Beautiful dressing tables
The term dressing table originally applied to a small table with two or three drawers, and for this reason a writing table and dressing table were one and the same. It wasn't until the 19th century that the dressing table became a component of the bedroom suite.
ABOVE: The original Barcelona design is now over 80 years old and remains to this day an icon of modernisation. The Graham and Green interpretation comes in the form of this striking Barcelona style, mirrored two-drawer dressing table.
Today's modern dressing tables are designed to be elegant and sophisticated, with mirrored finish that instantly makes a room feel bigger. Making your own mirrored dressing table is as easy as building the frame and having mirrors cut to size at your local glass and mirror supplier.
Because we know that every woman would love to have a beautiful dressing table, we have included a simple DIY project for you to make your own dressing table.
The design has some nice curves cut into it and you can always add mosaic mirror pieces around the outside edge to glam it up. We will show you how to make this dressing table in the July issue of Home-Dzine Online.
BELOW: 50s-style mirrored desk or dressing table with two slanted drawers and dark wooden legs. Part of the 50's angled range by Graham and Green.
ABOVE: A dressing table from New England Lifestyle keeps small bedroom accessories close to hand. Display your favourite jewellery on a classic tree placed under a glass dome to protect from dust. [ via ]
ABOVE: Tucked in an alcove, this dressing table is placed to have plenty of natural light.
LEFT: A small shelf and decorative mirror serve as a dressing table in a small urban apartment. [ via ]
In the 17th century, the dressing table was known as the 'toilette', a name derived from the French word 'toile' or fabric, which was the cloth draped over the shoulders while their hair was dressed. Perhaps why so many dressing tables are still based on French design, with curved detail and form.
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ABOVE: In true French style, The Dormy House manufacture a selection of dressing tables for a ladies boudoir. Traditional detail and painted finish offer a romantic and feminine dressing table. Similar designs are available locally via Shabby-Chic.
ABOVE: Absolute black matt paint has been used on the dressing table to create a dramatic flat finish. The raspberry roller blinds and striped curtains add a splash of colour. [ via ]
ABOVE: Not everyone looks for traditional furniture for a bedroom. This contemporary dressing table by Eden Furniture is designed not only to look good; the spacesaving design features a pop-up mirror and plenty of storage for jewellery and cosmetics. [ via ]
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