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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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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 #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

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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!