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A GUIDE TO NAILING VIGNETTES

Vignettes are the perfect little touch to any table, console, mantelpiece, windowsill, shelf… anywhere around the home in fact that needs a little extra something. If you want your pad to look like a pro’s here are a few steps to help you nail them...

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1. THE ANCHOR PIECE
All vignettes need tall accent pieces, otherwise they look too fiddly and one-dimensional. Start with an anchor piece first, use a lamp, sculpture, mirror, candlesticks or vase – anything that adds visual interest.

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2. ADD CURVES
It’s essential to add in pieces that are sculptural, curved, rounded or organic. It breaks up all those boring straight lines and makes your vignette.

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3. GO GREEN
Greenery adds instant life to your shelves and your interior. This is when it really starts to come together, vignette’s can feels so bare and sterile without them.

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4. FINISHING TOUCHES
Step back and take a look at the vignette as a whole. Are there any gaps that need filling? Is the colour palette balanced? These are the little tweaks that brings it all together. This is also the time to check that there’s a good dynamic between tall and short objects, and the overall visual flow.

 

 

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