Design is Storytelling: BoConcept’s “The Call” with Mads Mikkelsen

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boconcepts danish design set of The Call with Mad Mikkelsen (3)

Distilled to its very essence design is all about storytelling.  Like a great book that has you flipping pages unable to pull away from the story as the hands of time circle around advancing as the day does, or a film with a story-line that emotionally hooks you and refuses to let go, great design can also possess that spellbinding power. … Read More

Ceracasa Ceramica Showroom Tour: Cevisama 2015

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style

ceracasa ceramica cevisama 2015 spanish tiles showroom (1)

Ceracasa Ceramica’s exhibit at the Cevisama 2015 show offered a stylish mix of traditional tile motifs re-interpreted in a fresh, young and contemporary fashion. Add to that style mix a healthy dose of product innovation as evidenced by Ceracasa’s BionicTile line of architectural ceramics for building facades which goes significantly beyond form and the standard expectation of utility to providing a product that affords health and … Read More