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29 Design Lessons We Learned From Domino Magazine

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1. You can never have too many picture frames.

Why even try to limit yourself?
Domino Magazine / You Can Never Have Too Many Picture Frames

Why even try to limit yourself?

2. Or just photos in general.

Domino Magazine / Starting from Scratch

3. Paint your ceilings.

With stripes!
Domino Magazine / How to Mix and Match Patterns in your Home

With stripes!

4. Surround yourself with books.

Domino Magazine / Shelf Life

5. Fuchsia walls are 100% acceptable.

And they will transform your walk-up's kitchen.
Domino Magazine / Colorful Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

And they will transform your walk-up's kitchen.

6. Classic French decor doesn't have to be stuffy.

Throw something into your decorating mix just to tell your friends it's "Napoleonic."
Domino Magazine / Editors Cravings: Tori Mellott-Napoleonic Grandeur

Throw something into your decorating mix just to tell your friends it's "Napoleonic."

7. Paint it black.

And always have plenty of plants around.[source: Domino's Book of Decorating]
Domino Magazine / Glamorous Decadence

And always have plenty of plants around.

[source: Domino's Book of Decorating]

8. Your old brown couch can still look good with the right wallpaper.

9. Use open storage in the kitchen.

Domino was down with rustic before it became a household word.Interior by Sharon Simonaire.
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Domino was down with rustic before it became a household word.

Interior by Sharon Simonaire.

10. Mix and match your art.

And make it pop with bright white walls.From Johnson Hartig of Libertine's home.
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And make it pop with bright white walls.

From Johnson Hartig of Libertine's home.

11. Take inspiration from the movies.

Like this take The Royal Tenenbaums room from the January/February 2006 issue.
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Like this take The Royal Tenenbaums room from the January/February 2006 issue.

12. Make your backyard as special as the inside of your home.

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13. Hoarding can be elegant.

It helps stave off an intervention if you have some killer wallpaper, too.
Domino Magazine / A Houseful of Style in 200 Square Feet

It helps stave off an intervention if you have some killer wallpaper, too.

14. Decorate all the way to the ceiling.

Playing with height opens a space right up.
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Playing with height opens a space right up.

15. Light fixtures can make the room.

So time to call the electrician.
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So time to call the electrician.

16. Nurseries don't need to be pink or blue.

Thank goodness those days are over.
Domino Magazine / Chay Wike Natural Beauty

Thank goodness those days are over.

17. A fireplace doesn't have to be functional.

Isn't it sometimes better to have a gorgeous focal point than warm feet?
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Isn't it sometimes better to have a gorgeous focal point than warm feet?

18. Don't be afraid of patterns.

It is possible to mix different prints in different styles and still keep it fabulous.
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It is possible to mix different prints in different styles and still keep it fabulous.

19. Your shoes can and should be part of your decor.

An idea whose time has come.
Domino Magazine / True Color

An idea whose time has come.

20. A pop of color is everything.

And there's no rule that says you can only have one.
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And there's no rule that says you can only have one.

21. And come to think of it, so is Pop of Cat.

Domino Magazine / Secondhand Love Story

22. Always use stripes.

They make a clear statement in any room, whether they're skinny or fat and bold.
Domino Magazine / Homemade Happiness

They make a clear statement in any room, whether they're skinny or fat and bold.

23. Paint the front door.

It'll cheer you up every time you walk through it.
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It'll cheer you up every time you walk through it.

24. Think green

Locally sourced and upcycled materials can make a gorgeous, eco-friendly home. From the issue where Domino built a home for Katrina survivors.
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Locally sourced and upcycled materials can make a gorgeous, eco-friendly home. From the issue where Domino built a home for Katrina survivors.

25. Primary colors are unexpectedly modern in a kitchen.

Take cues from your favorite children's book.
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Take cues from your favorite children's book.

26. Always consider the unexpected.

Turns out that paisley wallpaper and antlers are kind of a match made in heaven.
Domino Magazine / A Houseful of Style in 200 Square Feet

Turns out that paisley wallpaper and antlers are kind of a match made in heaven.

27. Beige doesn't have to be boring.

There are endless ways to punch up neutrals.
Domino Magazine / Ione Skye the Ultimate Hang Out House

There are endless ways to punch up neutrals.

28. Display collections of things.

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Domino Magazine / domino.com

As random as they may be.

29. Lastly, tell a story.

Whimsy is always current.
Domino Magazine / Fawn Galli her Brilliant Brooklyn Brownstone Transformation

Whimsy is always current.