Exotic Seas: 2013 Holiday Color Trend

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

Exotic Seas: Holiday Color Trend 2013 | TheDecoratingDiva.com

2013 Holiday color trends spotted at Tendence 2012 design fair:  A fantastic, and rich color scheme of sea-based hues with a subtle touch of metallic sophistication: turquoise, blue, green, sun-bleached whites, and sandy golds – perfect for a beach house themed Christmas decoration plan. Design Resources: Tendence, Messe Frankfurt

Living Room Decorating: Cozy Coffee Table Decor

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Warm traditional coffee table decor and room in red and taupe. All furniture from Julie Browning Bova Equestrian Collection. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

As I’ve written before, furniture and decorative accessory showrooms and stores are a fountain of education and inspiration for those of us who love to decorate. For this post I’m sharing a photo I took a few years ago that illustrates the time-tested principles of displaying collections at home. WHY I LOVE IT:  This warm and inviting room vignette features … Read More

Holiday Decorating on Your Terms

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

Pumpkins Under the Stairs | TheDecoratingDiva.com

October is quickly coming to its end; in a few days Halloween will be a mere memory. Thanksgiving is the next big festive day on the fall holiday calendar. As we begin to think of all we must do to prepare for Thanksgiving, we are seized with the realization that Christmas and New Year’s are quickly approaching on the horizon. … Read More

5 Eye-Catching Table Lamps at High Point 2013 Market

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Worlds Away Navy Ceramic LampThe Decorating Diva, LLC

Worlds Away’s elegant dark navy and gold accented rectangle table lamp’s base was stylishly reminiscent of the many captivating couture clutches seen about during Fashion Week. Stunning lamp with metallic painted glass base & shimmering  copper shade convey timeless elegance. Spotted at the John-Richard furniture and décor showroom at the fall 2013 High Point Market. Celtic Love Knot table lamp … Read More

Bernhardt Purple Wing Back Chair Debuts at Fall High Point Market

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

Berhardt Design Purple Wing Back Chair: Modern Elegance | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Style Renaissance: This deep purple wing back chair with beautifully detailed silver nail-heads is one of several new furniture pieces that Bernhardt is set to debut at the 2013 fall High Point Market. Disclosure:  All opinions my own. Bernhardt Interiors is a sponsor of the Decorating Diva  for the 2013 High Point Fall Market.