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Announcing: The Domino Inspired My Home Contest

March 2, 2009

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The greatest legacy of Domino was the approachability of the designs it presented, and we know many of you have taken action on the inspiration Domino provided you – and we want to see how you’ve created a life of style within your own home.  Besides sharing in the Domino love and inspiration, we also have fabulous prizes to give away to the winners!

There will be two categories: Whole Room, and Vignette. Sometimes doing the Whole Room is more than your budget can handle right now, so we created the Vignette category.  We’re expecting this to be a slice of a room, not just the top of a dresser, for example, but the whole dresser included with what’s on top and above it, and even the side of it.

Prizes: Prizes are the same for both the Whole Room and Vignette categories

First PlaceDomino: The Book of Decorating, Simon Doonan’s Eccentric Glamour, and $25 Gift Card to Goodwill (or your favorite thrift store)

Second Place –  Ty Pennignton’s Good Design Can Change Your Life, and a $15 gift card to Goodwill (or your favorite thrift store)

Third PlaceSheetrock and Shellac: A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement by David Owen, and a $10 gift card to Goodwill (or your favorite thrift store)

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The books were provided to us by Simon and Schuster.  Thanks for your help, Nina!

The contest works like this:

  1. Photograph your Domino-inspired room or vignette within your home.  For tips on photographing your home, check out this Apartment Therapy post (including the comments).
  2. Submit your photographs and information via email to ilovedominomag[at]gmail[dot]com; email the photos between now and 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, March 15th.  You may email up to 5 photos. Label your email with your entry category (you can only choose one category, and only enter one room or vignette). Provide details about what Domino inspired you to do (extra kudos for exact issue(s) and story info), as well as sources and links for your decor whenever possible.
  3. We will post your entry as soon as we are able to, in the order received.  Comments on the photos by the readers of We Love Domino during the submission period are highly encouraged – provided that they are only positive; no negative comments allowed! We’ll open things up for constructive feedback after contest is over to those who have specifically requested it.
  4. Judges will narrow down the field and post the finalists by Tuesday morning, March 17th.  From that point until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 22nd, people will be able to vote on their favorites.
  5. Winners will be announced on Monday, March 23rd and score the sweet swag mentioned above, as well as the title of Domino-Inspired Genius!

And keep in mind, if you already have any of these books and you win, you’ll have part of your Holiday gift list already checked off. 😉

If you have any questions, feel free to email us and we’ll do our best to answer, and anything that might be relevant to the whole group, we’ll add the question & answer to the comments of this post.

Key Point: You can’t have hired someone else (or bribed with money, wine, or traded services like kid-watching for decorating expertise, for example) to do the area you’re presenting in the contest, though you can be a professional and present your own space.

The “Fine Print” for the contest is available here.

Good luck – we’re looking forward to seeing what Domino has inspired you to do!

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13 comments

  1. Hi Kate,

    How unbelieveably strange is this?: We’ve just this morning launched our own contest for two copies of Domino: the Book of Decorating over at ‘the mogg blogg’ (www.moggit.blogspot.com)– and our contest closes in two weeks too!

    Great minds & all that??

    I guess it’s jsut great news for all the blog readers who’ll have even more chances to win!

    J&J


  2. How funny is that?? At least we’re on opposite ends of the decorating spectrum. I’m totally looking forward to seeing your entries!!

    (And we’ll have to compare notes if we think someone might have submitted to both contests, heehee!)

    So you just read it, Domino lovers, dig out the embarrassing photos too, and double your chances to get your paws on The Domino Book of Decorating.

    And just head over there for some great Moggit Girl humor, whether or not you plan to enter.


  3. I would love to guest blog here…I am in love with Domino. If I lived near the offices of Conde Nast we would have a heel walk around with signs… it would be saved.


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  6. How can it be? Is it truly over for Domino? Can nothing at all be done to save it? Are they, at Conde Nast, not reading our appeals?

    I certainly plan to enter a photo of one, of many, vignettes that were either inspired by the pages of Domino or in a lucky coincidence happen to be in the same vein as the rooms they were portraying.

    This is what made the magazine so brilliant, it was one in which you could identify with and feel comforatable being ‘different, unique, eccentric.’


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  13. 4yXysu Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!



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