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

Creative Cafe // Architecture Photographer Paul Clemence

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration

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I’m inspired by light and space, both are intrinsic to the others appreciation. Whether you are capturing a texture, a pattern, an interior or a detail, it’s all about the inter-play of both light and space. Light informs space, space embraces light. Design and Architecture photography attracts me because they offer infinite possibilities of exploration of space. Which is also true of Nature, … Read More