Dining Room Summer Tabletop Vignette
The girls and I spent a wonderful day this week shopping. I found this amazing lamp at Goodwill. I knew it had a home in my dining room and would be create a good learning lesson for me in my endeavors to understand vignettes better. So this will be a step by step post on building a vignette, namely a tabletop vignette.
Number One – The Focal Point
From my research I read over and over that for a tabletop vignette the recommended focal point is something large – more times than not a source of light – such as a lamp.
Using the Golden Ratio Principle
Basically, the following items should reduce in size by approxiamtely half. So, next to the lamp the item should be about half the size of the lamp.
I tried two blue and white objects
Solution for short items
Build more and maybe the other items as well
I added another book which brought the egg shaped item too high for the bowl so I added a white planter turned over to bring height. This worked wonderfully, because it not only adjusted the height for the egg-shaped decor, but also for the other bowl. This brougnt my blue and white decor items into scale with the lamp.
Odd number of items
Adding interest and unity
The completed look
I like the way this looks. The colors and combination of items are pleasing as well as the arrangement. I can see how using the ‘Golden Ratio‘ also known as the ‘Golden Mean‘ in decor can be very helpful!
Add a Focal Point
Vary by height – scale
Group in odd numbers
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