Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Domino Decorating Contest

Here it is, the 23rd of October, and I've found a reason to post my first ever entry on this blog: the official announcement of the Domino decorating contest finalists. I have to say first, that though my young age would mislead you, I have actually been a Domino subscriber since the very, VERY beginning. I actually used to buy Lucky magazine mostly for the 'home' section the magazine featured monthly. So naturally, the first premiere of Domino had me tickeled with joy. And of course, when I heard about the contest, I thought, what better way to show off my devotion to their publication?

However, out of all the entries, all one thousand as they claim, I have to say I am pretty dissapointed with thier selection. The first three are certainly a gimmie; the living room by Steven from Des Moines, IA is a sure winner. I thought so from the start. His room is incredibly done-very bright, tailored, and is a generally inviting, happy room. But, the last two? First I must comment on the room submitted by Zim from Fairway Kansas. It looks like a grand salon, no doubt there, but if the judges made their selection based on photography I'd have thought that might have counted against this one. Now, I apologize in advance to Jen from Hackettstown, NJ, but I do not think her room should be a finalist. I find the room horribly bland. The walls are white. The furniture is white. The accessories are white. The only thing that is the least bit compelling to me, or inspiring is the Louis Ghost chair by Starck (I happen to be a big fan), and only Starck himself should get credit for that bit. I saw so many rooms that I felt were more deserving of being a finalist, and I am very dissapointed in Domino for this selection. Thoughts?
Oh and here was my room:


traphic signs said...

hi margaret!
i want to say that i completely agree with you on the blandness of all the entries!! geez and the 5 they did choose?! come on! anyway, i am glad you started your blog with a subject that needed to be talked about.

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Lilia said...

I think all 5 rooms are beautiful. I disagree with Domino in choosing 4 rooms that look so much alike. Steven's room is the only one with the vibrant colors but it is way too cluttered. I am sure it would look just as good minus the props. I submitted a photo of my living room and what I thought was a winner essay. The photo didn't even make it to the website. :(

ma vie en rose said...


Thanks for posting on my blog - and congrats for starting your own! I did read Albert's entry but he did say that it was his first decorating job...and I just loved the space so much. And I agree with your opinion on the last one - awful.

I was excited to see that the purple bedroom was yours! I *loved* that space. I'm looking forward to reading more from you!