Fresh,Modern Holiday Decor: Aqua, Turquoise & Coral Color Scheme

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

Twist on Holiday Color Tradition: Aqua, Turqouise, White  and Gold Christmas Decor for the Home. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Christmas holiday color and style moodboard inspired by Ayana Design’s Coral and Turquoise drop earrings.  Home Decor Resources: Coral frosted glass goblets at One Rusty Nail (Etsy); Anna’s Palette Aqua Green dinnerware by Anna Weatherley at Michael C. Fina; Floral Impressions Aqua III picture from Chelsea House; Charm Chair in Nanjing Coral from CR Laine; Classic Gilt Banded table lamp … Read More

Chez Josephine: A study in Sultry, Exotic Dining Room Design

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining, Glamorous Gallavanting

Decorating Ideas: Sultry dining design at New York's Chez Josephine | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Room Decor & Color Inspiration: Chez Josephine, New York City Chez Josephine, located in New York City’s magnificent theater row, is renowned for its vibrant, warm and inviting atmosphere, lively music, and its delicious French bistro style cuisine. Its decor also captures the swinging, festive and jazzy mood of 1930s’ Paris. Decorated with rich reds, deep blues, golds, striking greens, … Read More

Love Lost, Love Found: An Objet d’Art’s Powerful Sentimental Value

JoAnn LocktovTileista

my boat

What Inspires Me:  “In my home I have a boat. It was made by an artist named Cathy Rose. The boat signifies everything I can love in an object. It was crafted by hand. It contains the spirit of the human heart. My solace is water and the boat symbolizes adventure. In very tiny letters, embossed on the boat it … Read More

Bella Vista Tile: Material Alchemy

JoAnn LocktovArtful Consideration, Tileista

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  “Cascade Dream”. Lisa TeviaClark has immersed herself in the material language of her medium. For the past thirty years she has experimented with clay and the alchemy of heat, salt, ash, minerals, and glazes. With her husband James Clark, she established Bella Vista Tile in 2003, as both a limited production studio and a laboratory. Her careful study of … Read More

The Soul-stirring, Mesmerizing Art of Ann Marshall

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration


I attend many art shows, meet with a wonderful selection of talented artists, and have an inbox overflowing with requests by artists and artisans for review of their work. From all those exposures, some truly artistic gems surface that capture my heart, soul and imagination. Ann Marshall is one of those creative finds whose artwork holds a powerful grip on … Read More

Amy Butler

Carmen NatschkeInside Design


Amy Butler is a creative designer known for her sophisticated, yet relaxed modern approach to printed fabrics and products for home, fashion, and craft. Through her books, website, and patterns for sewing, Amy has helped to inspire a new generation of young women to “find their own style.” Her uniquely fresh print-on-print design approach is apparent in all of the … Read More

Eleanor Moreton

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration


While attending the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair at the renowned Deauville hotel in Miami Beach last December, I found myself mesmerized by three paintings created by artist, Eleanor Moreton – one of four artists in the exhibit “Four Women” curated by Jack Hanley Gallery – and wanted to learn more about her and her artwork. The artist, … Read More