Fashion on Friday: I’ll Be in My Dressing Room

A few weeks ago, I showed you my first world problem of a dressing room – yes, I have a dressing room in the smallest room in our house and I love it! After a disastrous consultation with a fitted wardrobe company, Chris and I went to old-faithful IKEA to cost the project up.

It was so reasonable, we placed the order that day.

Shelves, drawers, and a valet hook which has already proved very useful in outfit planning and actually getting my ironing done!

I am not being paid to say any of this, by the way! I do not pretend to be an interiors expert (for that, please visit my bestie at Fabric of My Life) but I knew I wanted to turn the room into a large, open wardrobe and that I wanted it to be white.

A happy corner containing handbags and dresses ready for early spring (the florals, oh the florals!)

Using the PAX system and the help of a very helpful staff member who put the whole thing together on screen using the dimensions of my room, I was able to build the ginormo-wardrobe that I wanted. This was all at around one tenth of the cost of the first quote we had received! It even lights up and creates an art installation of my clothes.

Winter dresses and separates, tartans a-plenty

My favourite things in this arrangement are the compartmentalised drawers, perfectly organising my jewellery, gloves, belts, and other accessories. So many of these things were tucked away in boxes or shoved into large drawers and forgotten. With these shallow, organised drawers, I can actually see what I have and wear the beautiful things that I have collected. It has already made me a little more adventurous in my dressing.

I adore this glass shelf above my jewellery drawer. Those Louboutins were my wedding shoes and are just too pretty not to have on display. The leopard print chap is Yorick. He was fabulous, Horatio.

A close-up view of my jewellery drawer. A genius invention.

I’ve finally been able to arrange my vintage gloves!

Belts, bangles, and bits.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted a mirror with light bulbs around it like they have in Hollywood. The dressing table was an inexpensive Amazon purchase; the mirror was a little more of an investment. It is German made and the bulbs are LED ones that can be dimmed using a dimmer switch and do not heat up at all. One has to admire the German efficiency in the two extra bulbs that were sent with the mirror – how perfect!

My dressing table.

I cannot resist a peek inside the drawer. A visit to Home Sense sorted me out with a few different acrylic make up trays, which have proved the perfect solution to make-up rolling and rattling around in a drawer. A place for everything and everything in it’s place.

It’s a special kind of person who will get a kick out of this picture. I do love an organised drawer!

The wallpaper is an Art Deco inspired design from Graham & Brown and I love it. The white is pearlescent and it has a subtle sheen that is beyond glamorous. As a heads up, this is not a wallpaper for beginners and I spent a few days getting this up on the walls but all of the effort and tantrums were worth it for this.

I picked this huge leaner mirror up from eBay and wall mounted it. It is huge compared to my last mirror! I’m still getting used to it!

Nice big gold mirror. Not quite Versailles but as close as I could get off eBay! Notice also King Charles II who hangs from the airing cupboard door and keeps a small stuffed eye on everything.

This weekend, the task at hand is to fit my roman blinds – it would be lovely to be able to get dressed and undressed in my dressing room without traumatising the neighbours!

Stay gorgeous!