February 7 Vignettes

The first week of every month, I ogle and drool at all the beautiful ‘7 Vignette’ pictures on Instagram. You know the ones, the artfully arranged flat lays of fruit & flowers, the chubby little children’s hands cupping a perfect cookie, or the light filled photo of curated & collected objects that tell a beautiful story. Here are some of the daily winners from February to give you a taste of what I’m talking about, click on the pic to take you to the IGers page.

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‘7 Vignettes’ is the creation of Jen from The Interiors Addict. Starting on the first day of the month, and running for 7 days, with daily photo themes or words, you post a picture and use the hashtag #7vignettes. Here’s a list of this months themes –10919313_1547568302166330_513958198_n

I’ve always longed to join in, but didn’t think I had what it takes. This year, in the interest of ‘no regrets’ I am doing all those things that I never had the courage to do. I am proud of my efforts, and I wanted to share them with you.

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Comfy.
Bright.
Matching.
Matching.
Living.
Living.
Fabric.
Fabric.
Neutral.
Neutral.
Cosy.
Cosy.

I decided to go with a secondary theme of my bed and bedside table to make my 7 vignettes cohesive. This is definitely not necessary, but I felt it was easier to control the 1001 ideas racing through my head if I restricted myself to one concept.

It looks like I have an amazing array of fabulous linens in these pictures, but just between you and me – there are all kinds of things masquerading as linen and throw rugs in these pics, for example the ‘neutral’ pic has a cable knit poncho pretending to be a throw. I didn’t buy anything, but just foraged things from around the house. You don’t need lots of fabulous decor items, or a professional camera (all my pics were taken on my iPhone), or a background in styling (nope), just a little bit of thought and 10 minutes a day (ok, 20 if you need to change the bed back).

It was great fun, the #7vignettes community is friendly, supportive and encouraging. I encourage you all to have a go next month!

Hayley x