I like to arrange tabletop vignettes with this and that that I can find around the apartment.
Of course Ivy knows the instant something is different in here. And she inspects, and sometimes rearranges in her own unique cat design way.
In other words she pounces and plays.
Layering in the back:
For this vignette I did a bit of layering. Choose three different sized pieces of wall decor and layer them in the back.
Then fill in the space around them, always leaving some space open.
I used faux plants, my favorite gardening book, and my dough bowl of decorating/gardening magazines.
Take into account what’s in the space:
You want your vignette to work with its surroundings. In this case, my cow painting and lamp.
I’ve brought in the red geranium canvas. It picks up on the bits of red around the living and dining space.
I added just three of what I call “littles.” In other words the small vintage bottles you see. You don’t want a bunch of littles. Then it just looks cluttered and unfocused.
The piece of furniture the vignette is built on adds a bit of visual interest due to the detail of the sideboard.
And the black knobs add a bit of elegance. I like to use black in most all my vignettes and when decorating rooms in general. It just seems to ground the space.
Here is a bit of the couch with Charlie Ross on the quilt I laid out for them. Ivy naps here most every afternoon, sprawled out on her back.
This is where the gang hangs out during the daytime. I’m enjoying my comfy chair and gazing out at the few flowers I have so far.
Over the weekend I also rearranged and added lots of color to this blog. It just seemed like a good springtime change.
Happy vignette arranging or flower planting, whichever is on your agenda.