Another example of gathering your favorite collection and transforming it into a charming statement in your home. This lovely Rose Divider came into Designer Consignment the other day, and inspired me to hunt for roses. Being that the divider had a vintage feel to it, I pulled it together with this wonderful Vintage Writing Desk, which happened to have a floral accent carved into the drawers. I added a few Antique Rose Ceramic Lamps and some great floral storage boxes to complete the overall Rose inspired Treasure Hunt! Of course I always like to look for the unexpected, and the Mini Floral High Chair fits the bill! This grouping would be great in a hallway, corner of a guest's bedroom or even a Kitchen nook for reading those cook books...
I had an old Armoire that I put to the wayside for a while since it was not being used as a TV cabinet. I love the style of the armoire and wanted to repurpose it for something new and exciting. It happened to be the holidays and entertaining came to mind. So I turned my Armoire into a Trendy Bar for the Holiday Season. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
Designer Consignment recently received a Stanley Hutch and it was beautiful on its own, but not getting the attention it deserved…so my inspiration from my own experience and some great wine canvas art that came in yesterday, made me whip this Modern Bar together in a flash. Some favorite Crystal Glasses and Decanters can fill most of the space and make for a wonderful showcase. The wine canvas art and the Metal Basket for the Vino added interest. What a great way to refresh and old Hutch, Cheers!
So you have probably seen those great gallery walls in magazines, such as Pottery Barn. Have you thought…that would be nice but where do I start? It is really quite simple if you break it down. Here are some Basic Guidelines:
- Find your “Inspiration Piece”
- Tell a Story with your collection
- Make sure there is balance to the wall
Your inspiration piece could be an architectural element you found in your travels or your favorite family picture. This should be your focal point, so I like to start with this piece, center it at eye (gallery) level to make a statement. Tell a story with your collection. It may be a Family tree, your collection from your favorite destination such as Paris (which my heart sings for), or a theme that speaks to you. Balance is the most important factor. This will allow you to be eclectic and free to use what you love and mix it all together.
Being the Decorator (or AKA “Ginger the RE-Arranger”) at Designer Consignment, I have to say, I feel like a Kid in a Candy Store! I can walk around this store and find many treasures that look like they have been together forever, which make my favorite collections, those eclectic ones no one else has. Here is how I put together this wall Gallery Vignette for Designer Consignment…
I started looking for my “inspiration piece”, that being a lovely framed Vintage style Botanical art print. So I decided the wall inspiration would be “the love of Nature”. Next, I needed to pull anything that caught my eye and told a story about nature and its elements. I found this unique “tree trunk” table and used it as the furniture piece that would be great in an entryway! Now if that doesn’t say nature…what does, right?
In picking my favorites, I looked for similarity in weight to give balance to my wall, remember don’t worry about different frames or colors, rules don’t apply if you have one common factor in place and balance, my common factor being a theme. I like to add a few mirrors and I used a mosaic sconce above the main picture to bring depth to the wall, find as many small pictures or pieces that you can to fill in the open areas after placing all the large ones. Let the heavy pictures balance each other on each side.
The table toppings carry the story on with the rustic texture of the Terra Cotta pots and the amazing book I found that happened to be titled the Amazing World of Nature…Perfect as an accent piece (telling the story in words)! A lamp to add warmth, and the little details I love, like the mini pot with a glass votive inserted inside for ambiance or using a vintage rocker as a plant stand.
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Just remember to have fun with it all and everything will turn out ok!
Till next time, Ginger
At Designer Consignment, we're excited to announce the return of our showroom galleries including select items of consignment furniture and consignment home decor. Ginger has also been hard at work adding to our ever growing vignettes gallery which contains fantastic ideas for living spaces large or small. Check out the new consignment furniture gallery, consignment home decor gallery, and vignettes and inspiration gallery by clicking the images below, or selecting your favorite gallery from the Pages link in the top navigation. Enjoy!
An inspiring arrangement of consignment interior decor and consignment furniture are stylishly arranged in this fresh idea just in time for Spring! [gallery link="file"]
Designer Consignment Featured in Shawnee Magazine
In the Winter 2010/11 issue of Shawnee Magazine, Designer Consignment was honored to have a feature article written up about the store and the success they have been having despite a down economy. Click the image below to read the article online starting on page 10.
Refurbishing Keeps Our Past Alive
In order to encourage the reuse of furniture in need of some loving care, we are now featuring some furniture with “Good Bones and Character” for refurbishing projects. At Designer Consignment, we feel it is important to recycle good wood furniture, and keep the character of the past within our homes.