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The Voice of a Vignette: Mel of Armoire, Pegs & Casserole

Hello everyone, welcome to Friday! Today is a new day and a brand new guest on the series, The Voice of a Vignette. It is my pleasure to introduce to you (if you aren’t already familiar with her) Mel Chesneau of Armoire, Pegs & Casserole. I found Mel’s blog through my friend Elodie and I am so glad I did because her vision for life is inspiring and refreshing. When I asked Mel if she would share a moment in her home with us I knew it would beautiful and meaningful. I hope you enjoy this edition as much as I do, it isn’t often we get to travel to New Zealand!

A special thanks to Mel for taking the time to create a vignette that reflects the inner beauty as well as the outer. There is so much harmony in these photographs, and they serve a reminder to me to take this feeling out into the world today. 

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This small bistro table is my sacred place. Mostly, I work at the kitchen table in our open living room. It looks out over the deck far across a valley and towards the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. It’s where I admire the most exquisite sunsets and rainbows and find a lot of inspiration, but sometimes a busy family of five can interrupt that peaceful view and my thoughts. It’s at times like these, when I still have work to do that I retreat into our bedroom to this little marble topped bistro table that sits in the corner. Lately I find myself using this little place more often and it’s here that I rearrange little vignettes to suit my mood and to kindle my creativity. There will always be something living like flowers or a plant along with a sweet smelling candle that I like to burn while I work. I usually have a random photo or postcard on the wall; my latest is a photo by Bill Henson that I picked up years ago while attending his exhibition in Sydney. I particularly love the ethereal feel it brings to the vignette.


Thanks so much Jocelyn for inviting me to share the voice of my vignette today.


Mel xx

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I am off to Hamburg tomorrow night and will be checking in periodically while I am away.

Jocelyn x

  • June 16, 2014 - 1:00 am

    What is the Voice of my Vignette? | Armoire, Pegs and Casserole - […] the weekend it was my pleasure to be a guest at The Inner Interior for a regular monthly column called, “The Voice of the Vignette”. The concept is for a blogger […]ReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2014 - 1:06 am

    mel - Biggest thanks for your invitation and heartfelt introduction Jocelyn, I just loved putting this vignette together for this series. Lots of fun! Mel xxReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    caroline @trend-daily - Fabulous pics Mel! Love your little sacred corner-erg important with 3 kiddies! Have a great week ladies-and a great week in Europe Jocelyn! CxReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 4:30 am

      Mel - So so important Caroline! Hope you’re well, you seem so busy with your styling career xxReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    tina @ colourliving - Such beautiful Vignettes Mel.

    Thank you for describing where you work and sharing your sacred space. Having a candle burn and surrounding yourself with flowers and plants is a must, right?

    Love the wooden dolls head.

    Thank you ladies! xxReplyCancel

    • June 20, 2014 - 3:31 pm

      admin - Thank you, Tina for stopping by! I love candles too…I always dedicate my lighting of a candle to someone special or perhaps someone out there I don’t know. Thank you both for being who you are! You are both such a special gift in my life xxReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 4:31 am

      mel - It really is and I’m afraid it’s that until the day I get a studio in the garden just for myself. Flowers are always a must! xx MelReplyCancel

  • June 20, 2014 - 5:38 am

    anastasia - Beautiful vignette Mel – very calming…I enjoy creating Vignettes in my home, its a great way to group your most treasured items!ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 4:32 am

      mel - Thanks Anastasia, like you I find it quite therapeutic. Mel xxReplyCancel

  • June 24, 2014 - 6:04 am

    Mamta Bajaj - Dear Mel,

    Your Vignette are really amazing and speaks a lot about your view to place it there. It reflects the real mood and feeling as we can relate ourselves with it.
    Mamta Bajaj
    Interior Designer

    • July 11, 2014 - 4:38 am

      Mel - Hi Mamta. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and so lovely to meet you here! Mel xReplyCancel

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