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    Posted on Nov 28, 2013

    29 Design Lessons We Learned From Domino Magazine

    Domino Magazine was basically Pinterest before there was Pinterest. And I couldn't be happier that it's back in print.

    1. You can never have too many picture frames.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    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.

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    Playing with height opens a space right up.

    15. Light fixtures can make the room.

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    So time to call the electrician.

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

    Domino Magazine / Chay Wike Natural Beauty

    Thank goodness those days are over.

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

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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.

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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.

    Domino Magazine / True Color

    An idea whose time has come.

    20. A pop of color is everything.

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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.

    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.

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

    24. Think green

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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.

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    Take cues from your favorite children's book.

    26. Always consider the unexpected.

    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.

    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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    As random as they may be.

    29. Lastly, tell a story.

    Domino Magazine / Fawn Galli her Brilliant Brooklyn Brownstone Transformation

    Whimsy is always current.

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