Domino’s Icons of Style #1: The Zebra RugFebruary 20, 2009
Today’s guest post is from Beth of Style Redux–who shared that great W.H. Auden poem with us–and will be bringing us the mini-series, Domino’s Icons of Style. Let us know what your personal opinion of each icon of style is in the comments: love it? hate it? used it in your own place? We want to know what you think!
I am still shocked at the shortsightedness of Conde Nast and their inability to think outside the box. There is now not one shelter magazine for a younger demographic. Couldn’t they have tried making it into an online magazine, using design blog heavy hitters like Peak of Chic, Habitually Chic, and Design Sponge as writers and having guest bloggers as well? Let’s face is, digital journalism is the direction everything is headed. I haven’t even looked at the last issue of Domino I am in such denial.
I have been a bit overwhelmed at the thought of how to capture in one post all that Domino Magazine has brought to the interior design table for me. I realized that more than the wonderful rooms, its legacy to me will be those things Domino has made iconic in the design lexicon, like the Louis XVI chair, Miles Redd’s birdcage bed, the Saarinen table, the list goes on and on…I had so many pictures collected, Kate suggested a series of posts, so here we go with the first one!
Icon of Style: Zebra Rug
Whether playing up other stripes, intricately patterned wallpaper or furniture, a white walled rental apartment, a room filled with antiques, an entryway, a cozy room, an office, or a black and white palette, the zebra rug always works.
Nowadays made of dyed cowhide or even needlepoint, the striking black and white stripes add glamor as well as a striking graphic quality to any room.