Editorial Musings

Welcome to the Decorating Diva design blog and style magazine. Your destination for living an elegantly inspired life at home.

I believe creating beautiful home interiors, that resonate on a very personal level, is heavily influenced and shaped by our experiences and exposure to a multitude of inspirations from Carmen Natschke founder editor decorating divatravel to art to architecture to fashion to beauty to interior design and to those everyday moments that give us pause and take our breath away.

On these pages you will find endless inspiration, decorating ideas and beautiful photos from the worlds of architecture, art, design, fashion, beauty, luxury and travel. I truly believe that these diverse sparks of creative inspiration and perspective will  ignite, fuel and continuously nurture your inner decorating diva as you embark on creating the home of your dreams – either with the help of a professional interior designer or on your own.

Carmen Natschke
Founder & Editor, TheDecoratingDiva.com


Journaling my visits to antiques fairs, and enchanting shops stocked with beautiful antique and vintage furniture, decorative accessories, art, fashion,  jewelry, and a surprise or two in collectible memorabilia and automobiles.

The Arts

Artful Consideration: Art reviews, museums, galleries, and art in design. I believe that art is design, and that design is art – the essence of both is to create evocative beauty.  I share inspiring artwork from museums, fairs, galleries, private homes, city streets, and unexpected places.

Book Reviews

Interior design, home decorating, architecture, travel, fashion and art book reviews.Take a literary design tour of my personal library, as I share insightful and informative reviews on books related to design, decorating, the arts, architecture, creativity, photography and travel.

Color & Design

Color inspiration and articles on using color in home decor on the Decorating DivaMusing on color stories  and sharing my favorite color finds from nature, art, design, fashion and travel in addition to an endless array of color inspiration in everyday life.


Architectural details historical home garden district new orleans | The Decorating Diva, LLCArchitectural beauty : A curated study of famed structures, cultural institutions, historical homes and modern urban dwellings while always being mindful of the precious architectural and design details.

Travel & Design

Glamorous gallivanting: Travel blogging design and architecture across the world | The Decorating Diva, LLCOne’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller. Traveling to extraordinary destinations rich in history, art, design, architecture and culture offers me a unique perspective on life and design.

Design Fairs

Decorating diva insider reporting at furniture decor design fairs trade showsFollow my behind the scenes reporting and design adventures as I travel the globe to furniture and decor trade shows, antiques and art fairs and other interior design industry events.

Decorating Diva U

Decorating diva university room design principles and how-to guides.  Decorating Diva U: My editorial perspective on room design mixed with a healthy dose of the why, how, and what that makes the decor work.  I share what I love best about each decorated room vignette, design principles and “inside” design tips.

Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Luxury Bedroom Design. Miami Penthouse overlooking Biscayne Bay. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Bedroom Design

Decorating ideas and design inspiration for bedrooms. | The Decorating Diva, LLCBedroom Design
Design ideas, articles and beautiful bedroom decor photos to inspire you to decorate your bedroom in the style that fits you best.

Living Room Design

Living room design style.| The Decorating Diva, LLCLiving Room Design
Inspiring ideas, furniture, decor and room photos combined with style-filled decorating advice for creating stunning, elegant and stylishly comfortable living rooms.

Bathroom Design

Decorating ideas and design inspiration for bedrooms. | The Decorating Diva, LLCBathroom Design
Design photos and articles covering it all from bath tile to fixtures to lighting as well as endless design inspiration and creative ideas for creating and decorating the bathroom of your dreams.

Kitchen Design

Kitchen design and decor on The Decorating Diva.comKitchen Design
Informative decorating articles, inspiring kitchen design ideas,  and beautiful photos of a variety of of kitchen design styles for homes big and small and everything in between. 

Stylish Objects

Stylish Objects Feature: Sea jewels lighting mood board design sketchboardIn the “Stylish Objects” design feature the spotlight is focused on a specific home decor or furniture category.    Here you will find divine design from interior decorating products that include furnishings, lighting, art, decorative accessories, and so many other products for the home.

Style Sketch

Style Sketch Feature | The Decorating Diva, LLCIn the “Style Sketch” design feature  the versatility of design is illustrated by using one piece of furniture or decor in three distinct and style-infused design concepts proving in a very stylish and inspiring fashion that design truly is what you make of it!

Decor by X

2015 gray furniture decor fashion trend design moodboard | The Decorating Diva, LLCIn the “Decor by X” decorating feature you’ll find an array of interior design direction highlights that showcase consistent themes in home fashion, color, pattern, decor,  and style that have been sighted on fashion runways, at furniture fairs and decor shows, or at a variety of other stylish and inspiring venues.