Thank you ELLE DECOR: My Pick from The Modern Life Concept House

Thank you to ELLE DECOR for including me in their “Great Ideas from the Modern Life Concept House” piece online. During our Blogfest visit, several of us were asked to pick a favorite idea from the show house.

Art in the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House 2012

There has been much discussion about how to personalize spaces and make them feel representative of the owners while attractive and interesting. One way of course is to incorporate art and oversized artwork makes a singular dramatic statement. I chose a piece from Katie Leede‘s bedroom for both its aesthetics and narrative. The room was designed for an educated young woman with discerning taste, a recent college graduate now living at home. Her parents have generously given her a budget. As she segues from school to find her place in the world, she wants to start a serious art collection, which she balances by purchasing her furniture from online stores that are low in price but high in style. The room resonated with me on several levels – I loved the story, the mix and the fact that the art (Dissolution by Laura Ball) was not only beautiful but significant in its message of transformation – the perfect blend of style and substance.

The ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House 2012It was very crowded when we all visited the showhouse at once so while I didn’t get shots of all the spaces, I thought I would share a few that I did manage to capture. It was a total delight to finally meet Lee Kleinhelter the petite powerhouse behind the successful Atlanta boutique Pieces. Her Sanctuary featured a sophisticated mix of sleek USM furniture against earthy textures and pops of color and gilt.

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House

Sherrill Canet‘s kitchen and dining room included this chic table setting.

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House

Against the dark wood, a rich assemblage of wood tones, pearlescence and gold blended for an elegant design, including my lustworthy favorite Jaune de Chrome dinnerware which I have been pining after forever.

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2012

Christopher Coleman‘s master bedroom was a vintage feeling of technicolor primaries.

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2012

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2012

Nina Freudenberger transformed the upstairs guest bedroom into an elegantly chic tailored sitting room. The graphic closet doors were so clever and gave the room a great visual impact.

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2012

And a couple more shots from Katie Leede’s room show you how she pulled off her imaginary narrative in style!

Blogfest visit to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2012

If you haven’t been yet, I recommend a visit to the beautiful show house at The Dillon – 425 W. 53rd St. Open Friday – Sunday, this coming weekend will be the last opportunity to view this state of the art design. You can purchase tickets here.


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11 Responses to Thank you ELLE DECOR: My Pick from The Modern Life Concept House

  1. pve says:

    Stacey,
    I am so inspired and equally impressed with the modern miles you cover.
    You share so much effervescence for life, art, decor, fashion and style.
    Do you ever feel that all of what you garner has been transformative in your own style?
    pve

  2. Congratulations, Stacey for your nod in Elle Decor! You look so pretty in that photo–love that leopard print coat. :)

    As always, thank you for bringing us the best and brightest in design.

  3. Franki Parde says:

    Oooooh, these photos just “stir my soul!” Your expose’ is equally stirring. Kudos!! franki

  4. Congratulations, Stacey! I love your choice!
    Happy Tuesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  5. Leslie says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful photos and great picture of you!

    leslie

  6. Have I told you I love your job and everything you get to do? Congratulations on your nod but then again you deserve it. I love your leopard jacket, stunning!

    XX
    Debra~

  7. How wonderful! I’m so happy to see you in Elle Decor! Congratulations. And your comment is so true. Art can personalize a space so much. The more personal, the better. XO

  8. Stace, what a lovely comment you left for me. Ned is one of the most wonderful & happy people in the world. He loves life, his poodle, FiFi & ME !!

  9. Stunning! So inspiring!!

  10. pretty pink tulips says:

    Congrats, Stacey!!! So fun to see you selected by Elle Decor!

  11. Drooling over these photos! Thank you for sharing them. I always love a tour of a show house! These are dramatic and fun and modern and chic. (and i love the photo of Lee Kleinhelter in her bright yellow…talk about conveying your style in your fashion!) These are great. xoxo Heather

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