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 lovely examples of vignettes and how you can create your own at home — in an authentic and useful way that fits your lifestyle. —
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A gallery wall vignette made up from mementos and souvenirs from the homeowners' travels makes this
home unique and personal. It's especially great that the couple can continue to add to it as they travel.
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.
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.
Kelly's Rhode Island
marble mantel vignette features sconces from her grandmother, drawings from her great-uncle, and other neutral colored treasures.
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!