May 21, 2012

by English Muse

Morning friends. How are you all today? I hope you had a wonderful week and that you feel rested and ready for the week. Today I have Vignettes on the brain, or table scapes as some like to call them. I love a beautiful collection of objet as much as the next gal, and today I am going to share some tips on how to compile a great one.

You love all you little bits and bobs so much. It’s easy to succumb and display them all at one. This approach runs the risk of looking cluttered and un-edited. Rather use the ‘rotation system’. Only display a selected group at a time. That way, you won’t tire of them as quick. Changing table displays is a also a great way of giving as room a quick mini redo.

Display like coloured items together. Tis will make a bolder statement and is pleasing to the eye. It is also a quick and easy way of to add a burst if colour to a neutral space.

Remember, you can use everyday items to create a beautiful display. Why not use a combination of makeup, jewellery, perfume bottles and the like to create a feminine vignette on your dressing table.


Books are very handy in generating height in vignettes. Use piles of large books on a coffee table to transform it from a bland surface to an interesting feature.

Simplicity is key. Sometimes, the simplest of collections can be the most striking. Group objects to tell a story.

Mother Nature is your friend. Potted plants, cur flowers or other organic elements to add texture, interest or colour to a vignette.

What is you secret to the perfect table scape? 

All styling and decorating done by of Beauty and Love aka me, and photo’s taken by Gregor from Gap photography.


I hope you are inspired,

Ciao, Lelanie.


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4 Responses to “Creating the perfect display.”

  1. Ohmygoodness! You read my mind! This weekend as I was antiquing/thrifting I was thinking about how I want to group things together in my future house without having them look too thought out. I love your tips! Can’t wait to try them out.

  2. Teresa says:

    Definetly inspiring. Thank you for sharing! The right ammount of whimsical and the enough space to insert your own.
    Lovely! Wishing you a Lovely Week,

  3. Katie says:

    I always have the worst time editing my collections when I display them! Yours look so elegant and feminine–I love it!

  4. Hey guys. I am so glad I could help. If you’d like, you can send me a pic of your display at, I would be happy to give some personal advice.

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