A Vignette. I actually wasn’t sure what this was in relation to interior design. At work, we have vignettes we publish every few months about aspects of our work. I knew what that type of vignette was. Once I found out what an interior design vignette was, I realized I was really bad at putting them together. Here are two examples from our house that aren’t completely terrible.
This first one is a favorite of mine – a Vintage Vignette. Micah majored in History at UW (go Huskies!) and focused on the American West, particularly to migration of people to California from the East Coast, South and Mid-West. I think part of his fascination is that his own family settled in California from Tennessee and Texas a few generations back. The bookend in the picture is the brand from Micah’s grandparents’ cattle ranch that was in Santa Maria. Many of the books here are from Micah’s Dad. I was looking through the copy of Cannery Row and noticed that this particular edition was printed in 1945. Other books in his American West collection are much newer. I like this particular vignette because it tells a story. I also like it because it’s vintage rustic look adds a little something to our mostly modern house.
The second vignette is also from the study. Please excuse the blurry picture. It’s of the “Russia Shelf” in our study. All books about something having to do with Russia. The political Matroshka dolls are from when I was a student in St. Petersburg 13 years ago. Has it really been that long? The vintage Russian mailbox is from Micah’s Dad. Micah lived in Russia too. Actually, it was the Soviet Union. Don’t ask him about it though. You’ll hear tales of marching, cabbage and Babushkas yelling at him.
As usual, my inspiration vignettes are from Pinterest. I love this first vignette. It’s more a collection of vignettes. This is what I want our study to look like one day. Maybe this can be our big project for next year.
The second I love because it’s a little different. It’s how I’d decorate the bandroom if I was allowed to restyle it. A keyboard, a mid-century modern inspired art and few vintage dishes = perfection.
I’m slowly catching up on bingo. We hope to have some actual news to share about our bathroom this week. We had to special order cement and are hoping it comes in this week.
So are you a vignette assembling master or more of an amateur like me?