"Hi! I'm @_lisa_dawson_ and I'm an interior writer and blogger. I live in a Georgian house in York, UK with my husband and three children and I'm really excited to be taking over the @dominomag feed today! Our home is a juxtaposition of old and new—I love mixing vintage with modern. The rainbow glass was all picked up at thrift shops super cheaply but I love the effect it gives!" Photo and design by @_lisa_dawson_ #SOdomino
For a little extra inspiration, the Domino editors' favorite Instagrammers takeover our feed each weekend. It's safe to say tips and covetable images are aplenty. Here's what you need to know about the most recent feature!
Lisa Dawson loves interiors. So when her and her family moved into their Georgian house in York, U.K., she was convinced she had finally found her dream home. She leveraged her experience in retail, decor, and real estate to expertly juxtapose the old and new in her space. Now, the British interior enthusiast has quite the following, including an award-winning blog where she shares tips, tricks, and endless inspiration, so we figured we could learn a thing or two from her keen eye. Last weekend, Dawson took to Domino’s Instagram to share some shots of her stunning home. After all, we already know that some things are better bought vintage, so here’s how to use them in your home.
Keep your eye out for unique finds
Curating glassware and silverware from flea markets and thrift shops is a surefire way to add to your collection in a truly unique way. We’re loving the rainbow pop that Dawson’s display pieces give her otherwise traditional living room. The rainbow hues feel fresh (P.S. rainbow decor is having a moment right now), but they also tie in the colors seen elsewhere in the room, which is an easy way to accessorize your space in a cohesive manner.
"When I was planning my bedroom, I wanted it to have the look of a cool hotel. All the walls in our house are white—I like to keep the base of my decor neutral so that I can add as much colour as I like. Our house was built in 1759, so painting the cupboards dark grey made the original features and the fireplace stand out. I went for impact with mid-century side tables and statement lighting." Photo and design by @_lisa_dawson_ #SOdomino
Keep your background neutral
A hotel-inspired bedroom with an added dose of character, history, and style—what’s not to love? Dawson’s master bedroom has a little bit of everything, but she pulls it off by keeping the base of the room neural (hello, bright white walls) that lets each element truly shine. Also, statement lighting, for the win.
"Okay, so to say I am a fan of the gallery wall is kind of an understatement! When I planned my hallway, I went for ceiling-to-floor art, ranging from typography, old favourites, photography, and thrift shop vintage finds. The china chandelier is my favourite piece in my home! The staircase and front door are nearly 270 years old and the pale pink door gives the hallway that pop of colour I love." Photo and design by @_lisa_dawson_ #SOdomino
Play up your home’s most unique elements
When you’re living an older home, finding and choosing decor that compliments its most unique or quirky features can sometimes seem like a challenge. Dawson chose to play up the nearly ancient staircase and original door by drawing your eye in with some fun paint and a beautifully curated gallery wall. It’s the perfect blend of her personal style mixed in with the home’s original craftsmanship.
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