what makes a great vignette



good morning gang! how’s your week going so far? we’re running around getting ready for a photo shoot on friday and monday.



in the meantime we’ve got to shoot at home a little but even though it’s filled with pretty things it’s sort of hard for me to capture what i want in my own place.



fortunately there’s an endless source of inspiration out there! i think you know where i go by now but if not…it’s pinterest! i’m studying the creativity of the settings combined with the science of photography and hopefully will come up with some good images of my own today.








till then, i hope you get that magic shot if you’re after it too…and pin it! have a great day!

February 6, 2013. Photography, Vignettes.


  1. Nikon replied:

    You have such an amazing eye for picking the right photos!

  2. Peggy Braswell replied:

    love these shots + Nikon is right, you do have an amazing eye! Greetings from LA xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  3. shannon replied:

    Thanks for the photos. Sometimes picking out what to put on TOP of furniture is more difficult than picking out the furniture itself. But you provided some great ideas.

  4. Dee Dee Mozeleski (@BubblesDeux) replied:

    I feel like I want to move into all of these pictures because they are so stunning!

  5. Vicki Archer replied:

    I do so love vignettes Claudia… making them, shooting them… pinning them… Have fun with yours… xv

  6. Jullie Joy Dodds replied:

    See this is why i love you so, I love creating vignettes but few friends would even know what i meant,

  7. Marilyn replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    This post is inspirational and oh-so-pretty!
    (And I’ll have a Maker’s Mark manhattan, please.)

  8. Shell Sherree replied:

    A piece of translucent furniture was right up around the top of my wish list, Claudia, but now I want exactly those ones in your first photo! And the light is amazing, too.

  9. Heidi replied:

    I love your coffee table trays…..all of these were wonderful displays!

  10. Rebecca Grace replied:

    Those vintage monogrammed linens are to die for… And the wood floor in the 2nd picture is amazing — ANYTHING would look great on that floor. Happy photo shooting!

  11. Trish replied:

    Hi Claudia. One of my favorite vignettes is your petit chandelier I bought from OKL hanging from a pole between two Swedish grey chairs in my living room. I will have to post the photo as is…even though it needs to get hung in my daughter’s room, eventually! Merci…Trish

    • Cheri replied:

      Beautiful vignettes! I love the trays too! Lovely and inspiring!
      Curtain Lady Design

  12. Madeleine replied:

    Congrats on the mention in House Beautiful’s Valentine’s gift suggestions! That puff is AMAZING!

    Here is the link:


  13. Corporate Housing Barcelona replied:

    Your blog is outrageous! I mean, I’ve never been so entertained by anything in my life!

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