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Breaking the Rules is Chic!

by habituallychic

08 . 07 . 07

I’m not exactly sure how I feel about lamps outside a house but I love this photo! There is something so surreal about it. Sometimes, you don’t have to love a design to appreciate it or the photographer who took a great photo.

This photo by Matthew Hranek is of the Hamptons house of interior designer Kelly Behun of Behun / Ziff and is part of the Break the Rules September issue of House & Garden. I would think using living room style floor lamps outside would definitely be considered breaking the rules. I wonder how many people do a double-take when they drive by!

Kelly got her start working for Ian Schrager’s design team and I can see how that would influence her designs. There was a profile of her apartment in New York Magazine a few years back that’s definitely worth checking out. Who knew breaking the rules could be so chic!

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  1. Sarah Jennings August 7, 2007 | 8:29 pm

    Wow – I checked out the Behun/Ziff website. Very artistic design! But the greatest thing to me is their design of transitional family housing…using your gifts to make the world a better place is the ultimate in chic!

  2. katiedid August 7, 2007 | 11:28 pm

    I usually get my H&G at the same time as my AD! But it hasn’t come yet. Drat! I love the lamps. A little surprise as you get to your friend’s house for the first time. Or for directions: “You can’t miss it…it’s the house with the floor lamps out front”. Very helpful.

  3. Habitually Chic August 7, 2007 | 11:55 pm

    Katie, you’re comment made me laugh out loud! I’m sure the neighbors love the lamps too!

    And don’t feel bad, I haven’t received my H&G subscription issue yet either. I bought mine on the newstand in NYC last Wednesday. I should just cancel all my subscriptions because I end up buying them on the newstand the moment the arrive.