Cool Vignettes

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One of many definitions of a vignette is something without a definite border. My personal definition of vignette is a moment of beauty without reason. You can create a vignette almost anywhere. And it doesn’t take a lot of money to make it beautiful. It takes those items that mean the most to you. A few items that create instant vignettes are greenery, books, candles, ceramics and art. Above we see all of the items used accordingly. And none of them are in perfect order, which makes it more perfect.

Cool Vignettes

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When creating a vignette, always remember to layer. If it’s art, layer a smaller piece over a larger piece. If it’s books, layer them on top of one another. In my own home I layered art over a round mirror and then placed other decorative items around the art, including greenery.

Cool Vignettes

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Again, greenery is everything. And books are everything too. For a neutral look, place the books backwards to show only the pages. You can also display books that only have colors that you are interested in. When decorating around books, scatter ceramics around like sprinkles.

Cool Vignettes

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Another detail to consider is groupings. If you have a collection of a specific item, group them together, apart from the other items in the vignette.

When creating your vignette, less is more. Don’t over complicate it by adding too much! Keep it simple, yet beautiful.

Would you incorporate vignettes in your home? 

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle, and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.