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

Have a sunny and green weekend

More fun decorating and styling with house plants. Here are some of the promised pics from Hidalgo jardín.



Jasmine. Mogra. The sweetest flower ever! It blooms about 40-50 flowers each night. It amazing how wonderful they smell and it even survives the winters. They are so famous in India they are called Raat Ki Rani (Queen of the night). Every night I collect the fallen flowers and make a center piece for dinner. A bowl, water, tea lights and jasmine. Adds a lil oomph to daily dinners.


Marigold and Parsley



Marigold. I love their color


Another low maintenance house plant Jade. So easy to decorate with as well


Imagine all the pesto…send me your orders


I don’t know the name of this plant. We got it from Ikea a few years ago. I have loved creating accent walls with its sculptural shape


A-Low-o-fun with Aloe. We had one tiny plant that now has grown into several pots. Love decorating with these as well. And they are so handy in the house for sunburns and other skin relief

More fun with aloe, a camera and Photoshop.

Some styling with hens and chicks

Enjoy your weekend.