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A QUICK GUIDE TO CREATING DECOR VIGNETTES

There is something about odd numbers, that does the magic in the cluster universe. The power of a cluster lies specifically in the group of objects working collectively and not individually. It’s almost like each of their individual aesthetic strength merges into one and sends a message to the observing eye: ” Yes, we look all so different, but yet we belong together!”

What I love most about clustering pieces is that (at least in my world) there are no rules. I go about it almost intuitively. While going through trial and error, I do realize the more opposite the materials are, the better they look as a unit! Further, the more unique they are, the more they complement each other. I personally enjoy mixing eclectic and sometimes ethnic pieces into a modern context, which is the style I mostly feel comfortable in.

Another key aspect of creating a decor vignette is to also mix items with different heights AND opposing shapes. It visually creates a 3-dimensional dynamic, which accentuates their visual composition. Putting 2 accessories with different shapes, but similar heights together don’t mix well as they are actually competing with each other since they share one characteristic: Which is the same height!

Here are different ways and essentials for arranging/composing a cluster. If you want to see some live action, check out this ‎video where I style my shelves using these techniques.

TRIANGULAR ARRANGEMENT

The triangular cluster is defined by using at least 3 accessories with distinct heights and textures, offsetting each other creating a so-called “triangle”.

Tip: It takes some shifting and testing of the different looks. Take a step back and see which look you prefer.

Instead of resting and getting settled after our Germany trip, I tackled our deck that needed some rearranging. Definitely, need some more accessories and tons of plants!

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HOW THIS COLOR IS BREAKING FREE FROM ALL STEREOTYPES

In the past, I’ve associated the color pink with pure kitsch, all things Barbi and certainly had not imagined using this hue in a color palette for a project, especially not for an adult space.

With both Copper (being a metallic with enough pink-ish nuances) trending and the Pantone color Rose Quartz being nominated as the color of 2016, all these tendencies indicate the overall growing favoritism of Pink. Besides being an accent color it is a great neutral color, the muted spectrum of this color, in particular, seems to become the new Gray.

In my daily hunt for inspirations, I increasingly stumble upon more and more interiors featuring pink as an accent color. The key qualities of this versatile color are starting to transpire and I must admit it’s starting to grow on me as well. As much as I love black, white and gray, I can’t deny, I sometimes daydream of perhaps changing up my bedroom a little and adding some nude moments to my Gray and White color scheme.

I have put together a little gallery of some inspirational vignettes, that definitely speak for themselves.

Have you been collecting some inspirational images featuring this trend and how would you incorporate pink into your space?  Feel free to leave a comment and share some pictures. I would love to see.

I’m definitely starting to think Pink!

XO – Márcia