the latest issue of domino magazine doesn’t hit stands until March 4th, but they’ve offered me up a wee sneak peek to share with you. this issue of domino is all about color, but used sparingly in white rooms — just my style! their cover girl this month is Anne Ziegler, an entrepreneur and trend consultant, who works with brands like Tory Burch, ann taylor and Express. I can completely abide by Anne’s decorating philosophy: “The style of the house hasn’t been planned. It’s a spontaneous accumulation of things I’ve gathered for years. I believe that when you consistently buy things that speak to you, they work together. Style should evolve, You have to be open to change.” You know how I like to change things up, so I couldn’t agree more.
Domino editor in chief, Michelle Adams wanted this issue to focus on how style people and designers are using color now — pared-down, scandinavian-influenced interiors, often complete with white walls. She says, “Anne Ziegler’s serene, whitewashed bungalow perfectly represents the pared down scandinavian style we are seeing everywhere right now. Her walls are white but the rooms are enlivened by splashy botanical prints and pops of neon. She uses color to make her home feel more approachable, inviting, and of the moment.” i’m really looking forward to this issue — sounds right up my alley. oh, and if you register with domino you’ll start getting domino deals, a fan favorite they’re bringing back.
• images courtesy of domino magazine.
i’ve long admired the work of cophenhagen-based interiors photographer line klein, but just recently discovered she had also kept a blog – the klein: lifestyle from a photographers point of view. there i found many more of her inspiring images, some i imagine could be outtakes from her editorial shoots specializing in food, lifestyle and travel, and a long list of bestselling books and popular magazines like elle decor. she’s since closed down her blog, but fortunately for us, she’s revamped her beautiful website. i love her natural lighting and composition so much — i study it endlessly trying to figure out how she captures this magic so i might gain some of her enviable skill set. so far, i just going to stick to admiring miss klein, and keep at it. you can see line klein’s full portfolio of inspiring work, and visit her older images on her blog the klein here.
• all photos by line klein.
you probably know by now that i’m a big fan of eyeglasses. that quote from little red riding hood “the better to see you with, my dear”? well, this week we’ve got a new spin on that. lookmatic is partnering with me to give away a pair of their eyeglasses (of your choice) and an iPad mini. that’s right — lookmatic eyeglasses will make you see that sweet little iPad mini that much better. lookmatic has some really fun eyeglasses and sunglasses — even some very pretty pink ones! so today they’re sponsoring a reader giveaway for a pair of their prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses and the iPad mini.
For some (like me), prescription eyewear is a necessity. But eyewear is also such a style statement. lookmatic enables you to fulfill your needs and afford to do so as often as you’d like. lookmatic’s glasses are inexpensive — so you can afford to get a pair to match a few looks and build your own collection — for all your moods. lookmatic has also extended their Valentine’s Sale until March 1 — it’s 35% off everything, so each pair is just $62 a piece right now. and, they have a virtual try-on, too.
• visit the lookmatic collection and pick out your favorite pair.
• comment here on the blog sharing your favorite pair of lookmatic eyeglasses by tuesday, february 25th at midnight PST.
• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.
• sorry, but this time the giveaway is for U.S. readers only.
• all photos by cindy loughridge.
• this giveaway post is in partnership with lookmatic. thank you for supporting my sponsors.
sometimes when i’m looking for an inspiring color palette, i’m not necessarily looking at decor images alone. i find so much inspiration through alternative channels — art galleries, just taking a walk around the city, or photography sites like instagram and flickr. even though i don’t post on flickr like i used too, still lots of talented people do and there’s lovely photography to be found there — like this funky old signage. that color palette is just stunning, and had i not stumbled over there, and let my imagination run wild a bit with these colors, who knows, perhaps nothing would have come of it. but that’s why i always try and keep my eyes open — you can find just what you’re looking for when you least expect it. ideas come from everywhere! here’s what the color palette of this old german-made sign inspired for me.
living in my tiny cottage, i’m constantly looking for more storage space. it’s pretty limiting, and as much clutter as i try and clear, it seems like i always need just a tad more room for stuff — for lucy’s leash, handbags and backpacks, craft and office supplies, tools — so i’m always looking for interesting vertical solutions. stylish ways to hang things up on walls that are a little less expected than your typical coat rack. i like a lot of these looks.