These are the design rules of interior designer Summer Thornton and I love each one of them:
-Do at least one thing your mother wouldn't
-Reference the past, don't repeat it
-Use patterns and colors recklessly!
-Insist on natural fabrics
-Colors don't clash
-Never say never
-More IS more
My faves are: use color and patterns recklessly, colors don't clash, and more IS more. YES. Great advice to work by when designing just about anything from an interior space, wedding, party or even a photo shoot.