“From as far back as I can remember,” photo stylist DeAnna Domino says, “I studied magazines, catalogues and sets of movies and TV with great intensity. I mentally redecorated every room I went into. It is no surprise that I ended up with the career I did. Or that I have a ‘prop closet’ in my basement to regularly rotate the decor in my home”
The Cleveland home that DeAnna shares with her husband, Jeff, is over a century old and, not surprisingly, impeccably decorated. “My goal was to create a simplified, casual space,” she notes. Drawing inspiration from Hemingway’s Key West home and the couple’s joint interest in mid-century modern design, the space is both elevated and effortless, filled with items that share a story and showcase DeAnna’s eclectic tastes. Take a peek at the home below + follow along with DeAnna’s decorating progress on Instagram!
“In our living room, we have a mix of West Elm and vintage seating. We love the sleekness of modern furniture and how it contrasts with the classical architecture of our home. I find the juxtaposition reminiscent of old-world Parisian apartments adorned with beautiful modern furniture and classic art. Our one-of-a-kind coffee table was made by a local furniture maker, and the teal legs match perfectly with our lagoon colored sofa. We try not to spend all our nights in front of the tv, so we have a large collection of books, some new, some old, and even some for decorative purposes. In the evenings, especially in the fall, we love to sit by the fire place and snuggle up to each other with books in hand and cats on laps.”
“The dining room is largest room in the house. We make good use of it by sitting down to dinner every night possible. We also utilize the other corners of the rooms as a reading nook and place to listen to music. Our vintage stereo and turntable provides the perfect atmosphere for playing whatever music the night calls for. In fact, we spend so much time in there, I felt it was only natural to feature my favorite piece of art in the space—the photo of Euclid Beach. It was taken by my husband, Jeff, who has gift for landscape photography.”
“We were able to start (mostly) from scratch while designing the bedroom. We ditched the carpeting to expose the inlaid floors. The second floor is brightened by the coats of bright white paint that the main level has yet to receive. It’s a work in progress! The Dark teal wall is the perfect backdrop to our awesome west elm brass lamps! I’m so in love with the brass against that color. It also makes the art above the bed really pop! No need for a headboard.”
Photography by Audrey Tyler Jones