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to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblGcQuA2I/AAAAAAAADyQ/Ex4MY2bhmNM/s400/The+Antiques+Diva+Office+.JPG” border=”0″ />A modern conference table (à la IKEA) juxtaposes against the gilt and gold of the Baroque Lord and Lady chairs at opposite ends of the brainstorming table. The gold and black striped curtains were made by The Diva’s Dear Old Mum; the candlesticks are brass turn-of-the-century Polish picked up in Gdansk.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblGnGFWnI/AAAAAAAADyY/NMW8D3c1NzU/s400/The+Antiques+Diva+Office+3.JPG” border=”0″ />The set of yellow silk chairs (opposite the settee) were my first purchase when I moved to Europe. The English Tea Table constantly stands at the ready with a bottle of champange set for serving. Taking a look at this pic makes me realize that I need to do a little “tidying up” before the next photo shoot of my home!

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvbkouL8_AI/AAAAAAAADxo/v-AZ30icbPU/s400/Antiques+Diva+Office.JPG” border=”0″ />The yellow silk French berger’s from another angle. These were purchased at tou” target=”_blank”>France’s famed La Foire Nationale à la Brocante et aux Jambon

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblG4vN7oI/AAAAAAAADyo/kGXdZWNVkzs/s400/027.JPG” border=”0″ />to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblHGwmyYI/AAAAAAAADyw/9nj-LJ5mHNA/s400/029.JPG” border=”0″ />The black laquered Napoleon III side table was purchased in Provence. It’s accented with an English Barley Twist Candlestick converted into a lamp (a gift from my Papa Bear & Step Mom, purchased in Sherman, Texas at The Taste of Home Antique Mall). Table accents include accent pieces from The Wine Guy’s fountain pen collection.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvbkpB4U8jI/AAAAAAAADyA/pUojky7GbmA/s400/not+used.JPG” border=”0″ />The Waterford Crystal clock on side table was a present from dear friend Jessica Fischer in Cleveland before The Wine Guy and I moved abroad. The fox fur stole is my winter collar draped casually over the back of the chair. Believe it or not, my mom, sister and I bought this stole while shopping at a vintage shop in Oklahoma City. The silk pillow shams were picked up at misc boutiques, including Hotel Adlon’s Lifestyle Shop.

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblUGDx31I/AAAAAAAADy4/jjShcMg87FA/s400/030.JPG” border=”0″ />to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvbkpTfAbgI/AAAAAAAADyI/ASE-sE0XEco/s400/not+used+2.JPG” border=”0″ />The Dutch Baroque set of turquoise and gilt chairs once belonged to the famous Dutch TV celebrity Mies Bouwman (otherwise known as the Oprah of Holland – host of a talk show on Dutch TV for over 25 years.) They graced the stage of her set for a season of episodes and appeared on several Dutch programs and most recently were featured on stage for the Margriet Winter Fair.

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvblGhWhu9I/AAAAAAAADyg/SpeeTlmC35U/s400/021.JPG” border=”0″ />Did I mention the painting is an Antiques Diva original inspired by a visit to London’s Tate Modern? When I’m not blogging, giving antique shopping tours or touring Europe, I try my hand at oil painting!

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SvbkojeBHqI/AAAAAAAADxw/1knp7B1XYQ0/s400/Antiques+Diva+Office+2.JPG” border=”0″ />The lamp in the corner is a tribute to The Diva’s favorite vintage decade – the 1960’s! While the Art Deco statue (top right) is one of many at home Chez Diva.

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/Svbko5iw08I/AAAAAAAADx4/t9EparPJEIM/s400/apartment+17.JPG” border=”0″ />Last but not least, before bidding adieu, I’ll give you a sneak peak from the living room into the Home Office – a preview of another room for another day!

Until Next Time, Tschüss!

The Antiques Diva™

Seen right with The Wine Guy at Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Maddy,
    THanks so much for your compliment!

    Corri,
    Delighted to see a comment from you on the blog!!! I owe you an email (or 2!) but wanted to say that I can not wait to see pictures of your new home in New Zealand once you get everything ready to go!

    The Antiques Diva

  • PS – Love, love the pictures Toma. The curtain 'thing' I so agree with – absolutely adore yardage of luscious fabric! I still have my training wheels with new sewing computer but an so anxious to get stuck in!
    ciao bella
    CORRI Down Under

  • Toma, my friend it is more than wonderful to be in touch again – I've been hanging out to hear about your recent tours/travel/shopping excursions! Nostalgia kicked in reading your updates, viewing the wonderful pictures and your smiling face (and BJ's).
    It's very pleasing having many of our precious bits 'n pieces about us now we are finally unpacked, having taking possession of our shipment 1 week ago! Now we decorate the temporary residence a little but the main priority is to engage an architect for the new abode. Yay!
    JB is loving retirement, and believe me he is never still. That man o' mine can do almost anything!
    'til next time my friend, ciao ciao
    love
    CORRI

  • Karena,
    Such a compliment coming from an artist like you!!!

    Mary,
    So glad you liked the sneak peak chez moi….

    Sarah Sophia,
    You never seize to amaze me – 100 meters for the utility room alone!!! You're my idol and I so agree with your assessment! Fabric makes the room!

    The Antiques Diva(TM)

  • interesting post! am currently also decorating again. seems to never end. but works out alright. like your curtains. many people don't understand what an importance long and elegant curtains have. But they tie it all together and give it class. guess what? I've even used about 100 meters of material, for the utility room alone!!! and now i'm of course sewing curtains again! boring…! But the result is definitely worth the hard work!

    have a great Christmas!!!

    love, SSG