A few days ago, I shared with you my lifelong love affair with my vanity.
No – not that kind of vanity. I mean, the love affair I have with my dressing table.
Today, I’m bringing you a few of my design tips that have made my boudoir one of my favorite places in my home.
To personalize my antique white vanity I have now, and to offset its stark neutral tone, I like to add some delicate elements of color.
One of the best opportunities to add color and whimsy, to a small space such as this, is to look at what utilitarian purposes you can maximize to dress the space up a bit.
In this case, I used this prime (and pretty) opportunity to do this with my makeup brush holders. Why not give those expensive investments, called brushes, a lovely home? I opted for julep cups and blue sea glass cups and votives.
I also mindfully choose what sits out on my vanity.
I like to display the prettiest products, and pieces that delight me most on top, where you- and everyone else – can see them. You can’t go wrong with products with pretty packaging, and laying out your favorite, colorful, eye-catching pieces of jewelry on display. Here, I have my favorite vintage 50s pastel, french colonial, floral necklace on my vanity, Tarte amazonian clay eyeliner (in a cute turquoise and gold pot), and my beloved Crème de La Mer.
As for practicality? I keep my most often-used products on top or in the top drawers for easy access.
Over the vanity, hangs a soft, powdery pink chandelier to add some warm lighting, which aids in makeup application.
Whatever your aesthetic, just be authentic to yourself. Think about what delights you, what inspires you, and what will make you feel most beautiful as you sit down for a few moments to become your most beautiful self each day.
I hope you begin a torrid, lifelong love affair with your vanity, as well.
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