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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bravura Modernism is so last month

The November issue of Domino is up online with no Kelly WORSTler in sight. What a relief! The cover story is J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyon's 1890 Brooklyn brownstone. It's the boho prep Domino fantasy you'd expect. Zebra rug, crystal chandeliers, Bertoia chairs, yada yada. Her son Beckett's nursery is a fresh surprise with a great striped ceiling and unexpected black accents. Also featured is the home of the former director of the fabric firm Clarence House crammed with enough crap to make you a jittery claustrophobe just looking at it.




13 comments:

erin@designcrisis said...

I like the dining room and nursery a lot. I am probably just obsessed with old buildings, so anything in them appeals to me.

I admit it's not particularly fresh, though. But maybe in a shrinking economy trends won't be able to turn over so fast?

PutzFrau said...

I can't wait to read it! I'm SO tired of Kelly. I've been watching her on top design and every week she looks more and more ridiculous. It's almost as if she's in costume.

hello gorgeous said...

I lurve that cover so much. We probably won't get it here til December considering October just came in last week...

karly / design crisis said...

That is the most perfect nursery I've ever seen. I always half joke about painting my baby's room black, now I am serious.

karly / design crisis said...

old house + new things + fancy chandelier.... I'm already starting to tire of this formula

Raina said...

Sigh...me too, KP.

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

This looks like a nice, neat well sourced set - not a real home.
I like it, but don't believe it!

Raina said...

That's a great observation, 3M!

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

totally true, Camilla. I love the ceiling but I'd be curious to see it in person--I worry that it might draw attention to the ceiling/window/etc being (inevitably) out of level. But then again, I'm weirdly fixated with level, plumb and square at the moment since I have had contractors griping about it much more than usual lately...

Word ver: baramate. Def: to become amorous with someone you met at a bar.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

Also, I think they could have found something much cooler than that Nelson lamp; I think it looks a little lost.

erin@designcrisis said...

Why so much hate for the old houses? I covet them in a painful way, and I don't usually have painful urges for material things.

And I need someone to post some "real" rooms... I am honestly afraid I don't know what they look like anymore. Seriously. Help me. I'm going through something, here.

Raina said...

That's what Flickr's for! Maybe you could troll it and do a post on great Real rooms you find.

I'm too lazy and prefer the perfect alternate reality of highly edited perfectly lit magazine rooms. You know, shots with inferred sanitary strips across them.

erin@designcrisis said...

I think you pinpointed my problem, there. "Real" rooms just aren't titillating enough anymore.

Sigh.