{Book Review} Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room by Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy

I thought I would start my blog with a book review, because if you are looking to learn a thing or two about interior design, you need the right tools. My favorite go-to book for decorating ideas is from the editors of the defunct magazine Domino (a moment of silence, please). “Domino: The Book of Decorating” is a must have for the novice and seasoned decorator alike. Not only does it feature rooms that mere mortals like you and I could possibly aspire to living in, it also delves into useful information about how to actually put a room together. Now granted, I don’t love every space featured in the book – but that’s the point. This book isn’t about creating pristine, magazine-spread rooms that humans aren’t meant to set foot in. It’s about how to create a space that not only reflects but celebrates your individual decorating style, as well as your lifestyle (hence the “creating a home that makes you happy” part). Not to mention my little Virgo heart skipped a beat when I saw the book began with 1) practical tips for sorting all the crap *ahem* stuff in your home, and 2) planning and budgeting for your decorating projects. Chocked full of tips, insider secrets, and yes, pretty pretty pictures, this book will be a steadfast companion through your decorating adventures for years to come. So, hop on over to Amazon or your local bookstore and pick yourself up a copy. Oh – did I mention it’s only about 20 bucks? Yeah, I thought that would make you happy.


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3 thoughts on “{Book Review} Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room by Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy

  1. Pam Faulkner

    You are so right about creating rooms that are personalized. Not a copy of page 16 of a store’s catalog. There’s nothing wrong with using pictures as inspiration, but too often people forget that the reality is that the architecture and lighting of a room drive the design as much as the function and homeowner’s style. A good design is the melding of all.

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