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I was leafing through an old issue of Domino and saw these red-painted shelves. Red is one of the colors you won’t see anywhere in my closet or my apartment — but paired with all of the white china and blue glasses it looks quite glamorous, perhaps I haven’t given red a fair chance. I think red can be a hard color to get right, what do you think — do you decorate with red?
The office is probably the least ‘decorated’ room in my apartment, it’s very functional but has sloped ceilings which makes for limited wall space. This office has my jealousy burning for a tall wall in front of my desk to lean art against — I love the lighting and layering.
I also love the chandelier — it has me thinking about adding some sort of fancier lighting to my apartment. I may not be able to do electrical work in my rental, but perhaps a non-working version could be hung up for a dash of adornment? Add that to the to-do list!
This weekend I have big plans to re-work the old toolbox I bought at brimfield into a glamorous jewelry armoire. Posting about it here will hopefully make me accountable so I actually get to the project, instead of getting distracted by my comfy couch and bountiful DVR.
In my last apartment, I had several stacks of jewelry boxes and drawers in my nightstand for my everyday pieces. As you can see here (just my everyday jewels), this is a much needed piece of storage furniture for me:
I’ve been pulling inspiration images for the project now for a few weeks. While my piece is going to probably look a bit more industrial (it is a tool box after all), this image from Domino has my all-time favorite jewelry armoire:
Of course, the Lonny magic has been tapped onto a few gorgeous vignettes with jewelry armoires as well:
Seeing these pictures together is giving me some motivation — and a few new ideas. Hopefully I’ll have a before and after to share at the end of the weekend!
PS: Make sure to stop by next week, I have a great series featuring amazing guest bloggers starting!
The current issue of Lonny is yet another success stocked full of awesome interiors and lust-worthy photography. What I noticed the most though were the fabulous outfits of Lonny’s interior owners!
Michelle Adam’s new apartment was delectable, but I couldn’t stop staring at her fabulous necklace; and Katie Lee’s combination of mint and peas for her soup just fine and dandy, but her combining of stripes and florals while stirring said soup were what really caught my attention!
Perhaps Lonny will go the route of Domino afterall and consider a sister publication for the fashionistas among us?
Images via Lonny
It feels like Christmas! Today Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline launched their first issue of Lonny Magazine, a much talked about e-publication that just might fill that place in our hearts that Domino left.
I just read it cover to cover and it certainly lived up to the hype; I was also pleasantly suprised by how much I enjoyed the eFormat. The pages load quickly, there is far more room for content, and the active links to advertisers and products was awesome! I always read Domino with the sticky-tabs ready for marking everything I wanted to look up online later, and now I can just point and click while scrolling through the pages!
My favorite spread was of Eddie Ross’ home in Millerton, NY. (I loved going there as a kid with my family on trips to nearby Rudd Pond!) I’m particularly drawn to that tiny hounds tooth decanter on the shelf; I just called my mom and confirmed she has the exact same one that I will be stealing on my next trip to her house.
Kudos to Michelle and Patrick, and the best of luck with this magazine. I highly recommend checking it out, and give their sponsors some love if you want to help keep our beloved shelter magazines alive!
I’ve finally had some time to really delve into the Ikea 2010 catalog, after it sat, staring me in the face on my coffee table for the past two weeks, begging for attention. While the selection of new products didn’t turn on any light bulbs over my head, I was impressed by the styling. Several of the room spreads were a big departure from their usual stark-sweedish-modern aesthetic, and seemed to be pulling inspiration from designers and shelter mags. I played a little game of memory and matched up a few of my favorite pictures from the catalog with similar counterparts…
This Ikea room is a ringer for the masculine library featured below (via this is glamorous), as well the eclectic mix featured in a Domino spread.
I have been enamored with Thom Filicia’s time-worn workbench-turned-bar since it was first published in Domino magazine. It’s so welcoming in the entryway of his summer lake house, inviting guests to pour a cocktail as they set their bags down.
With this image constantly in my mind as I think about decorating a bar area for a party (more on that later), I did a double take when I was flipping through the new Pottery Barn catalog. It looks like stylists at PB took a note from Thom’s book and designed the Markham Console Bar to look eerily similar to his workbench.
It’s a great replica, but I still think I love Thom’s more, it has a bit more soul (and more room for liquor).
While flipping through the towering stacks of magazines that my mom, my sister, and I brought to the beach last week, I was tearing out pages to bring home with me for my ‘idea folder’ and found some surprising inspiration in Glamour magazine. I was never a subscriber to Glamour until recently when I started receiving them in lieu of Domino (RIP!). While Domino will always be in my mind irreplaceable, I haven’t been disappointed in receiving Glamour.
There was a back issue of Glamour on the coffee table of the beach house with great pictures of Rashida Jones’ house, which made me nostalgic for the Domino piece on her other home, a super-efficient yet stylish NYC apartment.
via Glamour Magazine
The connection got me thinking that they’re maybe making use of some of Domino’s former writers, or at least trying to fill some of the void left by Domino in the market. The August issue had a great spread on the home of artist Caitlin Wylde. I love her use of color, she popped bright citron and turquoise colored furniture off of muted grey and white walls. Let’s hope Glamour keeps it up, I’ll take inspiration wherever I can get it!
via Glamour Magazine
Words can not express how excited I was to find out that Thom Filicia, my favorite celeb-designer, is launching his own line of home goods! Besides wowing me on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Dress My Nest, Thom is also the author of Thom Filicia Style, one of my favorite design books.
He’s venturing into numerous home collections, from rugs to lighting to appliances, but I will especially be excited to see what he whips up for his furniture and fabric lines!
Perhaps my favorite Domino house tour was of Thom’s summer cottage; I love how he blends his classic style into the rustic setting, it just looks like the perfect place to kick up your feet and have a cocktail on warm summer evening. (Thom: If you’re reading this, I’d be delighted to clear my schedule and join you for a long weekend there!)