Blogging Domino: 02.08 - First Look - The Interiors

Blogging Domino: 02.08 - First Look - The Interiors

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Janel Laban
Jan 14, 2008

Last Friday, after shutting down the computer, we settled into the happy "here comes the weekend" feeling with the the new issue of Domino. The theme is the Organized Home, and yes, they do cover that angle, but as usual, what we loved were the straight-up interiors features...so that's what we're blogging first!

Page 90: 1,000 Sq. Ft. of Chic (shown above)- Lighting designers Stephane and Frouwkje Pagani live in Brooklyn with their two kids in a not-too-big, just right family apartment. We loved this feature - maybe ...

...because we live in a not-too-big family apartment too. We liked the focus on dining and eating at home - the big old table looks fantastic with the Ghost chairs surrounding it. A great idea from this family: they found a way to stay put in a smaller space as the family grew by converting the large master bedroom into two tiny kids rooms and having the parents use the smaller second bedroom.

Page 114: A Small Home With Worldly Scope is a look at the Paris apartment of Mehmet and Dimonah Iksel and their son, Kubilai. We've seen bits of this home before...at some point, somewhere on the web (arggh - wish we could remember where!)...and love it. Super high ceilings, traditional patterns used in non-traditional places (like the kitchen) and a glamorous, luxurious bohemian vibe all add up to a great look.

Page 78: Radically Resourceful is a look at the rental apartment of shop owner Ames Ingham and her young son. What we liked:


  • the big cushy looking '80's sofa with all the colorful pillows

  • the Hicks Hexagon-covered wall as a backdrop to the mix of framed family snapshots and original art

  • the the black Benjamin Moore "Soot" painted walls of the breakfast nook

Page 102 Cultivating Quiet Confidence is an interior filled with more traditional pieces and colors. At first glance it feels sedate, but there are details that make it quite interesting upon a closer look, like the turquoise accents in the dining area, a lovely Curtis Jere metal leaves sculpture over the bed and the mix of patterned upholstery throughout.

More from the February Domino to follow this week....

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