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Archive for May, 2015

Apartment Therapy: Vignettes

The weekend challenge was create or renew a vignette. I’d just finished painting my wall aqua, and can hardly wait to start decorating…except it needs another wash coat, as the walls are cottage cheese texture and I didn’t hit all the nooks and crannies. Good enough though to get the color and love it! But since I will be tearing the living room apart again to finish, I just used what I had at hand that I know I want displayed. Every single room is trashed at the moment, so here’s what I could do with bad lighting and a trashy background.

First, just a shot of an old wicker vase I rehabbed, storing neat twigs and some bamboo, sitting on grandfather’s trunk,

Stage 1

Next add a leopard print and a ceramic cat.

Stage 2

I couldn’t find my wine colored brocade throw, so I just used the curtain to see how the colors look. The stripe is a bit distracting. Ignore the photobombing cats.

Stage 3

Add a photo? And maybe a shell….

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Prop a bigger bit of art, like a framed sketch…

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Too precarious by far. Ok, let’s move to the shelves. Cat stature, beautiful bowl, origami vase made by my daughter, and again, the sketch. Needs work.

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Photo looks much better here, with lions to guard it and a few scattered shells. Not crazy about any of these, but I’m getting closer.

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