Angela Somwaiya

Biography

Toma Clark Haines is known as the global master of antiques tours. She’s the go-to person for knowledge on sourcing the best antiques across Europe and Asia. Toma is the founder and CEO of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe and Asia’s largest antiques touring and sourcing company. Toma is widely recognized for her antiques sourcing expertise by design experts including Newell Turner former editor of House Beautiful and current Editorial Director of Hearst Design Group, Michael Boodro Editor in Chief of Elle Décor and Dominique Corlett deputy editor of the English publication Homes & Antiques magazines (the official magazine of The Antiques Roadshow). Toma has been endorsed by Adam Jabko, CEO of Esteem Media and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Editor in Chief Elizabeth Ralls. An authority on how to buy antiques in Europe and Asia and ship them to the buyer’s home country, Toma is an in-demand speaker at international conferences, trade shows and events for interior and architectural designers, design bloggers, and antique resellers. Her intimate knowledge of the European and Asian antiques markets make Clark Haines a sought-after speaker and “cool hunter” to forecast interior design trends. She speaks often on the subject of mixing antiques with modern furnishings, the history of European furniture and the business of antiques. Toma Clark Haines has been featured in the following books, and runs one of the most well trafficked antiques blogs on the web. • Design HER by Julianne Taylor (October 2015) – Inspiring female entrepreneurs shaping the home décor industry • STERLING & SLOANE by Malena Lott (December 2013) – Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, is a fictional character in this novel • CRAVE Amsterdam – Celebrating Stylish Women Entrepreneurs (2013) – top 150 female entrepreneurs in Amsterdam • The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad (2008) – tips for Americans moving abroad

Courses taught by Angela Somwaiya

Sourcing Antiques & Collectables for Resale

Ever wondered where to find the best antiques to resell or for collections? Meet Toma Haines..

$495.00
Angela Somwaiya

Asian Antiques for Interior Design

The secrets and sources of the best antiques in South East Asia

$580.00
Angela Somwaiya