Domino’s Conservative EdgeFebruary 9, 2009
Today’s guest post comes from Michele of My Notting Hill. Besides working in management consulting during the day, we both share a *serious* recreational love for design, and of course, Domino!
I think the demise of Domino will really sink in once the web site is gone. Right now the blow is partially softened by the still-in-existence site and the knowledge that there’s one more issue yet to arrive! For me, I was always drawn to Domino’s slightly more conservative decor. Let’s call this their “transitional with a little edge” or “eclectic but not too bohemian” side. I think there was a lot more of this than Domino was recognized for. So, I’ve selected a few of my favorite images along those lines:
Love this classic sofa paired with an eclectic grouping of furniture.
This is one of my all time favorite Mary McDonald rooms. The sconces, the skirted table and the repetition of this steely dark blue is unforgettable.
Before I came across this painted version of the zig zag floor, I saw McDonald’s stone version for a client in another magazine. I think this one is just as successful and for a fraction of the cost. A high end look for less was a signature of Domino.
This lighting fixture paired with the bamboo chairs is terrific. Never noticed the simple, dark green roller blinds until now – they don’t compete with the mural.
One of the things that will be greatly missed is Domino’s sourcing of fixtures, hardware and accessories. Here’s just a few that caught my eye.
As we say goodbye it might be good to look at the demise of another publication for hope. Victoria Magazine folded in 2004 only to return to its base of loyal and patient former subscribers in late 2007. Maybe we can hope the same for Domino – possibly making a come back as a hybrid magazine/catalog – a “magalog.” So…Ciao Domino, for now…