Photography Styling Challenge #3: Wall Vignette

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  1. Out of curiosity, is that grey pouf knitted?

    I like the first picture the best.

  2. I liked the first picture the best. An awesome concept of showcasing the wall. One day will join your contest :).

  3. Thanks for your feedback! That gray pouf is knitted, but not by me. 🙂

  4. Thanks for your feedback! You should definitely join our challenge – it’s been so fun! ~M.

  5. Will keep looking upto your pictures and future contests.

  6. Awesome! Just to be clear: this isn’t a contest. We have no winners or losers. It’s a challenge that we’re learning and developing our skills from. 🙂

  7. You wanted feedback so here it is :)… Really like the colours you used, the red chair in particular (redlovinpixie afterall). The backdrop colour works great with the red and pouf (which i have been toying with buying for nearly a year now) :)) The first and third are my fav. The second doesn’t do it for me at all. I think it is too minimal and not as interesting as the others. I have no doubt that you probably tried this, but I would maybe have liked to see one of the pillows on the chair in photo 3? For me, I think there is just one small piece missing in that image. Maybe it’s another book on the pouf under the lamp. Hmm although saying that and looking again I actually like it as is… I just wonder if the lamp is too tall… I guess we are limited to working with what we have. The first one to me is the most interesting. Simple yet styled. Love the choice of books too :). Even their spine colours work well in the image. My only comment, and this is because I style my books like this… I would have done them size order (anal retentive) hahaha! Honestly, I’m being super picky here because you asked me to be, when I actually quite like them as is. Maybe a vase of flowers on the chair or some herbs from your garden… The options are endless but needless to say, great challenge and my fav of yours by far 🙂 I wouldn’t be surprised if these get pinned A LOT! 🙂

  8. Awesomeness!!! Thanks, Ginny! I did try the pillow on the chair, as you thought I had, but the pillow was too big and poofy for the chair – sort of dominated the whole thing. So funny that everyone seems to like the first one! I just threw that one together, then thought I hated it so I rearranged it and then looked at them on the computer and thought it wasn’t so bad after all. Probably should’ve spent more time on it then. This is why the books are so lamely arranged. In the 3rd image, I like the simplicity of the colors, but yes, something about the lamp or something. I just couldn’t put my finger on it! Probably the lamp IS too big, although at the time of shooting I was thinking that the slimness of it would help to minimize the appearance. Oh well! And yes, the 2nd one is the most boring when compared to 1 and 3. I think the red chair against mint wall is a better contrast, which makes for a more interesting photo. Really appreciate your feedback! ~M.

  9. That was my thought about the pillow, could be too bulky on the chair. Great that you tried it though. I think the angle of photo 1 is good because you get to see the detail of the chair seat whereas in 3 it’s more face on. I would have liked to see what the pillows, chair and background would look like in a group. Maybe one or two under the chair. But again, probably too bulky. It’s fun though all the same!

  10. Thanks for letting me participate in the challenge! I’ve got my first post up so you’ll have to let me know how I did.

    I agree that your final photo was the most successful result. I love the combination of textures and the sleek lines of the chair combined with the equally sleek lamp. This is so fun! I can’t wait until next month.

  11. I think I could design a pattern to knit a pouf, would you mind if I used your picture so I could show people where I got the inspiration?

  12. Not at all! Btw, I got the pouf from Target. If they still carry it, you can go there personally to examine it. Good luck!

  13. Excellent :). I got encouraged from your post and clicked picture along the side of the theme with my cell phone. Will send it for sharing :).

  14. Great vignette, M. Love the wall. Is it wallpaper or textured?
    I like the first 2 pics best. The 2nd would have worked better with a little more color.
    There is something about the 3rd one, maybe the lamp dominates the pic too much? Did you try bringing more of the chair and taking the lamp to the side of the pic? Just a thought.
    – Anjana.

  15. Kal

     /  September 2, 2013

    I love the 1st one too! And I agree with Ginny, maybe some plant-interest… A teeny pot of basil, or maybe something with some sheen to it, like frog bit, or something. It might tie in nicely with the title you picked too 😉 These are awesome though- love that wall!

  16. I am so inspired by this! You totally rocked it. I love the textures and bold color choices. So. Good. Excellent work.

  17. Thanks so much for your feedback, Alison! I really liked yours and look forward to next month as well. So glad you’re having fun with this!

  18. I know, right! I can’t place my finger on the #3 either! I wondered if the lamp was just stupid, which is why I decided to throw in pic #1. #2 could def use more color, if you compare it to the other two photos, but I thought on its own, it had its own character and charm. I did not try the photo with the chair as the dominant feature… the lines of the chair, I thought, would be too busy against the textural wall. Speaking of which, that wall is paper, painted to look like architectural tin tiles. How’d I do? 😉

  19. When you are the photographer with a vision, you get so lost in trying to capture the ultimate image you’ve conjured up in your head that you lose sight of other possibilities. That’s why I appreciate everyone leaving their comments because you’re all seeing these photos with fresh eyes. I did briefly think about adding a plant, but then I never did and totally forgot about it until Ginny brought it up again! Silly me! I think, at the end of this challenge, I should have a go at this particular vignette again and see if I can’t jazz it up a bit more with all your input. Thanks so much for your feedback! ~M.

  20. Aw, thanks so much, Nicole! This was the challenge I felt the least confident about posting, so I’m glad to hear you liked it so much. ~M.

  21. Hiya! I’m not sure I understand your meaning about the photo and sharing it?

  22. Love your blog so much that I also just nominated you for the Versatile blogger award! I wanted to let you know 🙂

    http://myasmusings.com/2013/09/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  23. Careful with Pouf from Target…. I’ve purchased (2) in Charcoal & (1) in Linen:
    Charcoal for the ‘clubhouse’ and Linen for the family room; thinking “the kids will LOVE and our friends will salivate when they lay eyes on them.”
    With use, they become lumpy and awfully unattractive. I too, thought they were the PERFECT ‘little pieces’ to complete The Look; so long as they are admired more than used, you’re good to go! 🙂

  24. Thanks for the heads up! I thought they were really cute in the store, but when I brought it home, it was so short in relation to all the seating in my living room that we rarely sit on it. It just sits in a corner all forlorn… 😦

  25. Well, it doesn’t hurt to have a FEW pieces that aren’t exactly functional, but remain a fabulous little find nonetheless 🙂

  26. This is cool, you’ve got me inspired! I like the first one best, but they all look great 🙂

  27. Thank you! Are you inspired enough to join the Challenge with us? 😉 ~M.

  28. Great backdrop!

  29. I absolutely love that last picture. Is this a real wall or something staged for the photo? If it is your wall, what did you do to get that look on that wallpaper? I’m assuming it didn’t come that way. I’ve got lots of analyptic pages from wall paper books that I’m now thinking of using in some wonderful fashion. As far as the staging, I wonder if the last picture could show just a little more of the red chair. Picture #2 just not enough color.

  30. I staged the wall, just taped up the wallpaper long enough to shoot a few photos. You can read the tutorial on how to achieve this look at my post here: https://redesignedbym.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/diy-salvage-tiles/

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