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Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's like Domino never died


Vogue.com is featuring the Malibu home of adorably-named fashion designer and society fixture Minnie Mortimer. Her grandfather was president of Standard Oil and her mother an editor at House Beautiful. Minnie's line can be found in such places at W Hotel gift shops. One look at her home and it's like Domino (RIP) never left us.

 Gallery wall? Check.

 Cute vignettes? Check.

 Purposefully mismatched dining set with kicky chandelier? Check.
Bonus points for the merchandised bookshelves.

 MCM furniture mixed with exotically ethnic textiles? Check.

 Play teepee for child? Check.

Boutique-like dressing room with pricey accessories scattered about? Check.

*sigh*

It's 2008 again and the postman has just arrived with a fresh copy of Domino for us to lazily wile the afternoon away with. 

J'adore! Swoon! Bliss!

APT with LSD: Minnie Mortimer [Vogue.com]

22 comments:

Alexis said...

You crack me up! And I do miss Domino...

Tiffany said...

I miss Domino so much! Love that gallery wall.

Squeak said...

I never read Domino, but if this is what it was like, I can see why it died.

Appletree said...

color me out of date, but I still like it.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Ha! And what a fine resurrection it is!

I admit I must plead guilty to several of the cliches so finely executed above -- play teepee -- check, boutique-like-closet -- vaguely, textile-y exotica, check, purposefully mismatched...le sigh....ok, guilty on all counts.
But doctor, is there any hope?....
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Evie said...

*blinks twice and rubs eyes* Domino, is that you?

Robin said...

Ha!

I do covet those windows in the LR/sunroom though...

Interior Design Musings said...

All I need is glass of wine and the Mac! M.

Eileen said...

Yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb here...I never really "got" Domino. I think they peaked with Ruthie Sommers and the La Fiorentina sofa on the cover of their premier issue. After that, thing got, well, weird. I think this house is okay--not groundbreaking, but livable.

Raina Cox said...

Appletree and Alcira - I'm guilty of at least two of those cliches myself.

Jessie said...

Cliches or not, as long as a space is livable and pretty, it's good in my book! :)

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

meenal bishnoi said...

Not to miss those wellies by the door..it sure is ticking all the 'domino' boxes..Love the green maxi dress in the last image...xx meenal

Design Junkie said...

Geez, another hard-trier. Domino or not, STOP TRYING SO HARD to round up every trick and corral 'em into one home. ARGHHHH..... Will we ever say "enough is enough" to gallery walls?

hush said...

If kicky chandeliers, exotically ethnic textiles, and play teepees are wrong, I don't wanna be right!

Alicia B. Designs said...

So weird--I was just thinking "What happened to the Mortimers?" the other day! Thanks for the fab update!

xoxo

Nick Klaus said...

I'm with you Design Junkie. Gallery walls are one of those things that I just don't like.
I really do miss my play teepee though.

Margaret said...

Just like dating your ex husband, deliciously comfortable and irritating, at the same time. Shop the herald merchandised shelves, snark to the world, Domino has come!

Alexis L. said...

Not a single new idea. Egh.

La Maison Boheme said...

Some of it gets a little tired after four years - but I'm guilty of loving quite a bit of this home. I'm a gallery wall whore.

ChrisToronto said...

Guilty as charged

ModernSauce said...

It's not groundbreaking to me but I could totally hang there! But with a kabillionaire grandpappy and mom an editor at House Beautiful maybe I was expecting more groundbreaking...?? I'd also make a pillow fort rather than a teepee but maybe that's just my redneck roots showing...

The Zhush said...

Domino, but better cause it has your commentary~xx Off to read that Novogratz feature~