12 Beautiful Photos of Old World Style at Antiquites d’Europe

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

French, Swedish, Italian and Spanish antiques at Antiquites d'Europe in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Magazine Street in New Orleans is home to a bevy of elegant historical homes converted into antiques-filled shops. One such exquisite shop is Antiquites d’Europe owned by antiques expert Petricia Thompson. With an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century European antiques from France, Sweden and Italy, Petricia’s shop is an inspiring visual journey through design history. Antiquites d’Europe Photo … Read More

Elegant Antiques & Decorations at Malachite in New Orleans

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

Malachite antiques and interior design in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
I love the combination of these striking Gooseneck Bergere peacock blue chairs with gilded ornamentation upholstered in a luxe strie fabric trimmed with brass nail studs juxtaposed with the geometrically-shaped contemporary brass and smoked glass accent table. Exquisite, elegant and timeless bud and flower vases in brass and stone. The brass lobster reminds me of the decor that graced the ... Read More

Antiques Shop Tour: Traditional Modern Style at Shaun Smith Home

Carmen NatschkeTimeless Style: Antiques & Vintage

Shaun Smith Interior Design and Antiques in New Orleans. | The Decorating Diva, LLC
A chic and eclectic blend of historically rich antiques and elegant contemporary decor combine to create an eye-catching vignette of decorative elements. A harmonious balance between decor from different periods and styles is achieved through the judicious use of color. In this case orange serves as the great design harmonizer that makes this vignette work. Visual interest and depth is ... Read More

Fashion-Inspired Home Decor Textiles from Root Cellar Designs

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Fashion-inspired home textiles from Root Cellar Designs. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

I’m delighted to share Root Cellar Designs’ debut collection of fashion-inspired textiles aptly named “Fashion Forward.” Co-founded by friend, fellow Blogtour alumnus, esteemed blogger and New York-based interior designer, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson along with her long-time friend, fashion designer Susan Young, this divine textile collection is unique in its artful blend of traditional and historical fashion design elements with an edgy, contemporary style … Read More

DARA Artisans: Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Artisanal Decor

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Photographer and ceramics artist Jim Franco handcrafts evocative pottery. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

In distant and exotic Mali a vat of organic-based Indigo dye has been masterfully mixed using millennia-old recipes. Woven textiles immersed in the tinted broth emerge saturated in monochromatic hues of blue christened with names like “Milky Blue” a barely there blue to “Divine Blue” a blue so dark it’s nearly black.  While in the New York prop studio of … Read More