Hello everyone! I’m very excited to be guest posting for Elizabeth today and if you like what you see please come and visit!
For those of you that don’t know me I’m Anna, I’m an interior designer based all the over in Australia and I write over at My Design Ethos.
Today I was supposed to be sharing with you my latest project (an upholstered headboard with piping) but the photos are lost. After hating my camera, my laptop and the world in general while beating my head against the wall (just kidding!) I thought I would share one of my other favourite topics; vignettes!
Creating vignettes has to be the best part of my job and I love creating these beautiful, personal and eye-catching displays in a home. A sideboard is always my favourite spot to start because of the large display surface.
If you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, here are of my favourite ‘formulas’ for the perfect vignette!
Arranging things symmetrically is the simplest form of vignette and can be very effective. The key is to use interesting objects.
At it’s most elemental form, you can choose two matching objects, with a central item (make sure this piece is a different height). Although the two vignettes below are for very different styles, both use this technique. And don’t feel you need to use two lamps (although this is very common); don’t forget to consider two vases, two candlesticks or two tall matching sculptures.
You can also keep things a little more interesting by placing your central object on a small stack of books or a tray. Or try having multiple, matching items in the centre.
Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com