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10 Ideas For Creating a Beautiful Vignette

by Rebekah Carey

Sometimes I feel like “vignette” can feel a little unapproachable, but it’s not. As a stylist it’s how I make scenes feel more realistic, warmer, more “lived-in,” and like they have a history. But, fear not, you do not have to be a professional stylist to create your own beautiful vignettes at home. Whether you’ve got a collection you want inspiration for displaying (or several), or just want your bathroom to be more of a place of respite, we’re going to show you some lovelyΒ examples of vignettes and how you can create your own at home — in an authentic and useful way that fits your lifestyle. —Rebekah

Nicolette Thoughtfully Adds To Her Desk Scene On Design*Sponge
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Nicolette created this beautiful vignette with yard sale and vintage trinkets and family heirlooms. Showing that vignettes don't have to be built in a day, moving around pieces and adding to them over time created this gorgeous scene.
A Modern Palette And Minimal Vignette In This HollyWood Home On Design*Sponge
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This Hollywood home perfects minimal and modern vignette styling with a limited palette and clean lines, all while still featuring sentimental items.
Shannon And Mark's Bathroom Vignette is Beautiful In Its Simplicity On Design*Sponge
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Shannon and Mark's bathroom is a perfect example of how vignettes don't have to be maximalist. Here a few key items they use near-daily look beautiful, yet realistic, and show a great way to make extra space for essentials when you don't have a lot to spare.
Kim And Dale's Southern Home Is Filled WIth Unique Vignettes On Design*Sponge
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This Savannah, GA home walks that line between minimal and eclectic so well. With a muted palette, eye for design, and unique finds spanning eras and styles, Kim has vignette making down pat.
Collections And Floral Arrangements Abound In This Baton Rouge Home On Design*Sponge
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Lindsey and Gregory's Baton Rouge, LA Home is filled with collections. Here, a backdrop of white is offset with this sepia- and greenery-toned mantel vignette.
New Zealand Home Featuring A Gallery Wall Of Collections From Travels On Design*Sponge
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A gallery wall vignette made up from mementos and souvenirs from the homeowners' travels makes this Sydney, Australia home unique and personal. It's especially great that the couple can continue to add to it as they travel.
Vintage Photographs Make For a Beautiful Backdrop In This San Francisco Home On Design*Sponge
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Jesse has collected vintage photographs from family, flea markets, and antique stores to be a welcome diversion from looking at the computer (these are all mounted behind his monitor). The collage-like vignette in this San Francisco home is something we could stare at for hours.
A Vignette Of Paintings Of George Washington Featured In This Family's Colorful Home On Design*Sponge
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David and Rumaan's collection of George Washington paintings is one of our absolute favorites. We love to think about how much fun (due to the popularity of our first president) wandering around antique or thrift shops would be, because you have the possibility to see one pop up anywhere.
A Rhode Island Home Filled With Keepsakes And Family Heirlooms On Design*Sponge
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Kelly's Rhode Island marble mantel vignette features sconces from her grandmother, drawings from her great-uncle, and other neutral colored treasures.
A Munich Apartment Adds Laid Back Vibe On Design*Sponge
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This Munich apartment adds a little California-cool vibe with seaside photography and a beachy inspired palette. Aspirational styling is one of our favorite tricks: if it's dreary outside, bring the mood you want to the inside of your home!

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