Fabulous Room Friday 02.05.10

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 sara ruffin costello

The home of former Domino Editor Sara Ruffin Costello and her talented photographer husband, Paul (yes the Paul Costello) is one of my favorite spaces to ever be featured in Domino. Perhaps I am on a blue kick since I just received the March 2010 issue of House Beautiful. It usually isn’t my favorite color, but I love the deep ink blue used in these drapes, which play beautifully upon the height of the windows.  sara ruffin costello2

The simple palette created through ebonized floors, black bentwood chairs, and white accent pieces makes the beautiful blue hue stand out perfectly without feeling cold as blue often does. Everything about this room fits the chic, collected aesthetic that Domino was so well-known for. I think the overall look of the room would be fairly easy to recreate. The key would be in finding the right textiles, but most of the other pieces could be found fairly easily and if you were to use similar vintage pieces, you could probably even do it on a budget!

If you’re in Houston, be sure to visit the Urban Market this Sunday! You may just find some pieces to create your own Domino-esque room. Oh how I miss that magazine! Happy Weekend!


Images via Domino and High-Heeled Foot in the Door

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  1. The color! The pattern! I swoon for those drapes! Paloma or anyone, do you have any ideas for sourcing a similar drapery fabric? I have been looking everywhere with little luck.

  2. I miss Domino. I still can not believe that they did not survive. They always had a fresh take on decor. Love the drapes as well. It is sophisticated but relaxed. Hard to do sometimes but she has done it very well. Kathysue

  3. Sarah- Jeune Marie, I will be at the Urban Market shopping. I won’t have a booth this time. You never know. You may find just what you’re looking for!

    Sarah, I think Camila listed a source for similar fabric in her post. I think it may have been Roberta Roller Rabbit. Good luck!

  4. I never thought I could care about a magazine so much. I just about CRIED when I found out Domino was folding so I made sure to hold on tight to all the mags I still had lying around the house. I still go through them from time to time.

    She is BRILLIANT. Obviously, I mean look how effortlessly chic she is? Loving her place.

    Ok, this is making me sad. I miss my Domino…

  5. Other than the moody, inky blue, don’t you wish you would look as natural, as meant for a space as Ms. Ruffin Costello does in hers?

    It goes to show that we are just as important to the space as the objects within it!

  6. the fabulous color “ink” is amazing… esp in these lovely curtains…. there is something about blue and white in the spring… i think we all crave it… i sell so much of it this time of year… i love your blog..x pam