The Vignette Room

  • Rug Guide: Tips from Armadillo & Co

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    A rug is a great way to create warmth, make a focal point or just liven up a room.

    Purchasing a good quality rug is a worthwhile investment, as well as providing warmth to a cold floor, a rug can also bring a cohesiveness to a room and really complete the look.

    It's important to spend some time considering the colour, type of fabric and proportion of your chosen rug. With a few clever tricks, a rug can clearly define living areas and tie together your overall colour scheme. 

    We sat down with Jen Berlin from Armadillo & Co to get the insider tips and tricks for purchasing the right size rug for your space. These tried and tested layouts can anchor a room, helping you to achieve a design that flows well and is pleasing to the eye. 


    Picking the right size

    Generally, the rule is to choose the largest rug possible while still leaving space between the rug and the walls to highlight the flooring. This will make the room feel spacious, inviting and well designed. However, ensure you can still open doors and allow for any cut-off corners of the room, such as fireplaces.

    Furniture Placement

    Place furniture that backs against walls off the rug, regardless of whether you are designing a living, dining or bedroom space. This will help the room to feel more spacious.

    Living Room

    To pull together a living area, choose a rug large enough to sit fully or halfway under couches with any side chairs sitting partially or fully on the rug. Modular seating looks best when placed entirely on a rug with at least 20cm of rug visible behind. If you prefer to have a small rug, arrange the seating an even distance from it.


    Dining Room

    The best size under a dining table is about 60-70cm wider all round and in proportion to the table, accommodating chairs when people are seated. Place a round rug under a round table to accentuate the table shape and enhance the room’s overall design.


    Smaller rugs are often used in bedrooms. They can be placed on each or just one side of the bed, creating a soft, warm place from which to step in and out of bed. For a more luxurious look, place a large rug underneath the bed with a generous amount visible at the foot and sides. Keep bedside tables off the rug to highlight the floor and enhance the feeling of space.


    As well as adding softness, rugs can add colour and whimsy to children’s rooms. Tuck the rug slightly under the bed to ensure little feet can find it easily. In a shared bedroom, place the rug between the beds to visually connect them and create a central play space. Smaller round rugs work well in nurseries under or next to cribs or make smaller spaces feel intimate and playful.

    All Armadillo & Co rugs are available for order through The Vignette Room in standard sizes or can be custom made to fit your space. Browse the Armadillo & Co range here Contact us for information or for your free brochure.

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  • Candle Care - Tips for prolonging the life of your favourite candle.

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    Featured: The Luxuriate Pink Onyx Vessel with Rose Gold Insert

    We take great pride in the fact that each candle we stock here at The Vignette Room has been personally tested and chosen to ensure it covers all the factors you could want from a scented candle for your home.

    Each candle has a unique offering, whether it be a strong fragrance, it's chic vessel, the practical and affordable 'refillable' insert option or a combination of the above.


    Featured: Jonathan Adler Peace Candle - Gold

    We have compiled some care tips below to ensure you get the most out of your favourite candle.

    First Burn

    The first time you burn your candle, allow it to burn for 3-4 hours or until the surface has melted away to the sides. Let it reset completely before your next burn. Soy wax has a burn memory, so follow these burn patterns each time and this will help your candle burn more evenly and avoid tunnelling.

    Wick Care

    Each time you burn your candle, trim off the mushroom and trim to approximately 5mm to ensure an even and smoke-free burn. To assist in even burning ensure your wick is centred. If your wick becomes uncentered, gently reposition the wick whilst the wax is still molten. 

    Featured: Wick Scissors

    Scent Care

    To maximise the scent throw of your candle burn in desired space for 30 mins before entering and close windows to prevent drafts. To clean dust or smoke marks on top of the vessel, gently rub the surface with a soft cloth either dry or dampened with water.


    Always extinguish your candle with a snuffer, or dip wick into melted wax and then straighten wick to prevent smoking and splattering. Never leave a burning candle unattended or move a burning candle. To prevent overheating of the vessel, never burn all the way to the end.

    Featured: Malini Candle Snuffer - Brass

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    The Vignette Room’s first birthday picks

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    We’re delighted to announce that The Vignette Room is turning one!

    A year ago, we set out to indulge lovers of interiors with a store that offered a truly immersive shopping experience – where, just like in your own home, pieces should delight all the senses and be gazed upon, reclined on, cuddled, stroked and inhaled to really be adored. We’ve loved every minute of inspiring shoppers with dream interiors and we can’t wait for the next exciting year ahead.

    To celebrate our first anniversary, Tracey and Jennifer have chosen some of our favourite things. Of course, we could have selected 1200 of our most-loved items, so we think we’ve shown remarkable restraint here. We hope you enjoy these pieces as much as we do. Here’s to another 12 months of beautiful things!

    HUDSON by Greg Natale Credenza

    1. Stylish storage and a divine display solution

    Hudson by Greg Natale Credenza in White/Gold Leaf Detail

    “Greg Natale’s design and gold leaf detail – what’s not to love?” – Tracey

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    Armadillo & Co Latitude Collection Fez Rug

    1. A feel-good floor covering using Fair Trade practices

    Armadillo&Co Latitude Fez Rug in Natural

    “It’s the lush texture and palette of grey and off-white that elevates this contemporary spin on a vintage Moroccan rug.” – Jennifer

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    The Luxuriate Candle & Insert

    1. Ingenious ways to illuminate a room

    The Luxuriate Marble Candle Vessel and Refillable Inserts

    “This is such a clever idea, we wish we’d thought of it! Love the unique scents and robust marble, concrete and oak vessels. Invest in a couple so you can update with the seasons.” – Tracey

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    Seletti Hybris Ersilia Salad Bowl

    1. Traditional porcelain gets the modern treatment

    Seletti Hybrid Ersilia Salad Bowl

    “Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form Kintsugi – which means ‘to repair with gold’ – this bowl is part of a range that melds designs from east and west to create stunning combinations. Use it for salad, fruit, bits and bobs or simply as an eye-catching centrepiece.” – Jennifer

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    Villa Cushion

    1. Timeless comfort in a trio of classic hues

    Villa Tri-coloured Linen Cushion in Natural, Grey & Black

    “This is such a functional piece, fab on beds and sofas alike, with its textural finish, soft feather insert and versatile colour combination.” – Tracey

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    Palm Lamps

    1. Golden Age glamour to shed some light

    Coconut Palms Brass Table Lamps

    “I love a good palm tree piece! The intricate brass base paired with the simple black tapered shade makes these lamps a refined modern take on Hollywood Regency style.” – Jennifer

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    Tibetan Fur Throw White

    1. A textural treat for a sumptuous retreat

    Tibetan Fur Throw in White

    “Total indulgence. I’d have this draped over the end of a bed for Game of Thrones decadence!” – Tracey

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    Designer Boys Nightscape Prints

    1. Abstract art for instant impact

    Designer Boys Artwork Nightscape Series I, II & III

    “These striking black and white prints are the perfect trio for a dramatic dining room or entrance space.” – Jennifer

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    HUDSON by Greg Natale Lexington Occassional Chair

    1. A sexy piece for sitting pretty

    Hudson by Greg Natale Occasional Chair in Lexington

    “Classic shape, classic fabric, classic luxury: this chair looks great on its own in the corner of a bedroom, and twice as good as a pair in the living room.” – Tracey

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    Agate Coasters Blue Gold Rim

    1. Useful accessories in unique packaging

    Agate Coasters in Teal/Gold Rim

    “This set of 4 coasters is a great way to introduce natural, individual beauty to your table. I believe that each differently coloured set has an intended owner waiting out there.” – Jennifer

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    Ireland Bar Cart

    1. Gilt-edged gorgeousness for sophisticated serving

    Regency Distribution Ireland Bar Cart in Gold

    “How can you say no to a drink when it’s delivered in such style? With its strong lines and finish of mirror and gold leaf, this gleaming bar cart is definitely for displaying treasured items.” – Tracey

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    Jonathan Adler Tic Tac Toe Set

    1. A touchy-feely piece for tactile play

    Jonathan Adler Tic Tac Toe Set in Brass & Marble

    “Two of our favourite luxe materials, united in the form of grown-up, sophisticated, timeless fun!” – Jennifer

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    Have you spotted a favourite piece from The Vignette Room? Tell us your pick from our online or in-store treasure trove and how you’d style it in your dream interior in the comments below. Follow us on Facebook and we’ll style up a few of your ideas and post them there. Browse the full range here and take advantage of our special birthday offer: enjoy 5% off furniture and 20% off homewares and accessories until 12th August 2016. Use the code TVRTURNSONE to redeem your discount online.



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  • Winter is coming: Must-haves for a cosy bedroom haven.

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    With the winter weather well and truly here to stay, now is the perfect time to layer up your bedroom, stock the cupboard with snacks, cue up Netflix and hibernate the cold days away.

    We've done the hard work for you and curated the best snuggly knits, throw and hides to make your bedroom a cosy haven this winter.

    Tibetan Fur

    This divine Tibetan Fur bed throw provides a rich, textural and luxe feel not to mention mega warmth factor to your bedroom. Draped loosely over the foot or spread over the entire bed for lush Game of Thrones style.

    For the ultimate in snuggly chic, pair with matching cushions and lush velvet. 

    Tibetan Fur Throw The Vignette Room      Tibetan Fur Throw The Vignette Room

    Photos: Pinterest & The Vignette Room


    Velvet has made a huge comeback thanks to the divine Kip & Co ranges of bed linen, including quilt covers, pillowcases and cushions. We particularly love the rich 70's colour ways, including tobacco and silver. 

    Quilt covers double as end of bed throws, or layer velvet throws on luscious linen in a slept in fashion, just as sexy as summer bed head hair!


    Photo: Eadie Lifestyle


    Photo: The Vignette Room

    Moroccan Magic

    For warmth factor, you can't compete with the experts. These Gorgeous Woollen Pom Pom Blankets made by Berber Weavers of the Atlas Mountain Region of Morocco.

    Hand made in the traditional Moroccan style, they are extremely warm and contain natural colour variations adding to the already chic aesthetic. Whichever way you style these beauties, you really can't lose.

    Photo: Pinterest

    Photo: Pinterest

    Chunky Knits

    What screams warmth more than fond memories of your grandma and her knitting needles? Chunky woollen knit throws will channel these warm memories.   

    Adding texture and interest to the foot of the bed, these knits are best when in contrasting colour to your bed linen. Think steel grey throw on white linen, or vice versa for snuggle worthy results. 


    Photos: Pinterest


    We have to admit, we have gone a little hide crazy here at The Vignette Room this season. Reindeer hides, Icelandic sheepskins in every colour under the sun, deer hides, tibetan fur pelts and OMG my personal favourite the absolutely swoon worthy Himalayan Long Haired Goat Hides.

    There is a hide to suit everyone and every interior and in my personal opinion every bare surface you can find!

    Photo: The Vignette Room

    Photo: Pinterest

    Well, tonight I'm all set for a cosy night in with my favourite knitted throw, a hot cuppa and OITNB Season 4.

    Happy Hibernation! 

    Jen x





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  • 2016 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists

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    The Dulux Colour Awards now in it's 30th year has just announced the finalists for 2016.
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Finalists Alex Hotel
    Alex Hotel - Arent & Pyke
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Finalists Noble Hughes
    Noble Hughes Residence - David Boyle Architects
    The awards judged by a panel of leading names in Australasia's architecture, design and creative industries including Meryl Hare of Sydney's Hare + Klein Interior Design.
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Finalists Refectory
    The Refectory - Doherty Design Studio
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Double Bay House
    Double Bay House - Tribe Studio
    Judged in nine categories across commercial and residential interiors and exteriors the awards recognise inspirational thinking in the industry and imaginative use of colour.
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 - Doctors Studio
    The Doctor's Studio - Russell & George
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Centennial Park
    Centennial Park - Sage Colour & Style
    We're loving the soft pastel pinks, bold use of neutrals and the warm muted tones of green and gold.
    Dulux Colour Awards 2016 Noble Hughes
    Noble Hughes Residence - David Boyle Architects 
    Just check out that Palm Springs vibe, this house certainly has our vote!
    TVR x

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