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Happiness is. . . a Beautiful Vignette

By 06/06/2009November 29th, 20228 Comments

My blogger friend Brooke Giannetti at Velvet & Linen just had her home in Channel Islands Harbor published in C Magazine. Click here to see the whole post. She is a luxury designer in California who has a stunning blog with a huge following!

C Magazine via Velvet & Linen

I just love the chandelier and the old doors with vintage oil paintings attached to them. And what really drew me in to this space was the charming vignette of mercury glass on her dining table! I am always looking for unusual ways to dress a dining room table and I had seen those balls-on-stands in my travels but wondered where they would ever go? Well here they are with the vases and candlesticks and the white hydrangeas, looking so at home.

Notice how one chair has been casually placed on an angle to get the centerpiece in the photo? These are the details that are so important when photographing interiors!

Have a happy weekend everyone!
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  • DesignTies says:

    Brooke is such a fabulous designer and such a kind lady 🙂 Both of her homes are stunning — I'd move into either of them in a second!!

    The vignette of mercury glass pieces on her table is really pretty. I've never really known what to do with those ball things either!!

    Thanks for checking out my interview with Jamie Drake. I knew you'd enjoy it 🙂


  • Velvet and Linen says:

    Blushing big time, Maria.
    You know how much I love your blog! To see my dining room here is unbelievable!
    I've got to show Steve.
    You made my weekend 🙂

    xo xo xo xo

  • Linda/"Mom" says:

    * Yes, I totally agree~~~ Brooke is a SHINING STAR! She's got SUCH incredible talents (Oh! What a keen eye!)~~~ and, beautifully, she never "flaunts" it. That makes her #1 in my book!

    Best to you for a lovely weekend, Maria!

    Linda in AZ *

  • Ideezine says:

    Exceptional interior design without splashing water in your eyes using nautical red, white, and blue wide stripes etc.

    It feels more italian villa lake front, very fresh, inviting summer feel.

    Vignettes are extremely important as well as photography to capture personal effects and remind you that it's someone's home. They're sharing it with you.


  • guylaine rondeau says:

    hey maria… i also read her blog last night and i LOVE her house… the colour palette she used throughout… and all the beautiful little vintage pieces she collected and carefully integrated in her design. – you know how i love antiques!

    i love the vintage doors too and what she did with them (so creative)… the chandelier (what a beauty)… and yes i had also noticed that the photographer moved the chairs a little! 🙂
    however i didn’t know what those balls were… but now i do! (the vignette of mercury glass)

    that woman has impeccable taste! 🙂

    happy weekend my dear!

    ps. shelora has now requested your contact info (i’ve copied you on my response to her) – i know you’ll make her house spectacular for vacation rental – and for the coming olympics!

  • Lisa says:

    Always so great to visit Velvet & Linen. You know, when I think about my dream house…One thing is for sure my design team would have to be Brooke, Steve, & Maria!
    Thanks again Maria for the COLOUR ME HAPPY button! It has a cheery spot at TLPC.
    Have a great weekend.
    XO Lisa

  • Brillante Home Decor says:

    We all love Brooke's blog, she has style. The vignette you have chosen is perfect.
    Enjoy your Sunday, Maria, and I am looking forward to see you soon.

  • Christine says:

    That is beautiful! I love her blog too. And the mercury glass, I would LOVE a collection like that.

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