Design TipsFebruary 4, 2009

The Best of What’s Left

I had a client/friend ask me to do a post about what shelter magazines that are left are worth reading. It feels like there aren’t any, but there actually are (none can hold a candle to Domino in my opinion though). So here is my list of what you might consider picking up during your next stop at Border’s.

The Basics-


Met and Elle- If these two fold, we’ll all be int trouble.

World of Interiors has some gems in it, and House Beautiful is an easy to read, more accessible option.

Traditional Home is not always just traditional AT ALL, I love it. Renovation Style has amazing ideas for kitchens and baths!

Site Specific:


Sunset is a lifestyle magazine with some amazing interiors and will make you want to move to California if you already don’t live there. Coastal Living has wonderful beachy images.

Southern Accents is more traditional while Western Interiors has a sleeker west coast vibe.
New England Shout Out:

I LOVE Design New England (not to be confused with my father’s firm, New England Design!) Boston Home is also great if you live in the area….

My dad subscribed me to the Cottages & Gardens magazines (Westchester, Connecticut, Hamptons and Palm Beach)- these two versions are my favorite. I’ve found some great ideas in here! At Home Fairfield County is quite amazing, but only 4 issues a year….
The International Crew (i.e. be prepared to spend at least $7 a copy!)

Living etc. is as close to a Domino as I’ve found image wise- very clever, bright and a mix of modern and traditional (and great online galleries!) Vogue Australia has delicious imagery.

Canadian House & Home is also a possible Domino replacement, but I fear I heard a rumor that they were folding as well… I hope not!

More Design Tips...

Thanks for subscribing.