Friday, February 5, 2010

Dressing up

The perfect spot for prepping and primping for your day - be it in front of cameras, behind a desk, or wrangling children. The dressing or vanity table - also known as a poudreuse, from the French word for powder - became popular in the late 1600's during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King. And with style choices ranging from traditional curves and cabrioles to clean-lined contemporary, your close-up is at hand.

Christopher Guy's stunning vanity table with gilded decorative screen and pull-out fabric lined drawer.

The Vinstra by IKEA - small scale, small price tag!

In a rainbow of colors or wood stains, Grange's Louis-Philipe Dressing Table with Swivel Mirror.

1930's French Art Deco walnut and black lacquer dressing table with original nickel plated hardware from Antiquities through 1st dibs.

Southwood Furniture offers a dressing table with hand-painting on maple for all of your lotions and potions.

Smooth styling from West Elm in a choice of 3 finishes.

The Directoire Mirrored Vanity from Julia Gray with antiqued mirror and gold leaf detail.


  1. LOVE this post! My fave has to be the Christopher Guy, although the Julia Gray is pretty special, too.

  2. Thanks for your very nice comments, Natalie. Most appreciated.

  3. I loved your above all pieces and I think it's great option to make good personality front of such dressing table.