Creating a simple neutral summer vignette with real and faux greenery for a console table, mantle, or shelf.
Hello! Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge!
What is the Pinterest Challenge?
This Pinterest Challenge is hosted by talented friend Cindy of CountyRoad407.com. Each month one inspiration photo is chosen and each of the participating bloggers use that photo to recreate something similar, but in their own personal style.
This month is all about styling a summer console table, mantle, or shelf.
If you are visiting from my friend Renee’s blog, Peacock Ridge Farm, welcome! I am so glad you’re here! Don’t you just love Renee’s French country style and her creative decorating ideas?
Our beautiful inspiration photo comes from Michelle of The Painted Hinge. I just love the layered look Michelle had created, using a combination of greenery, herbs, and flowers.
Elements from Michelle’s Photo
- Mix of textures
- Variety of Heights
Inspired by Michelle’s photo, I shopped my home, focusing on greenery, textures, and height to create a neutral summer vignette. Best of all, I didn’t purchase a thing!
My Neutral Summer Vignette
This antique cabinet was a recent addition to our living room. I originally bought it for our family room, but it didn’t fit the space well. We moved it into the living room and are using it for dishes, as well as a liquor cabinet. I am still not sure if I will paint it or refinish it. What do you think?
To create my neutral summer vignette, I first added my DIY topiary for some texture and height. I had used one of my Dry Brush Painted Flower Pots for the topiary. This is similar to the pots that Michelle used in the inspiration photo.
Next, I added a faux boxwood ball in a small pot that I had on my mantle, a larger plant in a mercury glass planter, and a small white kalanchoe plant from Trader Joe’s that was on my kitchen window sill.
To me, collected shells are a sign of summer, so I added a few to my vignette. I love the beautiful textures.
A couple of books and a simple candle complete the table top.
My friend, Anne Marie, had gifted me this large vase that had belonged to her aunt. Isn’t it beautiful? I placed it next to the cabinet and added a few faux eucalyptus stems for some more greenery.
Next up in this Pinterest Challenge is my friend Niky of The House on Silverado. I love her style and creative ideas! Please visit all of the links below. You’ll find inspiration in each one.