How to Make a Hol­i­day Vi­gnette

Cottages & Bungalows - - Cottage -

1. A state­ment piece. Pick an item with char­ac­ter that you love and build around that piece.

2. Height. Bal­ance your vi­gnette with vary­ing lev­els. Make sure it prop­erly fills the space you’re us­ing.

3. Lay­ers. Dif­fer­ent tex­tures and col­ors work to­gether to cre­ate an over­all bal­anced pic­ture.

4. Some­thing nat­u­ral. If it feels a lit­tle off, add green­ery, pinecones or hol­i­day berries for a fresh fin­ish.

rib­bons and pops of red, while oth­ers, like a long bough draped over a hutch, are left com­pletely nat­u­ral. The ef­fect of the sim­ple green­ery is both whim­si­cal and calm­ing. A pair of ice skates, a bas­ket of pinecones and some hang­ing red hats fin­ish the de­light­ful scene.

MAKE YOUR OWN

With an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for all things hand­made, Michelle cre­ated sev­eral of the hol­i­day signs her­self, in­clud­ing one right out­side the front door made from an old cab­i­net face. She paired the sign with a red vin­tage oil lamp to com­plete the vi­gnette.

Chalk­boards and hand­made signs al­low you to per­son­al­ize your home for the hol­i­days with mes­sages that res­onate with you and your fam­ily. In the kitchen, a sign cre­ated from a tem­plate reads,

MINT GREEN DREAM. The steel Youngstown kitchencab­i­nets added some­time in the 1950s are cool year round, but they truly come alive dur­ing the hol­i­days whenthey cre­ate the per­fect Christ­mas color pal­ette.

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