Home Library: Domino: The Book of Decorating

Domino is one of my favorite shelter magazines simply because it offers so much to so many people. From approachable DIY ideas to luxurious furniture options, the magazine manages to mix styles and budgets while always looking effortlessly chic. Continuing in that tradition, the magazine's new book, Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy ($32) offers something for everyone. Impressively, the decorating guide accomplishes this while never seeming over-generalized or out of touch. Whether I was reading about lighting arrangements for a kitchen or choosing the best bed frame, everything felt relevant.

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The book is written in an approachable, friendly tone that anyone can relate to, whether she's decorating her first apartment or her 15th. Chapters take on different rooms, with basic information on furniture and decorating pieces, ideas to steal, explanations of why real-life rooms work, and gorgeous photos and helpful illustrations. Taking readers from room to room, and style to style, you'll learn about proper curtain length, table heights, and ways to get a masculine or modern style (or a "sophisticated froufrou" or "rustic zen" look). One of my favorite features of the book is the "Story of a Room" section of each chapter, which takes you through a Domino employee's room.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone interested in home decorating. It was inspirational for me as well, as I'm currently dealing with rearranging our entryway. Whether you're tackling an entire home or a single room, Domino: The Book of Decorating will provide inspiration and advice for your home decorating dilemmas.