Butera avows that when it comes to design, there are no rules, so I asked which widely accepted rule he loves to break the most.
"This one’s easy: mixing prints!" he exclaims. "Textiles are the life and blood of any room design, and you will find that even in my books for Kravet fabrics I mix far more than I match. Often I’ll use a carefully selected group of fabrics for pillows and upholstery, then throw in a killer leopard print to add interest. And is there a reason tangerine does not play well with turquoise? Clients love it! And whatever you do, please don’t use matchy-match coffee and end tables — nothing screams bad design louder than that."