Global Gardens: 5 Countries;7 Captivating and Inspiring Courtyards

Carmen NatschkeExteriors by Design, Glamorous Gallavanting

Garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò  in Venice | The Decorating Diva, LLC
The beautiful hidden garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò in Venice, Italy. Mediterranean and Moorish influenced courtyard with container garden and manicured hedges at the historical Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, Florida, United States. Hidden patio/courtyard garden in Oppenheim, Germany with a priceless view to the iconic gothic style church, Saint Katherine which is elegantly framed by the patio ... Read More

{Style Study} Dream of Venice

Carmen NatschkeGlamorous Gallavanting, Style Study

Travel book dream of venice joann locktov | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Dream of Venice is a travel book, but it is also a story of love dedicated to an unforgettable enchantress – La Serenissima, as she has been known for over a thousand years.  Historically significant as a once powerful city-state and center of great art, culture, and international trade and commerce during the Renaissance, Venice has cast her magical spell upon humanity for … Read More

Secret Gardens: Venetian Palazzo Garden of Contessa Anna Barnabo

Carmen NatschkeExteriors by Design, Glamorous Gallavanting

Capped statue venetian garden of countess Barnabo palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Venice is a city of sumptuous beauty, rich history and secrets hidden behind elegant palazzo walls. One of those hidden gems of Venice is the exquisite garden at the palazzo Cappelo Malipiero Barnabò  on the Grand Canal. The verdantly lush palazzo Barnabò  garden was designed by the Contessa Anna Barnabò, and has been featured in several garden design books and … Read More

Venice by Heart and Soul

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JoAnn Locktov Memories of Venice | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Venice – A  Tour Led by the Heart and Soul There are times in life when one must refuse to accept the conventional wisdom. To steadfastly reject the way things have always been done.  Those are the powerful moments when we realize that we must trust our heart and soul to guide us.  With that in mind, as you plan … Read More