When my twin sister and I were about seven years old, my parents decided to give our suburban bedrooms a preppy, 80s-style refresh. My sister’s bedroom was wallpapered in a hot pink and white Laura Ashley floral with matching fluffy duvets and bedskirts. In the excitement over her new space, my sister promptly scribed a giant heart on the wall in fat permanent black marker. Just as she was putting the finishing touches on the bubbly “i” in Emily, my mother burst into the room, horrified by what we had done. The heart stayed, and I think there is something so pure in my sister’s instant instinct to make the space her own (enter piles of Sassy Magazine and Fleetwood Mac tapes later), and something so cool about her joy in personalizing her space.
My sister’s girly graffiti is an example of the kind of detail that gives a room personality — and it’s this spirit I want to infuse in each page of domino. On these pages you’ll find fresh, personal spaces, an exciting mix of the names you need to know, the ultimate edit of spring’s coolest products, and colors you’ll want to surround yourself with. At domino, we look for inspiration everywhere—we went crazy over tyler haney s perfect palette in her austin outdoor voices flagship, and the effortlessly cool approach at vanessa traina s new Los Angeles shop. I love how a restaurant, shop, or hotel interior can ignite an idea or inspire you to try something new at home.
I’ve always been inspired by the way that people really live in their spaces – how they hang art, the vases they put their flowers in (Blooming Aesthete, page 88), the food they choose to put on their dinner tables (The Absence of Color, page 120), and the books on their bedsides (Shelf Life, page 52). From the fearless, all-over use of blue in rebecca de ravenel s Los Angeles home, to the pared down and chic approach to family living in Maya Nairn’s Austin home, to cover girl jenni kayne s perfectly edited cabin, this issue is full of ideas you’ll want to work into your daily routine.
We want domino to be your ultimate sourcebook for what’s cool right now. We’re obsessed with using pink as a neutral, and the current candy craze. We’re digging deep into the handcrafted beauty trend and watching pajama dressing reach new levels of cool.
We invite you to dive into the pages and shop our products at domino.com, where our inspired editors have worked hard to make many of the products you see in this issue available to buy. As excited as I am by the people I meet and the things that I see when I’m on the road, it’s the thrill of bringing these ideas home and making them my own that gives me the most joy.
Jessica Romm Perez
My friend Fiona Thomas draped these vibrant pink and lilac tablecloths from her shop on long banquet tables at her unforgettable wedding dinner. Pink floral printed tablecloth $72 thomassires.tumblr.com
Cire Trudon Tapers are the ultimate hostess gift—so much chicer and expressive than a bottle of wine. Pink Madeleine candles $17 trudon.com
I went crazy for the thick pale pink glaze on these bowls at lily ashwell s Venice shop. Nishimura ceramic pink bowls by Helen Nishi $30 lilyashwell.com
Finally a magnifying mirror that looks cool. Pepe marble mirror by Menu $549.95 domino.com