Blogging Domino: 02.08 - Organized Home

Blogging Domino: 02.08 - Organized Home

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Janel Laban
Feb 4, 2008

We are enjoying the current issue of Domino. We did a post on the featured interiors when it first came out and today we're looking at the content tied to the issue's theme - "Organized Home". The photo above is from the 400 square foot home of Rashida Jones, which got a three part organizational makeover. There is also feature on a "Five Step Clutter Cure" based on combinations of a main storage piece and accessories to target trouble spots. Photos and links below...

Page 57: Three Secrets to a Streamlined Home. The makeover focused on:

1. Efficient floor plan: They created symmetry with a sofa centered between two bookshelves and had the bed positioned with the long side against a wall to make it function more like a day bed.

2. Hidden storage: They used wall to wall drapes to cover both the windows and storage shelves. They also went with the old standard of off season storage in under-bed boxes.

3. Focused color scheme: For the makeover they started with favorite items to set a color palette of blue, magenta and black and white. It was based on a print, an antique rug and pillows. They also unified clashing pieces by painting them white.

Page 63: The 5-Step Clutter Cure was based on "cures" for clutter hot spots in the home. The photo above is the entryway solution, based on a bi-level console with a series of boxes, drawer organizers and hooks. A slideshow of this and other organizing photo ideas is here. Four more solutions (for the bathroom, mail control, bedroom dresser and a prepared suitcase) are included in the print version.

Page 70: Desperately Seeking a Clutter Cure - Cynthia Cling researches the long history of keeping household clutter at bay.

From the February 2008 issue of Domino.

Photos: Domino

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