Looks a bit like a bible, right? Well, it is, of sorts. Domino pulled together a panel of designers, architects and stylists to weigh in on their essential sources, favorites, ideas and color trends for readers of the August issue and entitled it their Big Black Book of Decorating. It is a hang-on-to-the-hard-copy issue for us, and they kindly have put tons of the content online as well, making it a resource to pull from wherever you are...some highlights below the jump:
Page 58: Divine Inspiration, a list of the panelists' favorite decorating books. Page 38: Five Items Decorators Love...standouts that the panel feel will work in most any home. We have to agree with the table choice - we've never seen the Saarinen table look out of place. Page 62: The Best Sources, a long list of the best in accessories, bedding, dining, framing, you get the idea...lots of good sources, and in the online version, they (thankfully) include links for most of them - we've got it bookmarked already.
Page 106: Jonathan Adler's design of Liz Lange's rental. At home, we went with glossy white walls and black floors in our bedroom, so, naturally we liked the overall look. We appreciated the focus on accessible/affordable resources used but can't quite imagine many landlords who would let tenants use deck paint on the floors as suggested...a cute detail - Liz Lange listing Pollyanna as her inspiration.
Page 120: Three Designers show off their workspaces. What is it about seeing where creatives work? Always inspiring. Paul Smith, Suzanne Sharp and John Derian share their studios. Page 126:Meghan Gerety and Michael Phelan in Marfa. Wow, we liked this piece, both for the aesthetics of the home and the creative, make-it-work mentality - we wish the article was online - it was our favorite part of the issue. A keeper for us (along with the Green issue from March - we really enjoy it when Domino does big list/resource based issues); although we did feel that there was a slightly more traditional slant to this issue than usual. We're interested to hear what you think of the August Domino...let us know... Images: Via dominomag.com