I think one of the most important things when designing
your own home is to think about how you really live. but you have to really think about what your needs are
about what your family needs are how you use the space. When we started doing this house the first thing we did was the children’s room which
are upstairs. this is my son’s room the idea you know so
I don’t like a lot of stuff and I don’t like a lot of clutter
but children are not minimalist. They can have all their junk.
My feeling was just lots of storage. to keep it away. So I don’t have to look at it all at once. And then my daughter’s room is up here
she is incredibly meticulous about all her stuff.
and I’m never allowed to touch anything. sometimes I try to style her cork board but I
get into a lot of trouble for that you know you go into some people houses that
have small children and the entire living room
looks like a play room and I didn’t want that to happen but I didn’t want my children to be sort of prisoners of my living room either so we created an area where they can do what ever they want I mean they’re welcome to hang out here too. But I wanted to have a sort of living room that felt comfortable for entertaining and felt sort of grown up and I realized that was a choice I made for my life I wanted it to look nice but I also wanted the kids to
do what they wanted so they have free access to everything and if it gets messed up it gets messed up. Its interesting when when people decorate trying to figure out
you know who they are what they want and what they need. At Domino we sort of like the places
that look a little unfinished and thats part of the sense of
you know you can see the down coming out from this chair and I haven’t yet recovered it and eventually I will but thats fine. I think real life is just more interesting than perfection.