Inspiration Only: Vignette

Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places, as was the case when I stumbled upon a storefront that was styled in the most genius manner:

Post 27 recently hosted a gallery event in their retail space entitled Vignette. The result? Dazzling vintage ephemera and classic furnishings paired together in a swoon-worthy combo.

My favorite look is the above image featuring clipboard wall art, quirky typography and a fall-inspired color palette.

Ahhhh, this will be one for the tear sheets indeed.

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6 Handmade Touches For Every Home

I've always been the biggest fan of quirky, handmade touches in one's home. Whether you have a knack for turning trash to treasure, or just love a great one-of-a-kind item, these ideas are sure to brighten even the dimmest of homes. Try one today!:

Vintage Wine Rack Turned Magazine/Newspaper Holder
Convert a restaurant style wine rack from your favorite spaghetti factory and call it a media rack. You'll look smarter in no time!

Crate Shelving
Have a few spare crates lying in your garage? Give them a face lift with mid-century-inspired stool legs and some crafty sculpting.

Doodle Recipes
This one's for you, artists! Grab a Sharpie and go to town on the inside of your spice cabinet. May you never forget Aunt Thelma's sugar cream pie recipe again!

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Over-Door Storage
The craftiest homeowner leaves no shelving unit unnoticed and that includes over-the-door space! Maximize your organizational techniques with this simple DIY.

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Rain Gutter Planters
Have a green thumb with a love for eco-friendly DIY tutorials? Try this rain gutter planter you can install on the side of your home (very ideal for folks with small yards!).

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Guest Dresser
Have a junky dresser with a missing drawer (don't we all?)? Place it in your guest bedroom to allow for towels, trinkets and space for your guests to sprawl. Beware — some may never want to leave after such a sweet welcome!

Proof that handmade touches can be quick and easy [on the wallet!]. Happy nesting!

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Vignettes Are The New Black

All Images: Agent Bauer

I actually just broke my own rule, which was to never say that anything was the new black. Yet it's true. Whether you're perusing glossies or blogs, design vignettes are all the rage and we're beginning to see the trend popping up in real life homes, as well.

I'm a bit at ends with this idea, to be truthful. Vignettes were once created and utilized by stylists to make rooms look more lived-in, more believable. It seems very few homes actually employed the concept of vignettes, simply because you guys — that is a LOT of stuff to dust.

Even so, with more inspiration than ever, we, as a society in love with imitation, are beginning to copy the looks of our favorite design mags. And I'm scared. Do I need to collect 150 antique mirrors now? Shall I keep my Czech glass necklaces hanging on the wall? Eh.

On one hand, the look is beautiful and I love the idea of surrounding myself with things I love.

On the other hand? Clutter.

I'm far from a minimalist, but I'm just simply not sure if I can wrap my head around displayed collection after displayed collection. I'm scared. And out of Pledge.

What do you think? Am I over-analyzing? (Probably.) Are you infusing vignettes into your home, and are you freaked out about the clutter?

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