Creating a Fall Vignette
Story by Brooke Fedigan
Photographed by Laurie Szostak
A vignette is really just a fancy word for grouping a display; to elaborate, it’s a grouping of home décor and design pieces to make a statement. I love to decorate in vignettes because they can be easily changed and rearranged, especially when I’m celebrating the different seasons. Fall is no exception.
I’d like to go down on record and say that fall is my favorite time of year, with its warm(ish) days, cool nights and all the brilliant colors that surround the season—and I love to bring that vibrancy into my home décor. A fall vignette? Yes, please! Even better, one that can celebrate the season through Thanksgiving.
My rule of thumb is to mix old with new, living with dried, textures and finishes; a broad measure, but a design inspiration to go by. A container isn’t always necessary when creating a vignette, but certainly a good starting point. I used this old wooden toolbox that I picked up at Bottle Shops Antiques on Rt. 44 in Salt Point. Oranges, plums, browns, oh my! Bring on the color. Mums and fall go together like peas and carrots, so naturally, these cheerful plants are a must. Along with a trio of autumnal plants, hearty squashes have a long shelf life and can be arranged as live elements in the mix as well.