Friday’s Photo: RL breaking the rules

In both photography and design school I was told “first you have to learn the rules in order to successfully break the rules”. This image below taken at the Ralph Lauren High Point Showroom is definitely a rule breaker. A giant mirror is oversize for the console table (a mirror should be no more than 1/3 the length of the piece of furniture it is over), a teeny tiny lamp looks way too small for the table (the size of a lamp should be balanced with the size of the table)  and a large framed photo overlaps the mirror (never obstruct a mirror).

Ralph Lauren Show room

Ralph Lauren Show room High Point

Does it work? Absolutely. Every single element is placed perfectly so that the overall vignette is balanced and cohesive. What do you think?

Have a great weekend!

2 Responses to Friday’s Photo: RL breaking the rules
  1. carolanne Reply

    ok but I would change out the lamp for a tall skinny one…

  2. Tina Gleisner Reply

    Linda, Never knew about the rules but they make sense. And have to agree that it works perfectly, and I think the balance is from top to bottom with the art light on top matching the base of the table perfectly.

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