Paola Navone for Anthropologie

Acclaimed Italian architect and designer, Paola Navone unvieled her new Out of India line for Anthropologie in NYC this past weekend. Inspired by her time spent in India, the line features vibrant colors and bold layered pattern designs including bed linens, furniture, suitcases, lighting and accessories. Navone says the line is, “an unbelievable melting pot of colors that happily embrace each and every object”. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the collection, but make sure to see this exclusive collection for yourself.

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Netted Floral Pillow (via)

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Chroma Case (via)

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Cobalt Four Poster Bed (via)

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Posto Bello Quilt (via)

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Looped Wire Taper Holder (via)

elle decor modern life concept house

Part of our agenda at Blogfest included visit to show homes such as the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House. Designed by Elle Decor’s 10 designers to watch here are some of my fav bits from the concept house.

Dont forget to check out the video at the end of Elle Decor Editor in Chief Michael Boodro giving a tour of the concept house.

finally a living room design that includes a telly. I love the driftwood sculpture in the back.

fabulous views and outdoor entertaining area. such a luxury in NYC.

hand painted wallpaper goodness.

pretty wallpaper detail on the ceiling. im SO into ceiling details right now.

This hand-painted door was abs stunning

love this idea of using takeout menus to create a backsplash. so new york.

 

It was absolutely fantastic to connect and talk design with other bloggers attending blogfest.
If you happen to be in NYC before June 5, take the time to check out the elle decor concept house. The $30 admission fee goes to support housing works, a charity that fights to end homelessness and AIDS.

images manvi drona-hidalgo, lonny blog and video from elledecor.com

Habitat – Store Spotted – On the Other Side of the Pond

A friend and Mochatini reader, Sparrow recently sent me the link to Habitat. And I’m so glad she did because I found the perfect light fixture that I was looking for!!! I was on the hunt for a modern chandelier / ceiling light fixture for my house for a really long time. It was an like an irrational craving for something like this which started even before we decided to look for a house. What can I say?

Their Autumn/Fall collection had me drooling over the keyboard. Cool and Groovy is what a young furniture designer and restaurateur, Terence Conran, was trying to bring in while kicking heavy, dark furniture out.

He had created a revolutionary concept, offering to the ‘young moderns’ a democratic ideal of contemporary design at affordable prices. Shopping as entertainment, furniture and home accessories from all over the world, mixing the love of ones home with the joy of colour, food, art and all the good things in life – Habitat had invented the thing we now call Lifestyle.

Habitat

Habitat

Notice the gorgeous chandelier like light fixture? How can you not? Isn’t it gorgeous?? Its called Verona and its an absolute Manvi – “must have”! They have them in a couple of styles. The one I want (44 lights) is like 2300pounds, so it will have to wait for it. 🙁 But the single and 12 light ones are very affordable.

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Habitat

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Habitat

Habitat has stores all over the UK and France and affiliates in other European countries. Another store they will have to pull me out of when I’m in England next. Thanks Sparrow for the link and introducing Habitat to Mochatini readers.