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

Carmen NatschkeArchitectural Angles, Glamorous Gallavanting

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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

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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