domino disappoints

Wow. I never imagined that I would be saying this, but I was really disappointed with the finalists chosen for the domino decorating contest.

There were so many wonderful spaces to choose from, and I felt like this was really domino's opportunity show us something different and new. Not that there was anything wrong with the entries - all of them were quite lovely, but excepting Stephen's wild and wacky living room (very Jonathan Adler!), they were all extremely similar, rather conservative traditional-with-a-twist rooms. This was a chance to WOW us with the creativity of everyday people - not just the people with an aesthetic that we see every month in upscale shelter mags. Is that asking too much?

Click here to see what I'm talking about.

I would love to hear your opinion on this. Am I the only one who feels this way?


Blogger Margaret III said...

I too was very dissapointed by the selection. I wrote an entry too! I like most of your personal faves, but did you read the entry for Albert from Elberon, NJ. He apparently was hired as a decorator, which should have negated his entry. Oh well. I was just upset about the last room the most. It is just terrible.

October 23, 2007 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger soledad said...

I agree with you 100% What a bummer. There were so many rooms not chosen that are certainly more inspiring than their finalists. I'd like to see an explanation on why they chose the way they did because I'm feeling kind of let down. BTW ma vie en rose is a fovorite on my blog. Nice posts.

October 24, 2007 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Mella DelPantano said...

No kidding, those were...boring. There was so much very cool, very livable stuff entered. Weird.

October 24, 2007 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger lsaspacey said...

The funniest thing about the majority of the finalists is that none of them would have made the magazine's own cover.

Look at the last year of covers and note the shots of great color, use of texture, and unusual pairings of pattern. There are no neutral monotone traditional rooms. Very strange.

October 26, 2007 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger ma vie en rose said...

Hooray for likeminded, color loving souls ;) I just don't get it. It seemed very un-Domino to me, too.

October 26, 2007 at 1:10 PM  

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