Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Glamorous Romantic

Carmen NatschkeMISC Style Files

Valentine’s Day History Trivia:  Legend has it that the precursor to our modern day Valentine’s Day may have been celebrated well over 16 centuries ago in the form of an ancient Roman ritual in which young soldiers would pull the name of a girl out of a box. The couple would then exchange gifts on February 15th during a fertility festival called Lupercalia. During the … Read More

Classic Glamour: Ambella Home Showroom Tour

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style

Regent Game Table #04601-930-038. Available Mid February.  Shown with  58012-700-003 Dolphin Chairs. Available late January.   **Custom design shown  in Ambella fabric 6015-53 cut velvet leopard    Standard option comes in plain ivory leather.

Ambella Home, under the creative design direction of Jennifer McConnell and Rick Janecek, struck all the right style notes and debuted one of the most memorable, glamour inspired furniture and decorative accessories collection at last fall’s High Point Market. Join me on a virtual showroom tour as I highlight my favorite furnishings and decor discoveries at Ambella Home.   Disclosure:  All opinions … Read More

2015 Furniture & Decor Color Trends

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X

2015 red furniture decor fashion trend design moodboard | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Decor elements: 1.  Agatha Suspension Light – LZF // 2. Cedar Rose Crystal Cane Candle – Agraria Home // 3. Moonshadow Red Sectional – W. Schillig  //  4. Eugene Stoltzfus’ Nimbus Cork Rectangle Coffee Table in Ruby with Black Steel Base. //  5. Aster’s Newport Red Decorative Pillow – Company C Decor elements: 1. Giuudita Swivel Club Chair – W. … Read More

220 Elm Showroom Tour: Fall 2014 High Point Furniture & Design Show

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

220 elm HPMKT fall 2014 - Palliser | The Decorating Diva, LLC

In my previous post, I highlighted 13 European manufacturers from five countries that are renowned for their ground breaking contemporary design and style: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy & Germany – all of which exhibit twice a year, during the High Point Furniture and Design market,  in the 220 Elm building.  Today, we continue our tour of 220 Elm with some furniture and … Read More

Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter

Carmen NatschkeMISC Style Files

Holiday gift guide - 2014 glamorous gallivanter venice sicily tuscany italy

Luxurious gift ideas for the glamorous gallivanter on your list.  I share a few of my favorite finds from my trip to Venice as well as a few things that evoke beautiful memories of my trip to Italy such as the Bitter Orange home fragrance from Agraria Home.

STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

Carmen NatschkeStyle Sketch

style sketch toscaa sectional w schillig delftly posh marrakesh modern palm beach perfect interior styling

Introducing New Feature: STYLE SKETCH Style Sketch: One Piece – Toscaa Leather Sectional by W. Schillig; Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect (full boards and decor details below). STYLE SKETCH STORY: The Why Behind the Idea A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the … Read More

Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X

Decorating Diva signature style at home boho chic ambella home | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Translating your personal signature style to style at home has just gotten that much easier thanks to Ambella Home’s new furnishings collection that debuted at the fall 2014 High Point Market. The style-filled, beautiful and glamorous furniture channeled four distinct signature styles: Boho Chic, Neo-Trad Glam, Tailored Classic and Eclectic Sophisticate all of which align perfectly with their respective fashion … Read More

W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X

White 2015 color trend board high point fall 2014 market at W. Schillig | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Furniture’s fashion week, as the High Point Furniture and Design Market is oft referred, put on quite the show this October rivaling the spectacular couture performances that graced the catwalks from Paris to Rome to New York.  On show at the High Point fall market were several unmistakable trends both in design and color. Three of the hottest color directions … Read More

Thibaut's Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Thibaut chinoiserie inspired wallpaper and Brighton sofa covered in upholstery in South Sea fabric with pink fabric bench white bamboo legs | The Decorating Diva, LLC

I just love Thibaut’s Resort collection of distinctively designed wallpapers, fabrics and upholstered fine furniture pieces – all dressed up in delectable colors bursting with delicious vibrancy. The Resort collection, made up of a range of fresh, breezy, summer inspired colors from perfect pinks to amazing aqua to sunshine-infused yellows, tangerine orange and freshly cut grass greens, is a veritable … Read More

220 Elm: Discovering Fabulous Contemporary European Style at the High Point Market

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Fjords of norway design icons breeze chair | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Maison et Objet, Ambiente, International Contemporary Furniture Fair and I Saloni – all design shows at which one expects to find contemporary European furniture, decor and textiles.  What I learned this fall, is that one would be remiss if they failed to add the High Point Market to that illustrious list of  contemporary design shows featuring high-end European style.  On the High Point … Read More

3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

hastens proferia style mix scandinavian minimal warm look book

First thoughts when you think of Scandinavian minimalist design? Do you immediately conjure a room resplendent in white, with sparse, very modern furnishings that embody function over form and maybe, a little on the cold side visually? That is what many people think when asked to define Scandinavian minimalist style.  The reality is that there are so many versions of  warm … Read More