My Home in Domino

Domino Winter 2014 Cover

I had a little something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving– my home is featured in the new, Winter issue of Domino and Tate and I appear on the cover! It’s definitely a “pinch me”, dream come true moment and I am incredibly grateful to the wonderful team at Domino (Robert Leleux, Brittany Ambridge, Brittany Chevalier, Amanda Thompson, and Caroline Biggs) for making this entire experience so amazing. I may be biased, but the Winter issue is my favorite this year. My home is featured alongside other inspiring homes and features on Jeremiah Brent, Christopher Spitzmiller, and Clare Vivier. I am honored to be in such talented company.

In my home, I took the approach of creating a backdrop of neutral, rich, saturated color and layering upon that with pattern, texture, art, and items with personal meaning. The spaces from my house that made it into the spread are all tied together by the use of Behr’s “Aging Barrel” on the walls–a rich, chocolate hue that makes for a beautiful, neutral backdrop. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Winter issue of Domino which is on newsstands now to see all of the images and read the full story! Thank you to everyone who has emailed, texted, and shared images of the feature on social media!

Paloma Contreras Design | Domino | Living Room | Abstract Art

{Our Formal Living Room | Custom Sofa and Pillows, Vintage Marcel Breuer Leather and Chrome Arm Chair, Natural Curiosities Black and White Abstract, AERIN Dover Table Lamp, West Elm Faceted Mirror Side Table}

Paloma Contreras Design | Domino | Bar Area | Abstract Art

{The Bar Area in our Dining Room | Adjustable Table Lamp, Custom Artwork, iomoi Lucite Tray}

Paloma Contreras Design | Domino | Breakfast Room

{Our Breakfast Room | Custom Curtains, Martha Stewart for FLOR Rug (discontinued) Layered over Seagrass, Marble Topped Tulip Table (similar), Ballard Designs Dayna Side Chairs, Choros Chandelier}

Paloma Contreras Design | Domino | Blue and White Vignette

{A Blue and White Vignette in our Master Bedroom}

Paloma Contreras Design | Domino | Guest Bedroom | Leopard | Gilt

{Our Guest Bedroom | AERIN Warren Table Lamp, Biscuit Katie Polka Dot Bedding, Arianna Belle Leopard Pillows, 55 Downing Street Upholstered Bed}

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{Images by Brittany Ambridge for Domino}

House Beautiful’s Next Wave

Paloma Contreras House Beautiful Next Wave

I am absolutely thrilled, honored, and incredibly grateful to be featured as the “Next Wave” designer in the November issue of House Beautiful. I have read the magazine faithfully each month for as long as I can remember, so being profiled in such an iconic feature within the magazine is an absolute dream come true. While I was in High Point last week, I attended a panel discussion moderated by Shax Rigler from House Beautiful featuring three of their recent “Next Wave” designers, Sara Gilbane, Jon Call, and Patrick Mele. During the presentation, Shax went over the many phases of the “Next Wave” since its inception in 1998 along with many of the people who have been recognized in the feature over the years including Jeffrey Bilhuber, Victoria Hagan, Thomas O’Brien, Barbara Barry, Thom Filicia, Michael and Alexandra Misczynski of Atelier AM, along with many of my contemporaries in more recent years. To say that I am completely humbled would be a major understatement. It is surreal to be grouped with such talent and receiving this honor will only serve as a catalyst for me to continue pushing myself to do the best work that I can. A huge thank you to the entire team at House Beautiful!

The November issue is on newsstands now and it is fantastic! There are several gorgeous homes featured this month, so you should definitely check it out. To view my feature online and read about my design essentials, click here.

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