Domino Winner is Announced
Girl Meets Glamour leads us on a tour of the Domino decorating contest's winning space. It's a bright, airy home brought to us via Catherine from Mill Valley, CA. And can I just say - gorgeous. Here's how Catherine describes her vision:
As a single mother I waited 17 years to convert two small bedrooms into my large master bedroom. I did all the demo and hired handymen to install the closets, doorways and white floor. I then painted, stenciled, embossed, and/or glazed every inch of wall space and built the gas fireplace surround myself. I reinvented a 1960s Hollywood vanity, nightstands, small chandeliers and French chair with paint, decoupage and silver leaf. I made and painted the silk organza curtains (items are not pictured). The goal was to create a Parisian-like sanctuary to enjoy after a long working day.
Sanctuary is right. In this case, I'd love to know who did the photography as well. The images are all beautifully lit by natural light. Catherine has somehow managed to be on-trend without seeming trendy. Stylish without seeming overdone. The chairs beg to be curled up on with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. And I love how she tosses in a Barcelona stool with a baby blue upholstered chair and a nearby bud vase of pink roses. There's an undeniable femininity to the room, but just enough of a nod to modern design that it doesn't fall on the side of girlishness. Lovely space. And I cannot imagine how a winner was selected from so many choices.
So while that lovely home won the accolades of many, by far one of my favorite spaces was the dining room by Cindy in Foley, Alabama. Cindy balanced masculine and feminine perfectly in her dramatic dining room. If anyone can make a chandelier look right in a space, it's her.
Here's her take on high-low chic:
"The winning combination of Bittersweet Chocolate, alligator dining chairs and white makes this dining room delicious. My inspiration was finding the dining chairs first and wanting the lacquer white frames to pop out against the dark walls. I searched for the coral silk and mohair drapery fabric to finish the room with elegance and a pop of color. What is phenomenal and surprising is the fact that the VERY expensive rug, drapes and chairs make the VERY inexpensive art and table look like a million bucks!"
Congrats to all of you who create delicious spaces like this every day. A well designed home is a gift to be cherished - regardless of whether or not someone awards you with a prize.