Welome back to the One Week Challenge! This is Week 3 of the challenge to transform a room in six weeks and I’ve spent the last few days styling a foyer vignette on the chest in the back entryway. If you missed the first two posts you can catch up here. For Week 1, I showed you my vision and plans for the space and in Week 2 I revealed the essential furniture pieces. Now I’m moving into the more decorative phase where I begin to accessorize.
My vision for this space coincides with my overall design sense, as I try to ensure incorporating all of the key elements that define my style. Most of my favorites are duly represented, with gilding and patina leading the charge.
The three mercury glass candlestick holders lend a note of shimmer, which balances nicely against the more aged and worn components. Crystal bobeches take the theme one step further.
The palette is soft and nearly neutral, giving the vignette just the mood I was hoping for. I’m striving for fresh and current, while channeling a look that honors the past.
The most important item is the little gilded box, which I’ve kept by the door for many years. I’m a staunch believer in using beautiful objects to store our things and keep us organized. This box corrals our keys so that we always know exactly where to find them after breezing in and dropping them off. (Ok, truth be told, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come home to find several rings of keys right *next to* the box!)
The mossy orbs are a lovely way to add greenery to a small vignette. This chest is quite small and there are no windows in the room, so it’s difficult to keep fresh flowers here. The inclusion of moss keeps the grouping from looking too sterile and colorless.
The mix of materials and textures offers the interest I was looking for.
The garden statue is one of my favorite pieces and I think it gives the vignette, as well as the entire space, its essential character. I’m utterly smitten with chippy patina and will be looking for more of these vintage statues.
The crystal and mercury glass works so nicely playing off the warm-toned gilded mirror.
Peeking out between the candlesticks you can glimpse the little teacup painting I’ve tucked against the mirror. The gentle floral pattern on the china is a nod to one of my defining elements.
A vintage silver sugar bowl is put to good use, raising one of the mossy balls to a more varied height.
This is precisely the type of vignette that makes me smile when I arrive home, as it includes so many of my favorite elements. Next week I’ll move on to another section of the room, so be sure to stay tuned as the room progresses. Please also take the time to visit some of the other links in the challenge, which can be accessed by clicking on the logo below.
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- White cane back chairs
- White chest (similar, in fact I like this one better… ;-))
- Mercury glass candlesticks
- Gilded box
- Cherub garden statue
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