Let’s face it, there are so many details that can make or break a room’s appeal. Details that draw us in, can be (and usually are) different for each of us. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and such.
A stunning antique piece, a window with special detailing, beams in a ceiling, and accessories are my hot buttons. More specifically, a great vignette can pull me in like a tracktor beam on Star Trek.
Some people are so talented at achieving this magic, that I forget to look at the rest of the room. Here are a few examples I’ve amassed over the past few months…
An interesting grouping of items can give a room sparkle, make you want to know more about the people that live there. These items can be collections or simply an attractive arrangement of flowers, books and a lamp.
Any room with blue and white accents is already ahead of the pack, in my book…
I love the use of coral and shells. Add nature of any kind to the mix and I tend to take special notice.
Alison of The Polohouse does such a beautiful job with each tabletop and shelf in her lovely home. Her vignettes are always of interest.
I tend to rotate my own accessories throughout my house on a regular basis. Seasons, and a need for change, these reasons
excuses keep me restless where my tabletop vignettes are concerned. 🙂
Even a chippy bathroom shelf, when decoratively adorned with essentials, can be all the charm a bathroom needs.
Jermaine, of French Kissed has a style that I attempt to emulate. She has a way with collecting, and displaying nature’s treasures and antique pieces that has always inspired me with my own vignettes.
This particular tabletop vignette [below] is a favorite. The porcupine quill lamp shade, the blue and white porcelain vase with blue hydrangea, and the 2 wooden boxes…simplicity is an appealing factor when accessorizing. Less is more, right?
I believe I got this image from the Barbara Wesbrook Workbook, but I cannot find the exact photograph. Visit her Workbook newsletter, you won’t regret it. Her talents are teamed with talented folks that she interviews and features.
I love this shiney and bright mercury glass display—I believe it’s a holiday season display but I think I like it for its cheery brightness.
Another favorite, is the talented Heather Bullard, contributing editor for Country Living Magazine. Her stylings are always perfect and obviously, she applies her talents to her own home. Visit her site, you’ll love the recipes and ideas you pick up during a visit. There seems to be a nature-theme to my favorites, doesn’t there?
Marian of Miss Mustard Seed can turn any homely piece of furniture into a treasure, and she’s a skilled stylist. I love the vignettes she shares from her home and her studio. She’s got her own line of paints and inspires many of us to convert Aunt Ingrid’s hutch into a fresh, country cupboard. I always come away from her posts with wonderful ideas for arranging collectibles.
The next image, while really a harvest display, comes from a site that no longer posts…and George. They operate a store that sells antiques and one of a kind furniture and decorative accessories. You can visit the webpage and you will see what beautiful items they offer as well as the displays they create.
Open shelving is tremendously popular right now, when I spot a grouping like this, I want to rip out upper cabinets and install shelves to hold a variety of lovelies.
Is the arrangement of collections something you gravitate towards?