Dressing table loveliness
If you're a regular reader, you'll know that I have developed somewhat of an obsession with make-up & beauty (exhibit A: look at all those make-up brushes) so a dressing table has become a must when it came to choosing a dressing table, I struggled to find one I liked, that was narrow enough and not too pricey.
After lots of online research, I found this one from Maison Du Monde. It's actually a console table but I use it as a dressing table and I don't think you would know (except now I've told you!). The grey goes perfectly with the feel of the bedroom where I stick to calm & relaxing colours.
There is a good-sized drawer with in-built stoppers to stop it falling out when you open it wide -very handy. My one criticism is that the surface is very delicate. The matt paint finish looks lovely but it is not very robust. But then again, it's not meant to be a dressing table, it's an occasional console table. It doesn't stop me loving it but it's something to consider. If I bought it again I would add some wax, varnish or maybe even a glass top to protect it.
The curves of the legs really complement the bed even though they are from different shops. I found the stool on Loaf.com and like the contrast of the white with the grey. It's super useful because if you lift the cushion, it has storage inside. I find it's perfect for my hair tools!
On the dressing table itself, that's where I add the pops of colour. When I saw this set of drawers, I just had to have them. They are from Oliver Bonas and sold as jewellery storage but I use them for my everyday make up. I organise it by product type - concealer, base, mascara, blush/highlighter etc all have their own drawer so, in a morning when I'm in a rush, it's easy to reach for things quickly.
If you're an avid Instagrammer or at all into interiors, you can't have failed to miss the buzz surrounding these Aldi lamps, short & tall. They're sold out online (I did not know Aldi did online!) but might still be available in store.
It's very similar to my one from Oliver Bonas which I love but sadly cost a few pounds more, £35 more to be precise! There are differences particularly with the base, but the Aldi one even comes complete with the bulb which the Oliver Bonas one does not.
Sadly, just over a year ago, there was a fire at the house which forced some redecoration. A fire is not a nice thing to go through and not something I would ever recommend, but please, please, please make sure you have good insurance. Not having to worry about the financial side, made a horrible situation a tiny bit more bearable. If I'd had to worry about the money, I'm not sure how I would have coped. Please get insurance!
Anyway, on to happier things. When it came to choosing the wallpaper behind the dressing table & bed, there was no doubt in my mind, I wanted exactly the same wallpaper as I had before. It was there when I bought the house and I really love it. It's from a company called Rockett St George and is part of their Engineer Collection, and whilst it's generally hung vertically the horizontal look is a perfect backdrop behind the bed.
If you want to see the whole bedroom look, you can read my post all about it here.
What do you think? I'm always looking for new ideas for my dressing table set-up and would love to hear from you if you have any recommendation, general feedback or even a suggestion on things you would like to read about, do leave me a comment below or get in touch.
Thanks for reading. Until next Sunday....
From Charlotte x
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