Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Go ahead...break the rules

A wonderful slideshow on House and Garden website, explains why in design, rules are meant to be broken....here are a few highlights, you must visit the site to see the rest!


"Mixing styles is the mainstay of 21st-century interiors." -- Miles Redd. Here ornate 17th-century-style chandeliers are combined with countrified checks in Carlos de Beistegui's dining room.


"Clashing color combinations—yellow and purple, red and blue, coral and turquoise—always make a bold statement."--Hutton Wilkinson


It's okay to turn it inside...Le Corbusier and Carlos de Beistegui decorated this terrace to look like a living room!


Go ahead...play with scale, like decorators Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac have done in this room.


It's okay to fake it and add a little humor to a scene, like what was created here by Hubert Le Gall.

19 comments:

Bhavna said...

Love the quirky combinations! This can be called Naughty Design I guess ;-)

J Lee said...

love it!
rules are meant to be broken...
when done right of course!

Jenn~

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

In order to successfully break the rules, it is important to first understand them.

girl meets glamour said...

Ha...ha...love your comment bhavna :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, they are meant to be broken...as long as it's not faux pas. Thanks for the comment J Lee!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I couldn't agree more House of Beauty and Culture!!

Cote de Texas said...

Love the first picture SO much! Love it love it love it! I've never seen it before.


Joni

style court said...

Kate,

Love the image above Hutton Wilkinson's name, and your Persimon chair (daily find) is fab!

Courtney

ALL THE BEST said...

These photos and examples are just great. I love the unique juxtaposition in each one.

girl meets glamour said...

Oh, I'm so glad you like this post Joni!!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know that image is great Courtney, so glad you liked my daily find too :) I am have to keep it up another day, cause I'm loving it!

~Kate

The Peak of Chic said...

I adore de Beistegui's dining room. That is such an iconic room!

Sarah said...

I love the terrace/living room - I live in Marrakech, so we're all about the terraces and I love that one to pieces!

The Paris Apartment said...

this is a great post, love those green doors!

annechovie said...

Wow, Kate, I love those green doors!

girl meets glamour said...

I know, I couldn't agree more POC!

girl meets glamour said...

Yes those green doors are fab, thanks for the comments Paris Apt. and Anne :)

blushing apples said...

love this post! its easy to break the rules but to do it in a creative manner is difficult

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Totally agree with House of Beauty and Culture: "In order to successfully break the rules, it is important to first understand them."

And I will add: "And the gusto to do so."
Great pictures.