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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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April 2006

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 #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.

Miles Redd's Front Door

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 #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