by Anna Post
I was beyond bummed when Domino Magazine, the home cousin to fashion's Lucky, closed early this year. It was my absolute favorite, and in my travels this year I've met women around the country who commiserate. (True fact: I bid--and won--on eBay for the back issues I didn't already own.) I've kept my eyes peeled for signs of the Domino team, hoping their new ventures will offer the same unique vision for home and entertaining.
When it comes to entertaining at home, etiquette has a lot do with putting your guests at ease and making them feel comfortable, welcome, and delighted. Having a home and pantry ready to do this makes it all the easier. Deborah Needleman, founder of Domino and author of the instant-classic "Domino: The Book of Decorating", has teamed with Home Goods on their StyleScope quiz to help you define your home and entertaining style. At the end, she gives you suggestions on decorating, food, drinks, and lighting, all tailored to your quiz answers. (I was "dramatic modern"!)
It's fun. And that's what I always loved about Domino--it was fun, not stuffy. Real, not staged (well, not overly, any way). And the quiz has an echo of what I loved most about the magazine--the joy of feeling inspired. So have fun, be inspired, and let me know what your style is below.