This vignette is a wall in my living room that I feel captures the essence of Domino for me.
1. Chinoiserie – Domino loved to use chinoiserie to add a luxe, glamorous elegance to any room. The key is to mix it with modern pieces to keep it fresh. (December 2005) I used a Chinese garden stool, this beautiful lacquer chest, Chinese calligraphy brushes, and framed an antique silk kimono fragment I found on eBay.
2. Louis XVI Chair and especially the Philipe Stark Ghost Chair – Domino called this their mascot they used it so much. (October 2006) This iconic piece bridges the antique (Louis XVI) with modern (lucite). Lucite was another Domino favorite. I love the way you see through the chair to the painting.
3. Tableau – Domino showed us how to compose a tableau of beautiful objects. I liked Kelly Wearstler’s recommendation of changing up the scale, form and material to energize a tableau. (October 2008) I put together objects I love – a hand painted vase, an elegant liquer bottle, pins from J.Crew, a paperweight from Paper Source, calligraphy brushes, a goose feather topiary decorated with vintage Christmas ornaments.
4. Art – I was inspired by Domino’s suggestion of using a large-scale unframed canvas as a visual point of interest to focus the energy of the room. (April 2007) I have also been drawn to calligraphic art and these calligraphy brushes. I picked up a canvas and a gold paint pen and for $40 and 1 hour of work, I have a dramatic original work of art. The modern nude is another Domino inspiration from their article about painting-a-day art bloggers. (July/August 2006) I leaned two of the pieces of art against the wall and left them unframed for a chic modern approach.