Posts Tagged ‘domino’

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Update: The Domino Inspired My Home Contest

March 16, 2009

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Thanks to all who entered The Domino Inspired My Home Contest!  We’ll continue posting the entries through Tuesday, and then open for voting on Wednesday.  It’s up to you to decide who’ll win the title of Domino-Inspired Genius, so make sure to recruit your friends to vote as well!

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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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The Domino Inspired My Home Contest Entry: Kate

March 11, 2009

dominocontestlogoDomino Inspired Room: My Kitchen
I moved into an apartment last year that had an impossibly small kitchen (3 drawers, no cabinets, and one 2ft x2ft block of counterspace), and in trying to figure out a way to make the space work I was inspired by a particular kitchen in domino magazine.

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Using some elements from the domino spread, I really think I made the absolute best of what I could of the space; I streamlined my kitchen goods by buying all white plates, cups, bowls, and displayed them on open shelves (a domino staple) and filled clear jars with food.
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Then I added to the clean white palette with some stainless steel finds from Ikea, like the Grundtal bar to hang pots and pans from, stainless buckets to hold all of my knives and utensils, a stainless dish rack and wine rack and a stainless spice rack on the wall. And to keep with the theme of this domino kitchen I organized the open shelves to have little vignettes with my collection of jadite wares.
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I wish I had the budget to have the butcher block countertops and custom cabinetry and fixtures, but arranging the components of my kitchen that I could change were inspired by domino!
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Thanks, Kate!
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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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Our Tribute to Beautiful Small Living Spaces, Part I

March 4, 2009

We’ve already featured Rashida Jones’ 400 sq. foot apartment….and it’s featured in the We Love Domino header on the far left and far right!

This one shows us how to live a full life–including lots of books for you bibliophiles–in only 625 sq. feet.  The Domino slide show says, “In this small apartment, assigning areas for specific purposes and designing each distinctly makes the space seem bigger.”

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This room, designed by Antony Todd, has demension despite it’s small floor plan. I’m sure the minimal but beautiful color palatte also helps to unify the space but not make it look bland–who loves that wall color like I do??

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"The urn and the corner screen add depth to this tight spot."

Perhaps not for the claustrophobic, but a great idea for making a small, difficult space actually functional, “[t]he shape of these turned headboards allows the beds to fit just right between the window and the wall making an impossibly small room a cozy useful space.”

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Readers were asked to contribute their advice for small space decorating.  Here are a few of their tips:

Can you believe this room is only 9x9??

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“Chocolate brown walls actually make the 9′ x 9′ space feel larger.”
— Rebekah from Auburn Hills, MI

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“Low, modular seating creates an illusion of height and openness.”
— Glynn from Lowell, MA

What’s your favorite small space tip?

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The Upcoming Month…

March 4, 2009

A look ahead to March around We Love Domino:

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Antony Todd designed room

Thanks to you, We Love Domino has developed a bit of a following, and inspires me daily to keep commemorating Domino.  In the upcoming month, we’ll feature The Domino Inspired My Home Contest, and we’ll look at designer favorites and small spaces that are chic and multifunctional.

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As well, we’ll start expanding our wings to find resources outside of Domino that can provide you with your Domino-like fix, whether with blogs, magazines, designers or merchandise.  Stick around, it’ll be an exciting month!

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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:

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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!