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Domino’s Icons of Style #7: The Saarinen Table

March 13, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux.  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!

The Saarinen Tulip Table was introduced 50 years ago and is more popular today than ever. Its creator Eero Saarinen said that the underside of tables is a confusing, unrestful world. He created the pedestal collection to “clear up the slum of legs.” The pedestal tables come as coffee, dining, or side tables with tops in laminate, marble, granite, or wood. Domino was in love with the tulip table. They used them everywhere, because the simple elegance of this table works anywhere.

A couple of design tips:

1. notice how these round tables really open up a space – great in a small dining room, and
2. these tables want to be paired with curvy chairs, not squared or angular

In this stunning dining room-note the curvy chairs.

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In a living room with an eclectic mix.

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A wonderful dining room/library. Note the blue armchair in the corner.

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A front hall/library with floating bookcases.

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An amazing kitchen/dining room/office.

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A wonderful light, soothing, and airy space.

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Great with rounded black chairs.

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In a living room next to a wing back chair-sort of English meets modern.

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This is Ikea’s knock off version in a reader’s chic dining room.

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A very cool reader’s dining room/library.

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Thanks, Beth!

Domino Icons of Style #1: The Zebra Rug

Domino Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls

Domino Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bed

Domino Icons of Style #4: Miles Redd’s Blue Front Door

Domino Icons of Style #5: Antlers

Domino’s Icons of Style #6: Moroccan Poofs

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Domino’s Icons of Style #6: Moroccan Poofs

March 5, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux – who also was in the Washington Post today!  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!

The Moroccan Pouf is a round leather embroidered ottoman. I first saw them in Domino Magazine and was fascinated by their beautiful colors and adaptability. They come in any color and stitching, in metallic and non-metallic. Incredibly versatile – they can be used as seating, a coffee table, a stool, a small table, or as a great decorative item. I have two in front of my fireplace-they are great as multiples. Wonderful in a living room, bedroom, media room, even outdoors in this fun wicker version. You can spend as little or as much as you want for one; I have seen them on eBay and in hip neighborhoods starting at $25, but you can spend $250 or more for higher quality leather, embroidery, and larger sizes.

Three in front of the fireplace in Candace Bushnell’s living room:

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I love the pink on the zigzag rug:

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The turquoise is stunning on the zebra rug:

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Another zebra rug and pouf-fabulous!

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These gorgeous colors are from John Derian:

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What fun! A wicker version for outdoors:

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This rattan version from Urban Outfitters is quite cute:

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Thanks, Beth!

Domino Icons of Style #1: The Zebra Rug

Domino Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls

Domino Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bed

Domino Icons of Style #4: Miles Redd’s Blue Front Door

Domino Icons of Style #5: Antlers

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Month #1: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

March 3, 2009

It’s been about a month since Domino made the sad announcement, and a month since we’ve been blogging here at We Love Domino, in our quest to keep domino alive in our hearts and minds beyond the lifespan Si Newhouse saw fit for the magazine.

What are some of your favorite things that you saw here on We Love Domino?  What do you want to see in the upcoming month(s)?  Here are a few of my personal favorite things from the past month:

Miles Redd's Front Door

Miles Redd's Front Door

I had forgotten about this door until Beth reminded me…I remember falling in love with its elegance the first time I saw it, especially the silver hardware (and the blue is beautiful, too) and the way the moulding curves around the handle in the middle of the door.  (It also made me wonder, how hard is it to open a door when the force is in the center of the door, as opposed to the opposite edge from the hinges–does anyone else wonder that??)

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This dressing area can be made on an average person’s budget, but still is incredibly chic.  The “custom” shelving is actually just from Ikea, the stool recovered in fabric to coordinate.

hoar_no_bulb_01Any chic way to display a bar is going to get me excited, but especially when combined with a DIY idea to increase the light in a room?  I go ga-ga!

gasl06_colorlivingNot only does this showcase a great use of elegant pink paint, this was another favorite article of mine in Domino, focused on an incredibly chic, very compact space.

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Averill showed us great outdoor spaces that don’t require a green thumb, including this rooftop deck transformed.

glamIf there ever were a picture that epitomized yours truly, this would be it: glammed up family kitchen, kids underfoot (in a few years), gourmet appliances, a modern edge in the seating, luscious marble accents, the color blue dominating and colorful but limited accents, and a place for friends to gather (including your friend, Domino).  Yup, that’s me!

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Domino’s Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bed

February 25, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux.  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!

This is my favorite photo from Domino. It captures everything I admired about Domino’s sense of style-elegant, sophisticated, modern, fresh, and achievable. Interior Designer Miles Redd did an amazing job with this room. I love the dramatic architectural bed, the Chinese wallpaper, the white linens, the bold use of  vivid blue in the zigzag rug, lamps, and stools. He really did achieve turning the room into an indoor garden with the bed becoming a bird cage.

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But it is also a room you could do yourself at many different price points. I bought a very similar bed at Pottery Barn Teen for $899. In fact, the wonderfully talented and charmingly irreverent Nick Olsen, former Deal Hunter on Domino’s Daily Dose, featured this bed as a well priced alternative to his boss Miles Redd’s choice. (Nick has not disappeared-he has started his own blog-Nick Olsen Style.)

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Pottery Barn Teen Campaign Bed in queen size $899 (no longer available)

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Anthropologie Italian Campaign Bed $1698 for queen size

Anthropologie has a great canopy bed like this also.

Here are some alternative, well-priced versions of the pieces used in this room; I’m sure you can find others.

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Anthropologie Avian Apartment Wallpaper $88/roll

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Ikea Lykta Lamp in Turquoise $12.99

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Ikea Sveje Rug $12.99 for 3' x 5'-use several together to make a larger rug!

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West Elm Zigzag Rug $183 for 5' x 8'

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Madeline Weinrib Zigzag Rug-expensive but stunning!

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Bamboo Stool-easily found online and in stores for about $25: spray paint a pair turquoise blue

The point is that, unlike magazines like Architectural Digest, Domino showed us great style that we could successfully achieve, not just dream about. Even the room size is a typical bedroom, not one you’d find in a mansion.

I will leave you with a great quote about having confidence in your own decorating abilities. The gorgeous townhouse of Julie and Luke Janklow is currently listed in Manhattan at $25 million. It has been featured many times in blogs and magazines. Here is a great quote by Julie about her mostly self designed townhouse:

“I can’t imagine someone decorating my house.
It would be like someone dressing me every morning, telling me what to wear.”

So be fearless, take risks. Domino would be proud.

Thanks, Beth!

Icons of Style #1: Zebra Rugs
Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls