I just love it when designers don’t follow "the rules."
After all, isn't that what talent and great design style is all about?
Being able to go to the edge ... successfully.
Good examples of rule-breaking success stories are always something I love to have close at hand for those moments when I don’t want to follow the rules. When I want to break them in my clients’ homes.
Because, usually, they want proof that what I'm about to do isn't going to be weird or wrong or ... ugly. And I sympathize with their concern, because I'd be nervous too, if someone I'd hired had a sneaky, devilish grin on their face as they eyeballed an area of my home.
They want to know that their friends and neighbors won’t come over and say, “What were they thinking?
I understand. I get it. Being bold and different and shocking has a price.
Soooo, that's why I’m pulling together a few examples of rule breaking success stories to put in my back pocket and have available to whip out at a moment’s notice to have proof. Proof that...
Breaking the rules can be good. Striking. Beautiful. Noticeable. And just right.
Breaking The Rules Of Scale
Breaking the rule of scale, like using something oversized or undersized, can make that item really special in a space. It grabs your attention; it makes a statement; it creates a certain feel in a room.
Oversized things are bold, risky and bring a modern, edgy feel to a room. They portray the homeowner as someone who is not afraid to take a chance, to do something significant.
Undersized things are quiet, softer and bring a delicacy or sweet touch to a space. They tend to be preferred by those who have a refined sense of style, someone with great attention to detail, someone with a penchant for some quiet drama.
Take a look at these examples to see if you agree. Click HERE to see their sources.