Thursday, April 30, 2009

Little pieces

I really, really enjoy interior photography (if you can't tell already). Part of what I enjoy about photographs of peoples homes are the little snippets taken, sweet vignettes of pieces of the space that feel special. I'm the type of person that likes to see the big picture...I want to know how all the little pieces add up. Today, though, I want to share little bits of well designed spaces. When I think about our new space, it can be overwhelming because there's so much blank space. To help abate the anxiety, I'm trying to focus on little areas and building them up in layers to create enjoyable places for your eyes to rest. I'll show you my space soon, but until then...here are some other people's handiwork.
This is vintage simplicity done right. I love the roughed up look of the vintage suitcases compared to the rich detail of the rest of the space.
source: Desire to Inspire
We have so many books and I'm having to keep finding more and more places to put them. I like the idea of a little clock placed on top of a stack of books.
source: emma's design blogg
During the summer, I miss having my boots laying about (sort of looking like they belong to the decor).
source: We heart it
After seeing this picture, I went out and bought two pieces of vintage luggage. The smaller piece is lime green and I placed it on my desk with a pink gerbera daisy on top. I say if you like an idea, take it, just remember where your inspiration came from.
source: We heart it
Why not? It works.
source: ShootFactory
I like that this individual is showcasing a piece most would try to hide.
source: ShootFactory
Do you have a favorite vignette that you've set up?

17 comments:

Rachel said...

My favorite in our slowly but surely decorated apartment, is the stacked salad plates with my grandmothers tea pot on top, on our dining room table. It's a good representation of old and new mixed. And of course, the fresh flowers to top it off!

LenkaLovee said...

lovee the first picture! :]

Kotori said...

I love how they have that print propped against the radiator... make it not seem so intruding in the room, more like another piece of art.

Also, I love to use books to decorate and create different levels in a little vignette.

PS~Erin said...

Vintage simplicity... Love that description.

Absolutely Not Martha said...

i especially like Suitcase With Flower.

Diana said...

This is a great reminder that not all decor needs to be in "perfect" decor. I always struggle because we have to most different pieces, too many books, and I am showing Scott this so we can have peace of mind!!!

ps
yes! show your place!! :)

paula said...

I rather like my entry way table. It's just so us.

Julia said...

All vintage items, well, almost all, seem to give an apartment/home instant class!

mme. bookling said...

love this entry...
i am a book FIEND and have taken to just using them as my decor with cute little piles all around, finishing them with a plant or vase or something on top. love this pic of the books.

erin said...

james has a pair of cowboy boots that he almost never wears, but we use them to prop open a door in our front hallway...i love coming home to see them there.

Hanako66 said...

these are all gorgeous photos!

Blair said...

Oh, these are all fantastic! Love the blue luggage with the cute flower on top-fantastic!

from the right bank said...

The first and last are my favorites. Can't wait to see your new place!

drollgirl said...

these are such fantastic shots and ideas! love them! sometimes it helps to compose areas in a smaller frame (camera) than seeing the big picture completely in front of you. i don't think i am making sense.

and i look forward to seeing what you do with your place. i know it will be great!!!

Patricia Torres said...

All the pics are lovely...

Courtney said...

Great photographs. I love all of these lovely & quirky decor ideas.

Currently, I'm moving from one temporary residence to another so I'll let you know my favorite vignette once I settle in one place! :)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These are gorgeous images. We have zero vignettes in our apartment, but I do appreciate looking at others'!

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