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.