Tuesday, July 29, 2008

dressing rooms

One feature that I really love in a house is a dressing room - a little private space thats all your own to make yourself pretty or just escape from it all! I think for my own I would like to have my desk in there surrounded by cupboards housing all my clothes -perhaps a small tv and a window looking out to a garden. I guess what I'm really after is a den / closet! They can be masculine or feminine as seen above

I especially love mirrored closet doors like these below. a dressing room from James Radin via 'cote de texas' last month.

Do you think it's silly to have a dressing room like this or important, obviously a luxury? I suppose there are many places one can escape to -where is your refuge?

13 comments:

pve design said...

A friend of mine has one like this and I always ask if we can play dress-up there! It is like having your very own shop of serendipity. I want one! It is after all so grown up!

Beth said...

the last 2 pictures are absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!! wow, what I wouldn't give for one of those...and I think it would be fabulous to have a dressing room....full of shoes.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I would give anything to have a proper dressing room. In my new apartment I had an anguished inner argument over turning the guest room into a dressing room or setting it up for guests. The latter won, alas. But things might change.

Be the change..... said...

AAL -I thought about that situation. I think I would outfit the room as a dressing room with a daybed for guests. I suppose then few times I had a guest I could just take the clothing I need for the length of their stay to my room! Then again, I suppose that depends on how often you have guests and if that is feasible or not!

Anonymous said...

My dear friend has a beautiful dressing rm with light wood cabinetry and three way mirror. There is a steamer and iron in cabinet, and even a little flat screen tv to watch from her settee. The size is about the same as an average bedrm. Me? I use my guest rm as dressing rm per btc as my cottage is tiny. A very fun post. Ginny

L said...

My dear friend Susie has a dressing room--her husband built it for her. She's a wonderfully witty, eccentric, British actress here in Pittsburgh, and I lived with her when I was in my early twenties. She taught me that it's perfectly acceptable to have glamour and posh in your everyday life.

Every time I'm at her home, I ask to see her dressing room. It never gets old!

with love from Pittsburgh...

Hooked on Houses said...

I would kill for a dressing room like this! These are lovely. I do have a big walk-in closet that I use, but it hardly compares. *sigh* -Julia

Cote de Texas said...

I once was in a house that had a closet to die for - the house was to die for - but the closet - omg. all behind gorgeous little french painted doors. so feminine, so exquisite. it was octaganol I think - or maybe just oval - I can't remember that detail. It was the first time I was in a house with a closet like that before. breathtaking!

Be the change..... said...

Sounds like everyone has friends with lovely dressing rooms -time for us to work on getting their own! L, I thik there is a place for glamour and posh. if it embaresses you, then a private dressing room is the perfect place to indulge!

My Notting Hill said...

ooh - to have a dressing room! Love the ones you've selected. Michele

Pigtown-Design said...

I would kill for one, too... At my old house, which was 9.5' wide, i used the second bedroom as a closet/dressing room. then i had to convert it into a guest room, and mourned the loss of my space.

Birds in the Garage said...

Ooo!
Would love to have more room in my closet, and these are to dream about!
Thank you for sharing these. :)

Anonymous said...

where can I find the glass pendant light that is in the picture of the mirrored closet doors? I saw that light in another photo from the Flor catalog and can't find it anywhere, pls kindly advs. if you know/