- Tapa dura: 271 páginas
- Editor: Simon + Schuster Inc.; Edición: 1st Simon & Schuster Hardcover Ed (1 de octubre de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1416575464
- ISBN-13: 978-1416575467
- Valoración media de los clientes: 5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (3 opiniones de clientes)
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Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-By-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy (Inglés) Tapa dura – oct 2008
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"The new decor bible for how we live today." -- Albert Hadley
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Domino: The Book of Decoratingfollows a straightforward, room-by-room chapter structure featuring a run of lusciously photographed, beautiful interiors forming the centrepiece of each chapter. Large double-page images punctuate more densely packed spreads; richly composed full rooms alternate with sensuous details. This sequence of spreads puts the reader inside real, finished rooms from the Domino universe, each annotated to translate how its distinctive beauty and sensibility has been achieved. For a new generation of homeowners and renters, Domino: The Book of Decorating promises to becomethe decor bible: a constant source of guidance, inspiration, and excitement.
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The book is, well, a rehash of Domino photos for the past few years. The book is a roundup of decorating elements that have appeared in the magazine - patterns, objects, furniture, objets d'art - and they are presented in a format similar to the Lucky Magazine book on fashion. (Both magazines are published by same company.) The book is high on pictures but low on practical advice. You see pictures, a summary of key elements (as in shapes of furniture, a few keywords about the style). There is some information on how to go about the process of DIY decorating or the professional route, but I really missed the details on where to buy what you saw in a picture, or the personal commentary from people who participated in the decorating that makes the actual magazine so great. I think a major element of Domino's success was to hear how living in a room felt like, and these rooms were beloved because they were very habitable, not at all untouchable or filled with dangerous-looking items (Kelly Wearstler, I'm looking at you). But here you just get the end result, without the process, which is what decorating and creativity are all about.
I would recommend this to people who have NOT ever read Domino, or who don't have the patience for it and would prefer to just look at pictures for ideas on how to fix a room, or to get a sense of what they do like. Faithful Domino subscribers (and the book does include a subscription) might prefer to stick with the back issues. I wish I hadn't been forced to throw mine away due to a move to a smaller place, so this book is a nice resource, but it does not measure up to the real thing.
Some pluses, however, since I would like to end on a positive note for a magazine I've really adored:
- great section on small spaces and how to deal, particularly for renters
- how to put together a not-embarrassing kid's room (!)
- love the hand-drawn illustrations (not found in the real magazine)
Ideally, I'd give it a 3.5/5.
Outside of the sizing issue, I think that the design elements of the book are for 20-something art decorators with small or no children and their friends. Most of the examples seem either really cluttered or completely spartan but of course, most of the photos only show a small part of the room and you have to take the author's word that the other half of the space blends seamlessly with the small section that we see. I do like some of the suggestions given but I feel like the examples didn't convey it properly for me - nothing wrong with Domino on that part; it's just my personal taste.
I don't know what exactly to call Domino's style since it seems to be just random stuff thrown together [which I usually like but it didn't work for me in the examples given] but if you're into the loft, art-deco, shabby chic [to the extreme] look then this book would be perfect for you. Otherwise, you may want to look elsewhere.
Even though I have kept every issue of domino and go through them regularly, the book's format allows for a deeper approach to domino's mission. They have really worked hard to make the book into a usable tool. With more than just pretty pictures and stories, this book provides a framework for how to think about putting together a room (and yes their is new content).
I am only disappointed in two ways: 1, I wish the book referenced the issue each in which each room originally appeared and/or provided information about the products in each room. Perhaps there was not enough space, but access to information is one of my favorite parts of domino's monthly. 2, They also overlooked closets as room. And lets face it they have featured some stunning closets over the past few years.
Buy this book, you will NOT regret it!!!
The introduction sets up the mission of the book: "How can you decorate without making making unnecessary, costly, and time-consuming mistakes? How can you produce a result that reflects who you are, how you live,--and perhaps even the image you want to convey?"
Getting started has lots of tips like: find inspiration, determine your style, draw a floor plan, set and budget, research and more--all designed for the beginner to gain confidence in the decorating process.
Next, how to decorate room by room. Great photographs with styles like "cool collector," and "brave bohemian."
The book is filled with tips, advice and tricks on how to decorate. There are also small space solutions and advice on how to select major pieces of furniture.
There is a handy section on window treatments and upholstery.
Finally, the authors include a terrific resource guide that includes prices ranges and is titled: "The Big Black Book."
By the author of the award winning book, HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTIFY, DETOXIFY & ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME & YOUR PLANET.
If you're unfamiliar with the magazine, I'd describe the overall look as polished eclectic. It's not super-casual, and definitely not matched. For example, there is a fondness for incorporating very traditional, formal pieces or elements (such as molding or antique chairs), but instead of following that particular style with the rest of the furniture and decor, the designers will incorporate a variety of different pieces.
In other words, this is not a look for people who like to buy furniture in sets. Nor for people who like to adhere faithfully to a particular style. Unlike another reviewer suggested, I think this is not necessarily about budget as it is just a different perspective. Of course, eclecticism is helpful or inevitable when you are on a limited budget, but this is by no means a book on thrift, and, unless you really are loyal to following a style, you won't think these rooms are jumbled together.
What I appreciate about this book is that it does try to teach how to accomplish mixing these very different items successfully and avoid the jumbled mess. They break particular rooms into elements (furniture, upholstery, hardware), and show how they come together. I also really liked the pages that showed how a designer took her particular inspiration and created a room piece by piece.
My favorite chapter is probably bedrooms. I think the Domino look is most striking here because, conventionally, bedrooms can go over the top with matching everything (bed in a bag, after all) and throwing pillows on every available surface. Domino features a lot of contemporary, fresh bedrooms that are beautiful and sumptuous without being fussy or overly feminine.
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