My dressing table soon became my little relaxation haven, it wasn't easy to find when you don't have a lot of space to play with. Most dressing tables don't have a lot of storage when it comes to the typical white french furniture, though beautiful they just aren't practical. However once I spotted the Fleur Blanche range - designed with small rooms in mind it wasn't long before I was mixing creams and whites together. The entire area has been 'worked' on over the past 18 months with many shopping trips and rearranges.
My most recent addition to the vast French Style Furniture in my room has been this elegant stool. Since buying the table my previous black velvet chair was far too high. Every time you were to move you would bang your legs. I believe it's impossible to find a stool more beautiful than this mini stool* from Out There Interiors. The untreated cotton padded seat, brass studs, lace trimming and intricate detailing to each of the four legs is stunning. In a matter of minutes I sat proudly at my finally finished sat up....and my work is still in one piece!
The mirror to my set up ended up a complete bargain, I wish I'd looked here in the first place. At just under £20, Dunelm came to the rescue. The mirror I had before was ugly, small and up to high on the walls. To give the simple mirror some character I ordered a third garland from Melody Maison. Cream garlands are wrapped round my bookcase/shelf unit, with a white garland being more fitting and cheaper for the mirror.
You can't help but notice the large monstrosity sat on the right hand side of my dressing table. Here lives my entire makeup collection, minus a few products kept in the below drawer for review purposes. Each of the eight Muji drawers hold a particular product, Foundation, Blusher, Bronzer, Lipstick and so on. Muji drawers for me personally are the most practical way of storing everything. They're easy to clean, add to and rearrange. I used to store palettes in one of the drawers before needing more space, if you're familiar with Muji you'll know how fast double, wide drawers sell out and take forever to come back in stock. While shopping in Asda I noticed their home section had started to stock vintage pieces, one being this Letter Rack at just £7. Sitting behind the letter rack you'll find a beautiful fake bouquet from Melody Maison to fill in the gap between the dresser and wardrobe. My makeup brushes have seen some changes over the last year, once stored in sigma travel holders, they now sit in glass tumblers from Morrisons and wait for it....Recycled Lil Let's tubs that launched way back last year with floral clips from Newlook added for detail.
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