Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A Simple Vignette


Um ....... what on earth is a vignette?

I keep stumbling over this word on design sites and in magazines. My trusty oxford dictionary describes it as 'a pleasing view or picture' and in interior design terms refers to a 'beautiful arrangement of objects on surfaces around the home'


So here are a few examples of my attempt at a vignette..........

In it’s most basic form, gather together a few matching objects and find a contrasting central item - make sure you have a variety of heights and colours to add interest. 

The vignettes below use this technique. Easy to do and re-arranging items you already have on display can freshen up the look of a room. I gathered together a few items that worked together and after a few attempts came up with this simple design for the small kitchen dresser.......


It's a bit basic but I wasn't confident to go 'all out' and I was quite pleased with the simplicity of it all....

You can add more interest with a mixture of textures - the string, glass and metal arranged on an upside down vintage draining tray.......

Use a small stack of old books, or a tray to add height and focus ......





Vignettes can be reinvented for the change of seasons, to highlight a new flea market find, for showing off a gift or celebrating a special occasion. 

This is a great way to give character and to add your own stamp to a room. It doesn't have to cost the earth - foliage and flowers from the garden, china from the kitchen, vintage find and 'hand me downs' perhaps use childhood keep sakes, finds from walks - seashells, seed cases, feathers etc; old photo's, pretty bottles - hunt through the house you will be surprised at what treasure you can find......

Have a great day
Love Lizx