Sunday, February 7, 2016

One Vignette At A Time


 I have a system for settling in after moving in to a new home.
Number one.  Do not live with unpacked boxes in the living area.
For instance, I have many more boxes to unpack, but they're in the garage.  
Instead, I focus on creating vignettes.  

 It gives me a sense of accomplishment to decorate and organize a room, one vignette at a time.
When I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, it motivated me to focus on the bar cart and stage it where before, it was just cluttered after the move.

Each vignette is a work in progress.  The entry looks good right now, but I may move the lamp to another location or find a more suitable place for the framed prints later.  

In the meantime, when we walk into the house, it feels like home.
No boxes to remind me of all the unpacking that's left to do!

In the kitchen, the open shelves are for the most part organized and practical.  
Dinner plates and bowls are within reach, right above the dishwasher.

I try not to think about all the other plates and dishes that I still own, stored somewhere!

There's always room for improvement.
I may or may not rearrange these shelves.

For now, it's all about display, but I've been thinking the lower shelf might be more practical with water glasses within easy reach.

At least the kitchen is pretty much finished.  
I even hung the prints that I purchased two years ago at the Paris Flea Market.
I've known forever that this is where they would live.

The living room seems done, but it's not.
I feel that it's not inviting yet.

 Bear doesn't care.  He loves sleeping in the sun!

And Oscar has claimed the sofa.
I've made a few mistakes in this room, which I'll talk about later.
I need to take this room back from the dogs, but unfortunately, this is where they wait for me when I'm gone.  Think dog hair on the velvet and scratches on those leather chairs....

Instead, I'll focus on creating a vignette for the piano top.
Those photos need to be cohesive with gold frames.
Working on it!

At least the living room smells wonderful, thanks to these Rubrum Lilies.

In the master closet, I finally got some organization done.
I corralled some candles and flowers on the island...

...and created a vignette of my favorite jewelry pieces and photos.
It's all coming together, but I'm taking my time and enjoying being creative again.
I can't wait to reveal more as we finally get more settled.

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27 comments:

Sarah said...

Delores, it makes me happy to think of you unpacking your treasures and creating a home in your new abode. Thanks for sharing with us. I love seeing what you've done. It's all so lovely. I know you are thrilled to finally be in your home.

gme said...

Thanks so much for this glimpse of what you've done. It's beautiful so far. Can't wait to see the rest.

Kathysue said...

You unpack like I do, I still have boxes in the garage and to be honest I am not sure where I will put the contents. To be continued. Everything is looking wonderful in your new home and isn't it fun opening up boxes and seeing some of your things, almost as if they were new. I am just now feeling like I can play house since we moved right before the holidays. I am enjoying the process, as I know you are too!! So happy for you,
xo Kathysue

Janet Garon said...

It looks like it's coming along nicely. I am curious if you will have your signature green in your new home? It looked so pretty in your former home.

Cyndy said...

It looks lovely so far. Thanks for the peek!

Sonia said...

How beautiful! Your closet is a dream and white lilies are my very favorite for perfuming a room.

sharon smith said...

So many things I'm dying over in your home. The closet, shell mirror, and Hermes blanket. I'm enjoying the photos!
Sharon

IlCalesse said...

Tutto di gran gusto!
Ciao
Luci@

Carol Chappell said...

Your home is just lovely. I especially like the books stacked on the table with the flowers on top. I have come to embrace scratches on my leather sofa and chair as signs of character.

gme said...

Good question Janet. I'm wondering the same thing. Where's that spectacular green velvet couch hiding?

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Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your home is looking fantastic. Each vignette warms the areas up. The dogs look so content and natural in the room. The first few marks on my leather chairs upset me but after a while it goes unnoticed. Looks like you're settling in very nicely.

Gina said...

Dear Delores, Everything looks so fresh and beautiful. You are so right...even in the chaos of moving there should always be a room that is finished, or almost finished, flowers and all. A place where you can sit and relax, any time of the day, and admire your hard work.

Who put that pillow under Bear's head?

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing your old pieces mixed with the new! I know you are enjoying this part of the journey -- creating these lovely vignettes and warm, welcoming spaces. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

Bonnie said...

Oh boy it looks great, Delores! And I knew you would start with the vignettes and they are sooo good. Keep going. Wish I was there so we could stay up all night doing vignettes! So happy that you are in your new wonderful home. B

Linda Grier said...

Lovely! Nice to know even you don't get everything done at once... What is the paint color on the wall of the entry and the area by the bar cart? Thanks.

Sammy said...

I love all the white next to the dark floors. So pretty and clean!

Dianne said...

Thank you so much for sharing! It's beautiful and I cannot wait for a final reveal.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That first arrangement is absolutely gorgeous. I need some fresh flowers!! Your kitchen shelves look fabulous! What street does your living room look out to? I'm with the dogs, I would hang out there too:):) Your new home is looking wonderful. I was like a crazy person when we moved in here getting all the boxes unpacked. Have fun, it really does bring the creativity out!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

PS, what I would give for that CLOSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

It looks beautiful! I cannot wait to see more.

Calypso In The Country said...

Your home already looks so pulled together. I love each vignette and space you have shown so far and your dogs look like they are settling right in. How precious! That closet is amazing!
Shelley

Patricia said...

I think I may have commented thi before, but it bears saying again - your previous home was so lovely, I thought it would be a 'difficult act' to follow - but I have to say that this home looks absolutely beautiful and already so welcoming and comfortable. I can't wait to see it's evolution! How are Bear and Oscar settling in ? They look quite comfortable and content !
May I ask where you order the beautiful natural fiber blinds you have hanging at your windows - they really are perfect.

hazel marec said...

Dolores,
You've come a long way! It looks beautiful!
I love the gorgeous antler frames. Where did you find them? They are unique and beautiful!
You really have a great talent for decorating! Your house is gorgeous.
Thank you for the pictures.
Laura

Sheila Irwin said...

Oh it's so, so nice to finally see some of this house that you've waited so long for! It looks wonderful Delores! I love the open shelves with all your cute ironstone and white dishes, and your closet!! Sigh... it is truly a dream come true:)

Glad you are enjoying it, and can't wait to see more!

Sheila
www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

Mary Ann Pickett said...

How lovely!!! It's so great to see you getting settled with all your pretty things!

kelrydel said...

Where did you get the round table and chairs? I need a new kitchen table and finding one that is round has been quite the challenge.

Thank you!

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