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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 #5: Antlers

March 3, 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!

No longer relegated to the ski house or winter cabin, Domino brought antlers to center stage in the chicest abodes. I think this look is here to stay, because antlers add a bold, powerful, architectural, and modern edge to any room. Notice how in each example, your eye is immediately drawn to it. Now imagine the room without it. Antlers serve as visual anchors. Explore the many ways Domino has incorporated antlers in these rooms.

Next to a fireplace

Next to a fireplace

On a mantel

On a mantel

Above a mantel

Above a mantel

In an entryway

In an entryway

Above a couch

Above a couch

 As a fun silhouette-instructions to make this on dominomag.com

As a fun silhouette – instructions to make this on dominomag.com

Another view

Another view

A third view

A third view

As an elegant statuary

As an elegant statuary

To hide your flat screen television

To hide your flat screen television

On a coffee table

On a coffee table

To tone down wallpaper

To tone down wallpaper

As a piece of art

As a piece of art

A Jay Jeffers urban dining room with antler mirror, centerpiece, and paper mache lighting fixtures – not from Domino, but it shows how antlers have gone high-end and upscale:

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Again Jay Jeffers – not from Domino – but clearly antlers have become mainstream and elegant, not just funky:

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Thanks, Beth!

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

February 27, 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 elegant robin’s egg blue front door belongs to the uber talented Miles Redd whose work was often showcased in Domino Magazine. The picture appeared in the November 2008 issue and ever since people have been blogging about blue doors and painting their doors blue. I think this color is a chic and sophisticated alternative to the ubiquitous red front door and black front door.  In the Mediterranean region and north Africa, blue front doors are very popular because blue is thought to keep away evil spirits.

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Miles Redd's Beautiful Door

Note also the centered doorknob and the silver hardware. Baldwin Hardware has a beautiful collection of door hardware in nickel finish that would be wonderful–but don’t feel that you need to change your door hardware if you have brass. This shade would be lovely with brass as well.

I tried to find out the exact paint he used, but was told it was custom mixed on site by Miles Redd himself. Some great colors close to this are:

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Martha Stewart C25 Robins Egg Blue

Sherwin Williams SW6484 Meander Blue

Sherwin Williams SW6484 Meander Blue

Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue

Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue

Farrow & Ball 22 Light Blue

Farrow & Ball 22 Light Blue

The Tiffany Blue box is a somewhat deeper and stronger robin’s egg blue, but will always be a gorgeous and iconic color.

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Here are two close matches to the Tiffany box:

Benjamin Moore 2048-50 Tropicana Cabana

Benjamin Moore 2048-50 Tropicana Cabana

Sherwin Williams SW6766 Mariner

Sherwin Williams SW6766 Mariner

This is my top project for my house this spring. Have any of you painted your door this color? I would love to see pictures! Just think, for the cost of a quart of paint, you’ll give your house a whole new look!

Thanks, Beth!

Icons of Style #1: Zebra Rugs
Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls
Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bedroom

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Domino’s Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls

February 24, 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!

Domino brought pink rooms into the mainstream, not reserved for the nursery or girl’s bedroom. It showed us that pink is gorgeous in virtually any setting. These photos may inspire you to try it in a living room, a city apartment, a ceiling, a man’s apartment, an entryway, a dining room, a master bedroom, even a kitchen!

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Pink is a great neutral and a very elegant choice.

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I was inspired by Domino to use pink in my dressing room which is the last picture.  I even took a shopping bag from Thomas Pink and had the paint store match the color.

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Check out Icons of Style #1: Zebra Rugs here.

Thanks, Beth!

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Domino’s Icons of Style #1: The Zebra Rug

February 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

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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.

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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.

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Thanks, Beth!

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Funeral Blues for Domino

February 18, 2009
Bedroom by Miles Redd

Bedroom by Miles Redd

Beth, of Style Redux, posted an appropriate poem for the reason we gather here.  We’ll hear from Beth later this week with a guest post, but in the meantime, enjoy the pic of her favorite Domino room on the left, a few words from her post about Domino’s demise, as well as a poem by W.H. Auden:

“Domino was a magazine that valued style, not price tags. Job well done, but you were with us too short a time. Here is a lovely poem to honor the passing of an outstanding magazine.”

Funeral Blues
W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policeman wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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Thanks, Beth!