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}

Paloma-Signature

{Images by Brittany Ambridge for Domino}

Dive Right In

Pool Kelly Wearstler

{Kelly Wearstler’s Stunning Beverly Hills Pool}

It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that summers in Houston are hot and unbearably humid. Fabian and I were just wondering the other day if it gets worse each summer or if our tolerance for the heat and humidity just grows lower as we grow older. Every year, when summer rolls around, we always lament to each other how much we wish we had a pool. We don’t plan to stay in our current home long enough to justify the expense of putting one in, but it is definitely a priority for our next house. It’s warm enough to go swimming nine months out of the year in Houston and it makes it much easier to get through the hot and sticky summer when you have a pool to cool you off– not to mention the built-in exercise and entertainment factors! As I dream about having a pool, I can’t help but be drawn to beautifully-designed pools and pool houses. I typically think simplicity is best and will endure the test of time, so you won’t see a ton of crazy shapes, slides, and water features here. Instead, I have focused on classic pools that are chic, timeless, and I would imagine quite refreshing!

Pool House AD

{I love the deep indigo color of the pool tiles in this pool and especially love the architecture of the pool house. The chippendale railing is incredible! | Image via Architectural Digest}

Pool Raleigh Hotel

{The Regency-style pool at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami is pretty major.}

pool janice parker

{The pool and surrounding area in landscape architect, Janice Parker’s Millbrook Farm project evoke thoughts of the Italian countryside. I love the simplicity of the pool and the imposing topiaries.}

Pool JK Place Capri

{The pool at the J.K. Place Hotel in Capri is the picture of chic simplicity.}

Pool AD Juan Montoya

{This gorgeous pool surrounded by hydrangea hedges is the very picture of Hamptons idyll thanks to designer, Juan Montoya. | Image via Architectural Digest}

Pool Round Cabana Domaine

{Isn’t this round pool charming? | Image via Domaine Home}

pool AD

{A Simple, Clean-Lined Pool with Slate Decking via Architectural Digest}

Pool Southern Living

{The classic gardens and symmetrical lines of this pool complement one another perfectly. | Image via Southern Living}

pool anouska hempel

{Anouska Hempel designed this lovely pool. I love the symmetrical elements surrounding the pool area– chic boxwoods in concrete pots, concrete orb objets, a pair of benches, and two whimsical umbrellas.}

Pool Carolyne Roehm

{Carolyne Roehm dotted the perimeter of her pool with white Chippendale benches and boxwood topiaries in blue and white pots, of course!}

pool decking

{I really like the simplicity of this pool and especially like the wood decking around it which looks clean and modern. | Image via Pinterest, Original Source Unknown}

Pool Howard Design TTI

{An Elegant Pool and Garden by Howard Design Studio via Things That Inspire}

Pool Luxe

{What does a modern farmhouse call for? A sleek, clean-lined pool! | Image via Luxe Magazine}

Pool Aerin Lauder ED

{Aerin Lauder’s Chic Pool and Pool House in The Hamptons via ELLE DECOR}

pool florida

{A Beautiful Pool and Lush Landscaping at a Home in Florida’s Alys Beach | Image via Pinterest}

Pool George Cukor

{Legendary Director, George Cukor’s 1930’s Pool and Pool House in Los Angeles}

Pool Estee Stanley Lux

{A Spanish-style house receives a treatment of printed cement tile and black and white striped furniture, courtesy of designer, Estee Stanley via Luxe Magazine}

Pool Kathryn M. Ireland

{Kathryn M. Ireland’s Charming Santa Monica Home features a Lovely Pool}

What is your idea of a great pool?

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