terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012


After I got over my obsession with her purple and blue velvet sofa and love chair... I noticed that her house is filled with personal vignettes that add that designer zing to any decor! Love creating groupings everywhere in the house... on the kitchen counter, bedside table, coffe table... there's literally endless possibility around the house to create a lovely vignette that will make any room filled more polished and pulled together!

Here are more pictures of her apartment plus eight tips for creating striking vignettes in your home:

1. Display objects in odd numbers. Odd numbers always look better in vignettes that are supposed to be casual and look "natural".

2. Hug What You Love! The idea is for your accessories and vignettes to highlight (hug) your statement pieces (that you love). A very simple way to highlight the shape of the frame is by placing shorter items near the bottom of the frame leading up to the taller arrangement which echoes the height of the frame. The accessories are basically just hugging that corner of the frame to give it more ooomph.

3. The Rule of Thirds. You already know that you should use odd numbers, so the rule of thirds shouldn't surprise you! Everything looks better in groups of three!

4. Choose 3 colors and split the number of items with one color having the most items, and the two secondary colors with an equal amount of lesser colors in the scheme.

5. Varying heights is also important. A good idea is to stack items to create height. You can try shaping your vignette in a V, W, or M. This will ensure that you have various levels of interest.

6. Choose objects to support the style and theme of your room. If your room is formal, a symmetrical design works best. If the room is casual, asymmetrical groupings are better.

7. Stick to a theme. Group candles, for example, or family vacation photos. If the vacation photos are from the beach, add a seashell.

8. Vary the textures of objects. Mix hard and shiny accessories with rough and natural. Use weathered wood or iron architectural elements to introduce an unexpected texture. Photo frames, which come in finishes from shiny enamel to beaded, offer an array of texture options.

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