Tuesday, April 7

Domino, A Chance to Win Them Back!

The lovely folks over at Simon & Schuster Publishing are missing Domino just as much as the rest of us. So, as a little memento of Domino days gone by, they have offered sfgirlbybay readers not just one, but two chances to win a copy of Domino, The Book of Decorating a book put out last year by the Domino editors, which take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from Domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences.


All you have to do is comment briefly below on the best tip you ever read about in the pages of Domino and I'll select two lucky winners to receive a copy of Domino, The Book of Decorating. Please submit all comment-entries (and include a way to contact you should you win!) by next Friday, April 10 at midnight and I'll select the book winners and announce them the following Monday, April 13th at noon. Give us your best Domino tips and good luck!





129 comments:

Jenn said...

I think the best tips that I have gotten from domino have been regarding two things that I have trouble with: hanging art and arranging furniture...

sturminator said...

Corral the small stuff

I know it seems minor, but it means that instead of looking at all my pens and papers and mail and spices and hair clips and face wash and everything, instead I look at pretty boxes. Love it!

jsturm23 [at] gmail.com is where you can find me

J said...

How to make a bookshelf look good. Adding in things other than books, laying them horizontally, etc. Sounds obvious but before domino I never really thought of it!

Beatriz Macias said...

Use an object you love to guide you in decorating. To be inspired by the color combinations, textures, shapes of the things you already like.
De-lurking thanks to DOMINO

Beth said...

Easy: Cover your fridge with wallpaper!!!

Claire said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I miss getting my monthly Domino in the mail =( Anyway, the best thing I learned from Domino is that it's okay to mix & match styles, colors & prints to achieve beauty, harmony & depth. I've always been safe and thought that matchy-matchy was the way to go when designing a space.

shauna maness said...

i have to say each of the comments already posted are things i would have mentioned- but what i am using NOW... moving and starting over decorating completely is to take a picture of EVERYTHING you own... if you LOVE it keep it- if you don't... DON'T!! see how what you have works with your design ideas & add the pieces that you need!

BEAUTIFUL.

I MISS DOMINO.

if i win... email me :)
shaunamaness@gmail.com

thanks for the opportunity!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

I would say that Domino taught me that it's ok to have fun with decorating - and that's it's alright to combine styles, and go for (sometimes odd) color combinations.

I remember when I was first getting interested in decorating they showed that California house with the pink sofa that everone coveted. I studied that house for hours trying to figure out how she was able to combine both traditional and modern elements. Domino showed me how to break out and do something different. That's what I miss the most about Domino...sigh.

Kara said...

I think the best rule is - there are no rules. Use what you love and you can't go wrong. And the other thing I loved about Domino was all the color combos they used. Pink and Orange is my favorite.

Jen said...

I learned to go with what calls to me, to create a space instinctively and not try to force myself into a style that doesn't jive with who I really am.

It seems simple enough but it took a while to master that confidence.

pogomama@gmail.com

amanda james said...

i would really like to anticipate in this here, but i am from europe and we don't have any domino related magazin here.(which is in germany) there are some magazins but not something like domino whos online version i really liked. i am sorry that one has gone :-(
but i loved the pictures and especially the art hanging.

Kelly said...

my favorite is the color combo i ended up using in my bedroom - purpley grey/navy blue/goldenrod. and their organizational tips were always the best!!

xo
kelly

Vivianne Pontes said...

For me stenciled floors: best tip ever!

Jayme said...

i never got to read a domino magazine! i'm getting married in july and i couldn't wait to pick up on to start decorating our house, but i told myself to wait. sad :(
would love a copy of this book!

Amy said...

Domino really taught me that it was ok to mix and match things like furniture, art styles, etc. I miss it so much and would love a copy of the book!

Amanda C said...

Domino's small space solutions are always invaluable to us! Our bedroom, living room, and office area are all in the SAME ROOM! So we are always searching for different ways to organize and decorate.

Kat G said...

My favorite decor idea I've gotten from Domino was an issue with a designer's assistant. He'd covered his fridge in wallpaper. In a tiny little kitchen, it popped with color and reminded me that EVERYTHING can be amazing if you look at your materials differently. Even a fridge that isn't a cute Smeg in laquered red...

Char said...

I loved the small space solutions as I had an one bedroom apartment for a long time. I also loved blending of old and new - functional and fun.

Anamika said...

Affordability - is the main thing I picked up initially from Domino. I don't need to live on cheap, ready-to-break in a year furniture as long as I splurge on one important item and then bide my time to pick up treasures from all around.
The second tip that helped me a lot was that organization can be pretty and functional. Before Domino, I didn't know my books (old and new) can look super attractive on a bookshelf with little tweaks of color and texture here and there. Thanks to Domino, now I can often pull together a bookshelf display in 15 minutes.

jacklyn said...

my favorite tip was how to plant a garden with wonderful illustrations on a 50 x 50 lot. it was awesome!

Annie Atkin Rasmussen said...

Alas, I didn't get to subscribe to Domino before its unfortunate demise! Which is exactly why I need this book. Desperately.

Nali P. said...

Oh how I miss domino.

The best thing I learned from domino is to have fun with decorating. There is no right way. I just love the inspiration of colors and room arranging and hanging art.

krunalipatel@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

Use rugs to define and complete a space. Dominoes rooms always look complete and cozy.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great opportunity (and the sharing you do in your equally-great blog).

i'd say the best lessons from domino have been:
trust yourself
use what you love; mixing - not matching - is fine
and
don't sweat it. nothing is perfect - that's life and that's fine, too.

thanks again.

kathy

my Trampoline said...

best advice, and what drew me to the mag in the first place: even tiny, inexpensive art is true art...hang it on your walls with pride.

that early issue with a spread on affordable art was the first i picked up, and i was hooked.

Nicole said...

Gosh, Domino was always my visual pick me up and inspiration to keep planning (and finishing) projects. The best thing from them? Probably the ease of re-upholstering a chair along with ideas of how to cluster pictures and frames in different ways to break up or make a room flow. Sigh. Miss it. :(

Nicole said...

Nicole's email: m.nicole.h[at]gmail

Thanks!

Kiley said...

Hanging artwork with various sized frames and art. It's organized yet chaotic. I love this idea from Domino!

Caroline said...

The best tips I got from Domino were ways to decorate for a small living spaces... I've always lived in places with small floor plans, which pose a challenge.

I can be reached at calobee@gmail.com! Thanks so much!

Liz said...

I missed the Domino boat completely! I only realized how great it was once everyone was lamenting the loss. Sad!

What I have noticed from photos and blog is that Domino encouraged you to have the room reflect you. For example, keep what you love and decorate around it!

Hope I win, I would love to catch up with the book.

-Liz
ElizabethMandle@gmail.com

Helen said...

This is great! Thank you, Victoria.

I'll always remember Marion McEvoy's column (which I consistently adored) ... especially her bit about hanging pictures of yourself, and it being appropriate (and perhaps even ironic) to do it in ... the bathroom :) My bathroom now has a wall of goofy childhood photos of me, and guests always disappear in there for a *little* longer than normal, and come out completely amused.

Thank you, Domino. We loved you.

Brenda said...

I didn't get a chance to read domino, only it's sister magazine of Lucky. From the pictures you have posted here, I think I wished I had given it a chance. I really love the eclectic design and rich use of colors.

thelady said...

Paint your ceiling! My favorite Domino paint chip combo/room was the one with the creamy beige walls and moldings with an egg shell blue ceiling.

Martina said...

The best thing I learned is that matching is not required and that eclectic, quirky, and vibrant reflections of your personality are always best.

Muoi said...

Best tip was don't be afraid to play with paint colors on walls. If you don't like it, just paint it over.

Miss you Domino!


iseemoo@hotmail.com

annie-san said...

the best tip I ever read in domino was to embrace asymmetrical furniture plans.

thanks for the opportunity!


amanubay[at]gmail.com

Kaylovesvintage said...

to clean my house

Katie said...

To mix and match styles. That it's okay to have different patterns and textures; that it can work. Also - Domino changed the way I think about hanging art and photos in my home, and my apartment is better for it.

Emily said...

One of my favorite tips was to get trays to put on the back of my toilet to help organize my small bathroom items. I read that about 6 months ago and recently moved into an apartment with no counter in the bathroom! I found the cutest striped trays and it's all thanks to Domino! I would love love love to win the book. THANK YOU!!!

Cre Cre said...

I think the good people at Domino always showed spaces that encapsulated the personalities of the owners. The advice was always to decide on things you love and use them as focal points, then to build from there, whether it's a central theme around a colour, print, etc. or if it's something you love to collect...The emphasis was always on the personal and the achievable...I MISS DOMINO SO MUCH!

Hanna said...

I like how they use different styles in rooms. I used to be really rigid about what I liked (not that I've ever actually redone a house) but now I like the look of mixed styles and the warmth it adds compared to having a stark modern interior, which was my other favorite.

erin wilson said...

For sure it is the use of color again and chalkboard paint!!!! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!!!

susannah said...

I loved the tips for renters, since i can't do that much to my place since the landlord lives very close and checks in! For example, changing the doorknobs & putting in nice black rollerblinds - little touches that make a big difference in a rental.

i miss domino. :(

Unfiltered Meghan said...

I am having major Domino withdrawal! I can't believe they took it away!

Domino taught me not to be afraid of bold color. For the first almost four years we lived in our house, everything was beige. I thought I liked the neutral palette, but the fact is that I was afraid to make color choices and use bold shades. Now I have an office with pops of bright orange and bright blue, a lovely colored bedroom, and am working on a kitchen with some bright green!

Thanks so much for your blog and this giveaway!

unfilteredmeghan@gmail.com

Heidi Alfonzo said...

Domino quickly became one of my favorite magazines. I actually found out about it last year (no kidding!). I volunteer at my local library and they let me have all the magazines I want for free, so Domino was always one I took home!

One of the things I appreciated most about this publication is how eco-friendly it was, so I have to say that all those green "tips" were my favorites.

Thankfully I did keep most of the articles from the old magazines, so I'll look at them with nostalgia.

Thanks for sharing this!

If I win, my email address is:

heidi.alfonzo@gmail.com

--heidi

Anonymous said...

I have not came across DOMINO Magazine before only after I read ur blog and I love "Ode to My Deco Files"!

Despite not having any copy of the magazine, the best tip I got from Domino pictures will be that we can decorate the walls of our home in any way we like to express who we are.This can be in the form of hanging artworks that inspires us, having bookshelves from floor to ceiling which is amazing and having a chalkboard as a wall!

lavintage_rose@yahoo.com.sg

Cindy said...

so, so many things, but maybe the most helpful is how to make organization look pretty, and therefore, inpiring me to get organized.

Maria said...

Hang photos low on the wall to make room appear taller!

Carolyn said...

...To design with what inspires ME. Showing confidence in reflecting my personal style, instead of holding back on something i'm afraid people won't like.

Don't buy just to fill a space be patient with your finds, It takes way longer, but the result is much more relevant.

xo

Carolyn

Rosemary said...

Arranging my books by color!

I have so many books, and I thought color-coding would make them harder to find but it turned out to not only be easier, but made my little library a surprise design element.

Toshimi said...

It taught me that white isn't so scary and using too much color can actually be bad sometimes.

Bmist said...

There's no beating a BIG mirror in a SMALL place.

BMist.

Sarah said...

I think the best thing I learned from Domino was definitely that it is ok to mix it up and combine different styles.

Christine Chitnis said...

I think the best thing that Domino taught me was to embrace my love of bright colors. The rooms that they featured always were full of color and life, the way a home should be. I strive for that in my home now...thanks in part to Domino!

Allison and Jonathan said...

Mix old with the new.

Erin said...

Mixing colors!! Even ones that you wouldn't necessarily think to work well together.

ann said...

hanging framed pictures salon-style & how painting a room can make it feel like a home.

Estelle said...

Best Domino tip: White is a versatile wall color and perfect for those of us who need variety because it's a blank canvas - any style/color can be added.

Jamie said...

They inspired me to use BOLD wall color. I puffy heart Domino! :( I will miss them... thank you for doing this!!

Jamie | http://myycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Best tip ever for my smallish apartment: contrary to popular wisdom, it's okay to paint or wallpaper the walls of a not-large apartment with dark colors such as midnight blue or smoky gray and then use lucite or white accessories to make the room pop and still look un-small. My place looks so great afterwards - modern, stylish and not tiny. Thank you Domino and we miss you so much!

Samantha Bender said...

The best tip: Make sure to inject your personality into your decorating style. Who wants a cookie cutter room? Have style, embrace color and try something new! We just built a new house with this philosophy and it's fantastic!

Augusti_73 said...

Living in Sweden I've never had the opportunity to read Domino Magazine, and that's why I'd be really really happy if I won a copy of the book!

/Anna

Mia D. said...

Definitely painting trim using a high gloss white. It really brightens everything up!

Jenna said...

Best tip? Domino reassured me that eclectic design can be perfectly sophisticated.

Calotype Photography said...

"You don't have to have money to have style!"

Contact me at julie@calotype-photography.com

Dori said...

The best tip Domino imparted on me was that your color choices don't have to be tame to be sophisticated! A splash of yellow or robin's egg blue makes a room both fun and fabulous.

leni said...

Domino's small space solutions were my favorite! (I live in a small one bedroom apartment, so obviously it was a must read for me!)

Matty said...

Hanging Art.. I want one, please

Anonymous said...

The best advice I learned from Domino is that there isn't any right or wrong way to express your personal style. You've just got to take risks and try new things. I would have never had the guts to paint my entryway purple (which happens to be my favorite color) but thanks to them, I slapped on the color and it looks fabulous. We miss you, Domino!!

Leslie said...

Oops, I didn't mean to leave my name Anonymous. It's Leslie. :)

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks for all your entries!

Be sure and leave an email address, or a link to fine you, or I won't be able to include you in the drawing as I won't be able to contact you should you win.

Amanda Johnson said...

I remember an issue from a couple of years ago that featured fixing up furniture. I had never truly realized how beautiful a garage sale or thrift store find could become until I saw that article. It was different from any other examples I had seen and just totally clicked. I've been hooked on thrifting for furniture ever since!

smauge said...

I have not been fortunate enough to find Domino magazine anywhere in Australia so the only exposure to it I have had is on your lovely site. I've had alot of colour inspiration from "Ode To My Decor". Does that count? Maybe I need the book to get some more tips!

michelle said...

How to decorate your home without breaking the bank.

michellemlee@hotmail.com

Ania B. said...

Only have read a few issues and now realize how much I will be missing this publication.

fric and frac said...

Best tip: Thomas Obrien's comment about using safety black on all of his doors. I love the way it looks.

traphic signs said...

The culmination of domino taught me it is never a bad idea to mix and match styles. A vintage piece of furniture looks great in a modern room and vice versa. They did it over and over again and it always looked great!

erinkaydavis[at]mac.com

would love to win!!!

Natalie said...

best tip from domino: zebra rug. i got a couple zebra-ish rugs from urban outfitters a while back and they make every room i put them in - we call them "the traveling zebras."

Rowena said...

I mourn Domino. So much inspiration.

But the best tip was etsy. I read about a couple years ago in one of their articles on affordable art. Two years later, I finally opened my own shop!

alisa c. said...

The best tip I read about in Domino was to always add color, texture and pattern to a room. They are so right. Miss you Domino.

alisady@gmail.com

Samantha said...

There are so many things I've copy catted from Domino (and I'm a home editor at another magazine). My two favorites are all about fabric: 1.) replacing my hideous sliding closet doors with long, fabric curtains (bonus: you can sweep the curtains aside and see THE WHOLE closet). And 2.) mixing seemingly divergent patterns, like a suzani with some Scandinavian modern print and a Moroccan geometric design. I miss them. I really do.

Stephanie said...

Domino taught me that if I use things I love to decorate my home everyone who walks through the door will feel comfortable and inspired- especially me, everyday!


sholsather@comcast.net

Nadine @ BDG said...

Domino showed me that there are other people out there with the same aesthetic taste. Our architecture practice used it often when working with clients. We miss it already.

Kris Martinez said...

For me...I came across Domino I'd say about almost a few months before they let everyone know (GASP!)they were closing..That was the highlight of my mail checking days...I am in West Texas...and being a single mom..I do not own alot of beautiful things...but...what I did learn is that everything I own can be used in a different way and nothing HAS TO MATCH! It opened my eyes to decor and the few mags that I do have are of course dog-eared and worn...and regretfully I even loaned out two of them! (yes! i do plan on getting those back!)I love how I can go back and flip through and find new inspiration everytime!
I miss truly miss seeing Domino in my mailbox...

sweetzoom73@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I found a beautiful color scheme for my living room in Domino, I love it and I love the compliments I get for it.

Alyson said...

I have been wanting this book forever! I miss Domino :(. Domino always gave such good color combinations - I used to love when they would provide those pull-out cards with the different color combinations.

Kelly said...

domino taught me to embrace the MIX AND MATCH. everything, despite what my mother always taught me, does NOT have to match.

domino has liberated me!

jamie said...

things don't always have to be symmetrical... it's the assymetry that creates interest and beauty in a space and really draws you in.

it has helped me let loose and really embrace my fusion of design elements that i truly love!

Amy said...

The best tip I ever got from Domino is that there doesn't have to be any sort of order or symmetry to hanging pictures - once I saw that and let it go I have been going nuts buying prints from etsy and hanging them - oh yeah, making my husband hang them - plaster sucks - he is probably happy domino is done... :-(

Samantha B. said...

The thing I most loved about Domino was the issues that featured color, color, and more color. Used judiciously, of course!

Bedelia said...

my favorite domino tip is a simple one, but i think about it whenever making a big room purchase-- if you love to mix genres, styles, and colors, keep your big pieces neutral and have your fun with mix and match, easily changeable accessories!

whitterbon@gmail.com

marisa said...

I loved the article about the feng shuei practitioner visiting the lady's house. She explained that couples argue and get frustrated with each other's clutter. Couples become blinded and only see their honey's clutter. Take home point: keep it neat!

Barefoot Contessa said...

To decorate for yourself instead of for trends and focus on something you love and base your ideas around that.

I don't own much, having just moved countries, but my fiance and I are starting to build our lives together and it makes it easier to merge our two styles if you think in those terms.

I'd love to have the book to help us along! kelseyklassen@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

They shared the David Hicks quote that everything looks better in a frame. They got me to organize my underwear drawer & build my own sandbox on wheels. RIP, dear Domino.

Norine said...

Domino introduced me to design blogs!!!! Oh how I miss them.

Anonymous said...

Big picture Domino taught me that:
Design tells a story and evokes emotion. You can use it to express who you are or who you want to be at any given moment.
There is nothing more relaxing than a sunday morning in front of a fire with a cup of tea and a great design magazine full of great personal expression. So long Domino you'll be missed.

mcastle016@aol.com

jomama said...

i subscribed to domino from the very first issue, and i miss it so much! my favorite tip came from an article about how a few celebrities from the design field displayed their personal photographs. one of them was a small wall, covered with cork, with really artfully arranged photos. it was gorgeous.

rean said...

The best tip I've read from Domino is:
Enlarge pictures that you love and hang them like a huge painting in your walls. Also, you could scan things you like, or things with a nice pattern like the back of playing cards and frame it as a bold statement.

I am completely smitten with Domino . Here's to hoping I'd win! :)

Thanks in advance!

Annette said...

I can´t find just one thing - but what I have used the magazine for is getting inspiration for wall decorations, they taught me that a wall doesn´t always have to be white. I have used the magazine both for private ideas and for the stores I work with in my job.

Anonymous said...

COLORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
efipsarouli@yahoo.gr

Anonymous said...

my best tip is not from one particular issue of domino, but rather comes from every issue:

your home is yours. you don't have to follow trends or follow rules or try to keep up with the joneses. make it your own by surrounding yourself with the things you love. when you live with the things you love, magic happens.

karen

detarjag@aol.com

jessica pages said...

there are so many things i have gotten from Domino. I loved sneak peaks at people's houses and especially their closets. But most of all how to arrange book shelves and how to hang art. rip. domino

Heather S Thompson said...

One of my favorite things about Domino was the "Destination" section which featured the best in design shopping destinations for different cities. I used this when I travelled to find these secret shopping treasures. I loved seeing what Rita (Konig) would by and then see if I could find it when her apartment was featured.
I also loved the many stories which gave inspiration on how to put together an art collection. (many times juxtoposing "high and low" art objects.

gatheringspriggs@yahoo.com

alexandra said...

the best tip I've gotten from Domino is to be bold and true to your design sensibilities. I love that they feature rooms with soul - rooms that function and at the same time inspire. I like the combinations of old and new, neutrals and bold spashes of colour.

Alecia said...

Spring fever has hit! The kids will soon be out of school and I already felt the walls closing in on me. While combing through my domino stash I came across this:

"An unfussy layout, with clean, low silhouettes and plenty of space between the sofa, chairs and table, enhances the uncluttered calm."

This simple advice changed my home and my life. It was the catalyst for the domino effect that soon followed in living simply so we could simply live and breathe together in our home.

December/January 2009 page. 109

Thank you domino, I'm sad to see you go.

aleciak.dixon@gmail.com

Ursula said...

After years of brightly colored walls I started to realize that I was drawn to the Domino rooms with pale or white walls and bright accessories and art. And I loved seeing Rita Konig's apartment; I want to take every bit of inspiration from her tiny, beautiful home!

ursula(at)shopursula(dot)com

Nancy Dag2 said...

The best thing I've learned from Domino is space size doesn't matter but more of how you create in it. That you can still have style despite living in a box.

hi, smitten. said...

i had been on the fence as to what I wanted to do with my life. Interior Design was always in the back of my mind.. but I never allowed it to come forward. Then I stumbled upon the first ever issue of Domino on a sleepy saturday morning at the grocery. I knew right then & there that it was to be Interior Design, and I haven't questioned it since! Domino gave me a better tip than I ever could have asked for ;)

(hi.smitten@gmail.com)

Mg said...

Variations on a single color.

CER said...

domino was a fantastic resource for color palettes -- and the reason i finally nipped my decor-challenged living room in the bud! also went ahead and had some favorite photos blown up -- domino was always great for lighting a fire under my bum to get things done!

joolee said...

tips on hanging artworks and photos were helpful! i had just been introduced to and was starting my love affair with domino, when suddenly it was gone...truly so sad. i'd love to own a domino book - show me everything i missed out on!
(julie28richardson@hotmail.com)

Little Plastic Castles said...

Domino had the greatest tips on hanging a huge wall of photo frames of various sizes, textures, and colors. I'm obsessed with making it happen in my home!

(mktantum@gmail.com)

Mandy said...

I guess this isn't a specific tip, but Domino taught me that just about anything goes in decorating, and you can mix your own found objects with more cookie cutter pieces to create your own look.

Anonymous said...

There are so many great tips that I learned from Domino - the travel guides were right up my alley and the so were the online art recommendations. MY FAVORITE and most usefult tip was to stack TP in a large, clear cylindrical vase on the bathroom floor. As the owner of Wilma the cockapoo who LOVES to snack on TP, this has been the perfect solution.I've removed all of the wall-mounted TP holders in my house. Guests can still see where it is,but Wilma can't get to it. Brilliant!
Best - Emily
emily_m_newman@hotmail.com

Alicia A said...

The best advice would have to be to make the room reflect who you are and not to be afraid of varying colors, patterns, and textures.
(gollyg8@yahoo.com)

Amy said...

Domino taught me that a well-designed bookshelf can easily transform a room (and it's done on the cheap). Here are my favorite tips:

1. Paint the inside back of your bookshelf a bright color to create a sassy showcase.

2. Weave objects in with books

3. Use a bookshelf as a room divider

4. Experiment with way you display books- stack them, stand them upright, or group them by color.

(amyarlene@gmail.com)

Suzy said...

True style doesn't have a high price tag!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great opportunity! i miss domino - and appreciate your "ode to my deco files"!

the biggest lesson from domino, i think, is to not mimic everything we see in a magazine (not even domino). to look at the pretty images and pull from them things we love (a way to arrange furniture in a small room from this issue or a piece of art shown in that issue) and that are true to us, but not to copy it 100%. that we need to trust ourselves in making decorating decisions and to put in our houses and apartments and condos only what we love, things that represent us because it's our home. we live and need to be happy there!

thanks again.

kathy (hejfranmig@aol.com)

Isabell said...

I am so sad that Domino will not be around anymore. I loved those pages.

chubbers said...

Don't be afraid of color. Color is your friend!

atout said...

Domino taught me that I could entertain in my tiny loft. Oh, how I loved Domino!

Tamstyles said...

Hanging window panels was VERY helpful to me. When we started hanging them, I got out DOMINO and there the answer was!

Luzel @ iDiY said...

Domino was the only home mag that I read cover to cover ever since the 1st issue. It was the one that empowered me with that "can do" attitude when it comes to decorating our home. It taught me not to be afraid to mix styles and that yes, any item/piece that you truly love will always work in any room.

bird said...

domino.....

Honestly, it's virtually impossible to identify "the best tip [I] ever read about in the pages of Domino." If I had to identify one tip, it would be described as freedom. Part of domino's appeal (and why I cherish every copy of every issue that I received via subscription since it's inception) is that it taught me that there are no decorating/renovating rules.

So many interior design/home decorating magazines make the process so intimidating, unrealistic (and, at times, unattainable), but domino always inspired me to find and create my own style.

On a more practical note, the process of identifying the source and price of all items featured in the magazine (on the page where they first appeared) cannot be discounted. It was simple and innovative (no more scouring the resources page found single spaced at the end of the magazine). domino even made an effort to identify where similar items could be purchased - genius!

Finally, the tabs made it easy to highlight articles and inspiration (except for me, since I practically tabbed every page, the tabs became virtually useless.

domino, oh how I miss you (yes, I still sigh when I check my mail each day - hoping it was all just a bad dream).

Thank you for the opportunity to comment (and for your inspirational blog).

~Robin
dance24365@aol.com

Monica said...

More than anything else, I think Domino gave us permission to indulge our own eclectic style and let our personality shine through in our decor. And don't forget it was also a shopping mag. I bookmarked tons of great web stores found in the pages of Domino.

Erin said...

I only was able to catch the end of the Domino era, but it really got my attention with it's "think outside the box" attitude about mixing STYLES and the nudges to be brave with COLORS. Eclectic mix of mid-century modern with french country and some bohemian, soooo nice.

I really needed that kick in the pants to get me out of my rut.

Tish said...

LOVE LOVE DOMINO! They taught me how to arrange wall art so beautifully!
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Janelle said...

I love Domino! So sad to see it go. It taught me how to love white walls. I am a renter and cannot paint. Most home magazines see white walls as crying out for color, but Domino featured so many beautiful interiors with clean, bright, beautiful white walls. I finally made peace with the pale!

Janelle
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Heidi said...

I saw a beautiful wall covered with those circular things usually used on ceilings above chandeliers. Anyway, they took a bunch of cheap plastic ones and painted them shades of yellow & white and arranged them on a wall. Fun!