Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breaking a few rules

My mom told me I was rebellious.

Not the kind of rebellious that goes out and steals a car or sneaks out of the house when everyone else is asleep.  I never got too out of hand, but I pushed the envelope just far enough that they never quite knew what I would do.

Luckily, I survived to adulthood, raised my own "rebellious" kids, all the while knowing that pushing the envelope is what makes most things interesting.

Great designers do it all the time.  

Canadian House and Home

Nicky Haslan

Jane Mears

Murial Brandolini

New Jersey Home Mag

seen on Life at 514 blog

I'm feeling the need to rebel a bit.  How about you?

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  1. I'm actually feeling the urge to calm down. But regarding design, love that rebel touch that makes a space unique and original. Have a great day Sally! XoXo

  2. I'm feeling a bit rebellious today myself. If I can get my focus on it , I'm going to write about it. Some inspiring images here. thanks!

  3. I would love to rebel in our house but my boyfriend is the "stay to the tried and true" kind of guy.... it's hard to find a compromise but we try.... :)

  4. Canadian House & Home - I love all those pictures on the wall!

  5. TOTALLY agree - always more interesting when it's pushing the edge a bit. Love your picks.

  6. I agree with you, Sally. I'm in love with the kitchen that has the silver leaf ceiling... swoon !

  7. I love the pink kitchen!!! Seriously. I was talking to my mom the other day and she recalled how her mother had a turquoise kitchen, I had forgotten, but remembering made me happy! Nothing like breaking a rule or two...

  8. And this is just a part of you that I love!!! Never change, I think it makes life much more interesting and then we un-rebellious types can hang out with you and have fun!!!xo Kathysue

  9. Sally I SO agree with you! All these great spaces are great mainly because they are innovative, daring and fresh.

    xo Linda

  10. What a fun post Sally, I especially love those lanterns in the stairwell, how cool is that!

  11. Absolutely crazy about those last two kitchens!!

  12. Rules are made to be broken, especially in design! I prefer to call them guidelines, then we can deviate as necessary!

  13. Broken rules but great style! Please feel free to link back to us at www.houseandhome.com.

    Thanks so much!

    Seema Persaud


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