What's great about a formula vs. a rule is that there is more room for creativity and individuality. You can truly take the things you love and pull them together with a broader formula instead of a hard and fast rule. It frees you to express your unique one-of-a-kind style (#OOAK)
What you will end up with, if you stick to your own personal aesthetic and daily needs rather than the "shoulds" of interior design, is a home that lifts your spirit, outwardly expresses what brings you joy, and above all, a home that is not only pleasing to YOUR eye.
Whether you go eclectic or traditional, modern or boho, finding a formula that works for you can lessen the pressure and add more fun to the process. Here we have seen several different takes on the new-old, black & gold formula, from high end down... quite a variety, right?