Rules, rules, rules. Everywhere you look you’re confronted by rules. Even in the world of interior design there are a set of principles you’re expected to follow lest you find yourself living in an interior design disaster. But what if you scrap the rules? Can great things still be achieved? Without doubt, as these weird and wonderful interiors can attest. They may not exactly be to your taste, but then they might just give you some ideas for your own home.
This is a glimpse inside the Nautilus House, a bizarre design by celebrated architect Javier Senosiain. The house is built in the shape of a nautilus shell, so the wacky interior is very much in keeping with the otherworldly look Senosiain was aiming for.
It doesn’t take much for an interior to tip over from the sublime to the ridiculous, but this New York apartment manages to hold that line very well – it’s eccentric in its design, without appearing frivolous.
Where to start? Interior designer Ryan Korban had a vision and he went for it. To be fair, there’s a nice muted colour scheme running through the space. Oh, and a taxidermy zebra, just to really finish off the room.
Okay, so in this room we have a kind of birds nest theme going on. Bringing the outdoors in has grown in popularity as an interior design concept in recent years, but the designer of this space has taken a particularly specific approach to the idea.
While this interior isn’t to everyone’s taste, you have to admit that it’s most definitely rocking the glitter look. Proof that it’s not just what you use when decorating a room that matters, it’s also how you use it.
Nothing to see here, just your standard, conservatively decorated living room, complete with moss/stone wall. Weird? Yes. But it certainly gives the space an allure that it would lack otherwise.
Colour co-ordination? Pah! This interior laughs in the face of those design and decorating rules. If you like a colour, or colours, don’t be afraid to use them. Keep in mind, though, the white floor, walls, and ceiling do go a long way to mitigating the impact of the space’s many colourful aspects.