BEAUTY QUEENS

Make the most of your­self with th­ese lovely dress­ing ta­ble ideas

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Dress­ing ta­bles for all spa­ces and tastes

1. Bring the out­doors in

This pa­tio chair makes a con­trast to the sleek, mod­ern dress­ing ta­ble. The look is not too fem­i­nine, with fo­liage in­stead of f low­ers and min­i­mal clut­ter on the table­top. There’s lots of stor­age space in the drawers, which is per­fect for keep­ing cos­met­ics or­gan­ised. Decor by Lind­ley & Co.

2. Go girly and glam

A French-style ta­ble, vel­vet-but­toned ot­toman and clas­sic mir­ror all make for a gor­geous make-up space, like this one by Bron­wen Barnes In­te­ri­ors. Keep the table­top clut­ter to a min­i­mum and add a vase of fresh f low­ers to com­plete the look.

3. Mix and match tex­tures

A nat­u­ral wood dress­ing ta­ble gets a mod­ern up­date with a trans­par­ent ghost chair. Bring in some shine with a sil­ver­framed mir­ror, just as home­owner Sally Ives of the Silk and Cot­ton Co. did here.

4. Add his and hers mir­rors

Just as in an en suite bath­room, this dress­ing ta­ble by Lyrene Zim­mer­man of The Fur­ni­ture Guild has two mir­rors in­stead of one. It’s a great way to add more light to the room, par­tic­u­larly if the space is tight, and a stool takes up less space than a chair. Crys­tal drawer knobs and a tray of per­fume bot­tles add glam­our.

5. Use a plush chair

Go bold with a plush arm­chair as Kirsty Lind­ley of Lind­ley & Co did here. Add a slip­cover and change it up ac­cord­ing to the sea­son or ac­ces­sorise with a beau­ti­ful scat­ter. If you can add swivel wheels to the chair, even bet­ter.

6. Build it in

A dress­ing ta­ble needn’t be a sep­a­rate piece of fur­ni­ture. Many bed­rooms have dead space next to the built-ins, so get your car­pen­ter to add a table­top and drawers. In this in­stance, the mar­ble top was lit from be­low for a glam ef­fect. Sim­i­lar Onici Bianco mar­ble is avail­able from WOMAG.

7. Dou­ble duty

For her daugh­ter’s bed­room, An­gela Saffy of Ver­sa­tile In­te­ri­ors turned a black desk into a dress­ing ta­ble just by adding an on­trend round mir­ror. Clever stor­age works to keep cos­met­ics and sta­tionery hid­den away, while the strik­ing lamp adds a con­tem­po­rary touch.

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