We've been talking a lot about decorating don'ts, but that doesn't mean that some decorating rules aren't made to be broken. The key is breaking them in style.
For inspiration, check out this feature in House & Garden called Master Class: Break the Rules. The magazine asked a panel of prominent decorating names to share their favorite flagrant violations throughout design history. The list includes such triumphs as mixing 17th-century-style chandeliers with country checkered fabrics, bringing inside furniture outdoors and vice versa, and using industrial garage doors as walls. To see a gallery of the "don't" hall of fame,
via Shak In Style