Domino mourners rejoice! The much loved shelter magazine is back online in digital form! Brides.com which just re-launched has acquired all of Domino’s digital archives and will be be republishing content from the stylish home magazine which folded in January 2009. The domino archives will be housed under the Brides.com Home & Registry pages. The website’s new editor-in-chief Julie Raimondi announced the news yesterday and here’s what she had to say:
“I’m also thrilled to announce that brides.com has been granted access to all of the stories from the late, great Domino magazine. It was my favorite magazine, and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to turn its pages into a digital archive for our users.”
I’m thrilled to hear that all of the inspiring stories from Domino will now have a permanent home online! Are you just as excited as I am?
I’m so excited to finally bring you the all-new So Haute! Welcome!! For the past few months I’ve been working hard at planning for this launch and working with a developer to design a site that’s aesthetically pleasing and more user friendly. The first thing you’ll notice is a cleaner, simpler layout with a navigation bar and new categories that make browsing our content a breeze. I’m also on WordPress now and have a brand new URL – sohautestyle.com. Be sure to update your RSS feeds, bookmarks and blogroll links! Underneath the “Connect” sidebar header on the right you’ll find links to subscribe to So Haute, follow us on twitter and connect with us on Facebook! Yup, that’s right — So Haute now has a Facebook page…let’s be friends:) There may be a few more minor aesthetic tweaks in the near future and many more exciting updates to come including video, fabulous reader projects, insiders’ guides to your favorite cities in the US and abroad plus photo galleries of beautiful rooms that you can browse for inspiration. I hope you enjoy the site and if you have any feedback or suggestions for things you’d like to see here in the future you can simply leave a comment or send me a message using this contact form. Stay tuned as the site continues to evolve be sure to check in daily for loads of design inspiration!
Photo Above: Zach DeSart
I love the look of a crisp, tailored skirted table. Above is a skirted table in San Francisco designer Grant K. Gibson’s home. That wide Greek key trim is to die for!
Grant loves his skirted tables. Here’s another one he designed for a client’s bathroom vanity that has the same Greek key trim.
And here’s another skirted table in Grant’s home that’s used as a TV console. This photo was featured in House Beautiful.
This octagonal skirted table is the focal point of an entry in a home designed by Tom Scheerer that was featured in the July 2009 issue of House Beautiful.
Designer Timothy Whealon designed this skirted table for a vanity in a client’s Park Ave apartment.
Decorator and blogger Jenny from The Little Green Notebook used an inexpensive ikat print fabric to cover a simple table in her entry way. Using a fun fabric or fun trim really adds a fresh, youthful take on a more traditional design element.
Blogger Nicole Cohen from Sketch 42 chose a dotted Kelly Wearstler fabric from Lee Jofa called “Confetti” to fashion her fabulous skirted console. I absolutely love this fabric!
She enhanced the look by adding this rich-looking jacquard trim from M&J Trimmings.
Palmer Weiss of San Fransico is another designer who loves herself some skirted tables! I see them appear in many of her projects. Here she used a geometric David Hicks fabric for thsi skirted table which she topped with glass.
And here in an entry way she added a coral colored corner key trim to a simple natural linen fabric.
This is another entry way by Palmer Weiss and is the photo I used as inspiration for the skirted console in my own apartment. I took this photo in to my upholsterer to use as a guide.
Here’s how my skirted table turned out! It’s actually an Ikea expedit bookcase which I had a slipcover made for. It not only serves as my TV console but also provides a practical storage solution as well!
Underneath, I keep a stash of books, CD,s DVDs, electronics, etc and my archive of every issue of Domino ever published (tear). I prefer to keep things like this out of sight so my skirted table is definitely also functional!
Shelf Table, $149 and Linen Table Skirt, $99, from Wisteria
For a similar look, Wisteria offers this linen covered table and skirt which you can view here. And check out this great no-sew table DIY tutorial from Jenny over at The Little Green Notebook!
Thomas O’Brien Bryant Small Chandelier
So after much debate I finally landed on a light fixture for my dining room! I chose the Thomas O’Brien Bryant Small Chandelier, pictured above. I think the silhouette balances nicely with the curvature of my dining table and chairs and really love its delicate feel. It’s totally classic and the hand rubbed antique brass finish will develop a nice patina over time. It wasn’t one of the options I was originally considering but I’m really happy with my choice. It’s getting installed next weekend and I’ll be sure to post pics!
I scored these peonies at the Union Square Farmers Market on Sunday…for two dollars and fifty cents a bunch! Yup, you heard right! I got to the market at the very end of the day, just as all of the vendors were packing up and clamoring to get rid of their leftover product, hence the steep discount. They were going for $10 a bunch that morning! It’s true the early bird may catch the worm but it’s the patient shopper that scores the best deal! I bought four bunches and made 2 beautiful arrangements…this one and another smaller one for my coffee table. When I got them they were a little wilted but I have a great florists tip for reviving wilted cut flowers which I used to perk up my peony blossoms. Here’s a close-up of the beautiful blooms and just below are my tips on how to revive fresh flowers.
HOW TO REVIVE WILTED FRESH CUT FLOWERS:
- Trim the stems on a diagonal, preferably under running water. This gives the stems more surface to drink from.
- Fill your vase with very warm (almost hot) water. If you have flower food, great – you can add that to the vase as well.
- Place your flowers back in the vase then find yourself a spray bottle which you’ll fill with very cold water.
- Spray the cold water directly onto the blooms. Give them a light spraying, do not drench.
- If possible, temporarily place your flowers in a cool place. (not in a refrigerator)
- Your flowers should be revived in no time!