One of our favorite games to play while styling the shop is, "Can we make this go together?" It's a fun game, really. To play, we pick two pieces (rugs, sofas, chairs, artwork...) that are super loud or crazily patterned and then try to build a scene around them using only things we have in the shop so that they "go together" in the end. It's a great challenge because we only have so many neutral colored rugs or solid sofas to work with, so often times we end up power clashing.
Over the years, I think the task of styling multiple scenes around the shop with revolving pieces of inventory that aren't meant to "go together" has made us view power clashing as the norm. That's why, when I read Grace Bonney's blog on power clashing interiors a few months back, I couldn't help but think, "hey, we do that all the time!" This realization, that we power clash on a daily basis, prompted me to take a look back through our shop scenes and identify a few of our favorite power clashing moments.
What do you think? Can they all be friends? Share your power clashing spaces with us using #rdathome and #lifeonabeautifulbackground or comment below!
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