Yesterday, I gave you a few tips and secrets on how to make your vignettes look natural, but balanced. Today, I am taking one vignette and showing you how I used those tips and more color, shape and silhouette balancing to create a pleasing collection. If you didn't read yesterday's post, you should CLICK HERE or else you might find yourself a bit lost!
Welcome to my sidebar. It is actually a dresser...scored from the side of the road for free and still under a bit of construction. For the time being, I used objects I already had to create a vignette on the top of the dresser/sidebar and I am going to walk you through the complete "recipe" of how I got to this end product.
First things first, I need to tell you to ignore those bottles of seeds sitting there. The back of this dresser is the safest place for me to let the seeds dry away from prying hands and the water in the kitchen. Design wise, they should not be there because it makes that middle grouping too tight, so please forgive them. They are cute though aren't they?
Moving on, here are the "ingredients of this recipe! I purchased a large bag of various strings and ropes in shades of beige and brown at a recent auction. The first ingredient of the vignette is a simple roll of rope hidden under cloche (or cheeseball glass cover without the hideous brown base).
The second ingredient is a vintage metal bowl, spray painted with a bronzy metallic, 3 rolls of string, a jar of seeds and a few rosettes. Note a few things here: There are 5 (ODDBALLS!) items in the bowl, the seeds work as one item and the rosettes work as one item due to size and close proximity. If one of the roses was on the other side of the bowl, it would make the grouping an even #. The brown of the bowl is a mix between the light brown cardboard tube on the string, the darker string color and the seed color. It is a unifier of those browns.
Ingredient 5 and 6 are taller pieces. One is a vase filled with grey rosettes. The rosettes are the same shape and scale of the others shown, but are crafted out of a different color and material, thus providing more interest without deserting the theme. Ingredient 5 is another "cloche" placed on top of three more rolls of string.
|Notice how the picture placement in the bundt pan cuts into the negative space of the canvas.|
How about now?
(HUG the ones you love from yesterday).
So in conclusion:
2. Hug the ones you love
3. GRID (thirds)
4. Balance Color
|balancing light and dark in a grouping of 3|
If you master those basics, then you can move on to creating balanced shapes and leading lines:
5. Create balanced triangles of color and shape.
6. Draw the eye across the room to your focal point (outdoors!)
7. Do you want to know more?!?
Remember to upload your photos of vignettes around your home HERE
for a chance to be featured here on the Nest for All Seasons!