One of my favorite parts of the new Domino is the house of stylist Lili Diallo. It reminds me of a quote from Rita Konig that I recently came across in an old Victoria magazine where she talks about her decorating approach.
Don’t make everything lovely. There has to be some reprieve-that bad picture, that dodgy lamp.
That makes you feel better about your house, huh? I know it did mine (though it’s not just for excuses, I think it’s a great design philosophy). That quote along with Domino’s manifesto in which it says, It’s ok to NOT BE finished, was reassuring. Nothing about Lili’s house is contrived and it’s colorful, but livable. I like real houses, just like I like real people.
this is so pretty. i love that philosophy. if everything is too perfect, it has no soul….i love that rumpled, personal side to people’s houses. xo
THAT’S what I was going to buy last night…a Domino mag! Darn. I forgot until now. Tonight I’ll buy it. I know, sometime I feel pressure to keep the house perfect and make it look clean and modern. But it’s good to take a step back and realize that not-so-perfect it often perfect.
I had the same thought as I was looking through that article. Her home looks loved and lived in, and it was totally inspiring. Most of the time the homes in Domino are much too perfect, it stresses me out!
I love the couch with the photos. Have you seen the commercial where Anna Kournikova takes photos of her little white dog and then puts them in different frame above the couch. I think you would like that living room as wel.
No I haven’t seen that. I better start turning on my television! Maybe on Youtube? I’ll keep my eye out, thanks for the heads up;)
“that dodgy lamp”–love it!
i like it when a house looks lived-in and cosy. a little bit of chaos and whimsy goes a long way in books…
My Domino arrived 2 days ago and I’ve yet to open it…I’m waiting until the perfect moment (sans kids) so I can relish every page.
Came across your blog searching for images from that article. Love that well thought out, yet lived in look.