Monday, September 19, 2011

The #1 Rule of Interior Design

So here is the long awaited, highly anticipated, (a girl can dream can't she?) first real post in my first THREAD - "Rules of Interior Design"

Pay close attention here because you NEVER want to break this one. This is the #1 Rule, THE biggest secret of Interior Design…

Rule #1:  There are NO RULES!!!

Now before you write me off, please let me explain. The reason there are no rules is because every room, every project is different. What works in one space may or may not work in another. Not only that but there’s always more than one solution to creating a successful space. To me, the word “rule” means something that you must obey EVERY time, in EVERY situation. In design that’s just not possible. That’s why there are no rules.

For those of you who are sticklers for rules and just can’t fathom the thought of not having that kind of structure to guide you, then this rule is just for you…

Rule #2:  Rules are meant to be broken!

Okay, so maybe this is sort of a repeat of Rule #1 just stated a little bit differently. But I really want to reinforce the fact that there is not a single thing that you can do every time in every situation that will always work.

So that’s it – those are the rules. Easy enough right?!

Now you might be saying to yourself, “Come on! That can’t be it. Without rules how can you bring order to chaos? And if there are no rules then why are designers on TV and in magazines always telling me differently?

Well I'll tell you my next post.  Plus I'll add three more non-rules to round out the Top 5 Rules of Design.  Confused?  Curious?  Tune in Friday as this THREAD continues.

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