Painted White Lace Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Delicate Glass Ornaments w/Lace |

I came upon these lovely lace embellished glass ornaments at the August Tendence show in Frankfurt. Though it was still summer and I didn’t want to think ahead to Christmas, I couldn’t help but to be drawn to these delicate lace and embroidered glass ornaments. They came in all shapes: balls, hearts, diamonds and more. They had a vintage romance … Read More

Silver & White Holiday Ornaments

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

White & Silver Holiday Colors |

Holiday Color Inspiration: Glamorous silver trim set against snow powder white. Decoration Inspiration: Non-traditional, yet very creative display of the Christmas ornaments – instead of hanging on a tree, create a grouping of ornaments as a point of decor in your home. All that’s needed: clear plastic line (fishing line would work), interesting beads and baubles (keep it in the … Read More

Holiday Gold: Gilded Glass Ornaments

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays


 Gold is often associated with holiday decorations, and this year is no different. A spectrum of metallic color palettes was on show throughout the year at various home design shows and on the fashion runways – and gold was always the center of attention. I adore the light touches of gold on the glass ornament pictured above. It’s delicate, it’s … Read More

Enchanted Forest Holiday Tablescape

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

Christmas Forest Table Decorations |

2013 Holiday Trends Spotted at Tendence 2012:  Tablescapes teeming with holiday decorations of enchanted forest creatures and majestic Christmas pines dusted with magical golden pixie dust. Furs, either real or faux, create a plush anchor for this mystical forest style table decor.  The color palette is understated and classic: gold, soft white, iced silvers, winter greens, and organic taupe tones. … Read More

3 Fun Holiday Stocking Gift Ideas from Tendence 2012

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For You and Your Pooch: A delightful soap bar (for your stocking) topped with an adorable doggy ornament for Fido’s stocking from Schafmilchseifen. For the One Who Forgets Where She Placed Her Glasses: Adorable Eyeglass Holder by Dokson.For the Foodie Who Wants Easy, Breezy Culinary Flourishes: Clever Sharpener and Peeler, Karoto by Monkey Business.   Design Resources: Tendence, Messe Frankfurt 00000

Decorative Ceramics Charm at Tendence 2012

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Lindform ceramics with dragonfly and flower motifs. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Designer/Firm: LindformDesigner/Firm: House of RymDesigner/Firm: Anne Black Designer/Firm: Jeanette GebauerDesigner/Firm: Olga Bielwska *  Designer/Firm: Mark Braun * Designer/Firm: Laura Strasser * Designer/Firm: Eva Aebi Designer/Firm: Wonderables by Carla Peters Designer/Firm: Peppa Grace * – One of 40  talented and innovative up and coming designers from 11 countries selected for Talents ( The Messe Frankfurt program focused on highlighting talented young designers from … Read More

Tracking Home Decor 2013 Trends at Tendence 2012

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Tailored and Sophisticated Glamour. Plush Purple Decadence(All shades of purple from romantic pastels to voluptuous violets were on show.). Zen is In.  Middle Eastern Allure. Delicate Artisan Tableware and Stemware.  Romantic Abandonment: Giving in to soft, feminine design. Miniature Hanging Gardens. Design Resources: Tendence, Messe Frankfurt 00000