Cobalt Designs – Creative Metalworking: 2015 Ambiente Talents Loft

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

Vajra Tealight Holder in Verdigris by Cobalt Designs. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

One of the shining stars of Ambiente Talents’ Loft was the young designer, Valay Gada -who deftly translates centuries old traditions into fresh, contemporary interpretations that pay homage to Nature’s organic shapes and structures.  With degrees in Fashion and Accessory Design, and English Literature, coupled with a strong interest in art, Valay launched Cobalt Designs in 2012. His unique and artful approach to product … Read More

Scandinavian Inspired Furniture: EQ3 Furniture Showroom Tour

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style, Spotlight: Decor & Furniture

EQ3 Scandinavian Design Inspired Furniture. 220 elm HPMKT fall 2014 | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Heavily influenced by  the “Soft Modernism” design philosophy made famous by Mid-Century Scandinavian designers, EQ3’s urban loft inspired furniture and decor offerings possess a casual and inviting streamlined appeal as well as an even more appealing price point that makes it the ideal modern furniture and decor solution for those who appreciate Scandinavian-inspired style, but want to avoid breaking the … Read More

Where Design Meets Art: My Fave Tabletop Talents at Ambiente 2015

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

Tadeas Podracky Pineapple Glass Jars. Ambiente 2015 Tabletop Talents | The Decorating Diva, LLC

From my first visit to the Talents section in August of 2012 for Messe Frankfurt’s Tendence fair as well as my subsequent visits to the Ambiente and Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fairs in 2013, I’ve been captivated by the quality and depth of artistry and design skills showcased in the Messe Frankfurt Talents program. This year was no different. Below I share … Read More

{Style Study} Dream of Venice

Carmen NatschkeGlamorous Gallavanting, Style Study

Travel book dream of venice joann locktov | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Dream of Venice is a travel book, but it is also a story of love dedicated to an unforgettable enchantress – La Serenissima, as she has been known for over a thousand years.  Historically significant as a once powerful city-state and center of great art, culture, and international trade and commerce during the Renaissance, Venice has cast her magical spell upon humanity for … Read More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Glamorous Romantic

Carmen NatschkeMISC Style Files

Valentine Day glamorous romantic gift guide decor fragrance candle purse pillow mosaic DESIGN BOARD | The Decorating Diva, LLC

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 expressed … Read More