Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hooray for Hoarding: Domino Magazine is Still Perfect

I have a bit of a magazine addiction.  I've been in self-imposed recovery for a while (I only subscribe to Lucky and InStyle now, and occasionally buy Living Etc or House Beautiful) but my wonderful hoard of decorating magazines remains on a dedicated bookshelf in my office.  Lately, I've been grabbing a pair of magazines at random before going to the gym and spending an hour on the elliptical trainer getting lost in gorgeous rooms I'd mostly forgotten about.

Today I perused the November 2005 issue of Domino, and was reminded of two spaces that I've had in my head for seven years.  That must mean they're great!

The first is the living room of Sara Ruffin Costello:

Source: flickr.com via Haley on Pinterest


I love the paint color and the fabric choices, and find it so cheerful without being juvenile.



The second space was the home of Ashley Edwards, a graphic designer in Houston:



The almost-black paint in the office makes the trim and whitewashed furniture pop, and the wicker baskets look great.  I also love the print in the living room, and how everything seems attainable and unstuffy.

All that said, lately I've been getting tempted by the potential profit I could make by selling by 25 issue collection of back issues.  So far I've held on, but after I read all the issues again, I may give in to the need for space and potential for shopping.  What do you think?  Am I crazy to pass up $250+ to keep a stack of magazines?

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