Design Rules We Love To Break

Design Rules We Love To Break!

It has been said that the first rule of interior design is that almost all other rules can be broken. So it’s true! Rules are made to be broken. Here is a list of rules that we absolutely love to break, because we all know that playing by the rules is no fun.

“Metal finishes HAVE to match!”

You can mix and match to your heart’s content

Photograph Courtesy of Sherrill Furniture
Photograph Courtesy of Sherrill Furniture

Silver and gold team up to make this living room setting feel sophisticated.

“EVERYTHING has to coordinate!”

Nancy enjoys mixing things up. “I like to make it look like an evolution has occurred, not like everything was purchased at the same time from the same decorator’s box.

Make it feel like home. Mix new pieces with beloved older pieces, Mix patterns and colors, break all the rules!
Make it feel like home. Mix new pieces with beloved older pieces, Mix patterns and colors, break all the rules!

 

“Occasional pieces have to match!”

We have some news for you: No, they don’t!

Photograph Courtesy of Huntington House
Photograph Courtesy of Huntington House

These Side tables don’t match and that’s O.K.!

While we are on mismatched things, lamps don’t have to match either!

Dan is alright with breaking the rules, especially when it comes to matching. “Lamps don’t have to match! If you make sure they are the same size and scale then it will work.”

Photograph Courtesy of Huntington House
Photograph Courtesy of Huntington House

These Lamps don’t match, but they are the same height and that makes it work!

Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company
Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company

You don’t even have to have two lamps! We love the way this orchid looks pared with this lamp!

 “Ceilings HAVE to be white!”

Well, actually Dan loves the look of a more creamy off white color maybe even a pale pink.

Get creative! Bold colors work too!

“Your sofa has to go on your longest Wall”

Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company
Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company

Floating your sofa and chairs can help to create a more intimate and comfortable seating area for your family and guests.

Comfort is the greatest and most valuable luxury. 

“Your Chairs Have To Match!”

Mixing it up is key…

Let’s break another rule!

Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company
Photograph Courtesy of The MT Company

 

Breaking rules can be a fun way to liven up your living space.

Whether you like to break all the rules or keep it traditional, we can help!

Our award winning designers can help you design and decorate the home of your dreams.

To learn more about any of the furniture or room settings pictured in this blog just give us a call!

Come in or call today to start breaking your own rules!

Our designers:

Nancy Smith (graduate of San Jose State)
(518) 581-0023 Ext: 23

Dan Czech (graduate of Parsons School of Design)
(518) 581-0023 Ext:25

 

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