Monday, 20 August 2018

Dressing Room Reveal

I am no stranger to big project home renovations so when we decided to embark on our crazy home purchase from the comfort of our Paris apartment and buy a house we had not yet viewed, you can read about that decision here, I had no fear because I was a pro. Needless to say renovating a home whilst you have 2 children under the age of 5, that is a whole different ball game, it turns out I am not a pro. Whilst I could rough it and stay up all night making noise and finishing projects that just does not happen, because it cannot happen in the same way when you are renovating around small children. Needless to say things are moving slowly. I was over the moon to share my first reveal, the boys bedroom, I still feel happy every time I walk into that room. I now get to show you my dressing room, yes I am one of those dressing room people now and I make no apologies for the smug dance I did when I discovered the space and ear marked as mine straight away.
As with many of us Pinterest is the first port of call when we look to gather inspiration and narrow down ideas. Although I did create a board for this room I found it hard as I could not see much that I liked, even the images I did save to my sparse board were not quite right and I found I saved them simply to have saved something.

When it came to the dressing room I was flying blind.

Before I share any more pretty images let me remind all of you what a dump this room really was so that you can be in awe of the transformation.
Originally I wanted to add blocks of colour to the white walls, very soon I went off the idea of adding as my clothes and accessories were colour enough. I did opt for some fantastic bright yellow chests that are filled with jumpers, (I hate to feel cold and live in Northern Europe so needs must). They add a real pop of colour in a very white space.
Lighting was a major issue in here as the slope of the ceiling was severe. There a rather disgusting light positioned awkwardly on the beam that was not going to do at all. So it went. Instead I have a light on the ceiling as you walk in and 2 wall lights at the far end of the room. They run on different switches so I can play around with pools of light in the space.
I dressed up some plain old baskets from Ikea and a Moroccan market basket, (from my travels in Morocco), hung on the wall houses my scarves. My hats are hung on the walls and fortunately the placement of the skylight means that none of my clothes or the hats are in direct sunlight so no damage to worry about.
 
The clothes are hung on two simple pipes that I got from a plumbers merchant for less that £30. A huge bargain and they do the job perfectly.
The narrow drawers are a perfect fit. I plan to make a full length mirror cabinet to hang on the wall next to them but I will always find extra projects. 
 

I hope that you like the space as much as I do I would love to here your thoughts, please comment below. Follow the links below for my full shopping list.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! What a transformation! You have amazing home decor style! x

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  2. Oh wow how lovely is your dressing room! I would totally LOVE a dressing room myself, perhaps one day i will be so lucky.

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  3. Love your dressing room. Simple, but has so much useful storage x

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  4. You've done so well with the space that you had, I would absolutely love to have a dressing room when I get a house x

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  5. That looks fabulous, I would love my own dressing room

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  6. Love it! I am also slightly jealous you even have a dressing room ;)

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  7. We'd love a room like this! What a fab transformation and it looks so cool x

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  8. Firstly I'm jealous you have a dressing room and secondly I'm jealous at how amazing it is! I love the yellow suitcases

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  9. What a stunning dressing room, just what I would love to have. Beautifully decorated and organised!

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  10. Love the hats on the wall and I totally feel you about the slow decor situation with small kids. Can be frustrating, but it does mean the decisions you make are better ones!

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    1. I totally agree going slow allows me to work through all my whims in my minds eye

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  11. What a fantastic space :) i have the storage trunks as well i love the colours of yours.

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  12. Wow. That's a nice idea. Turning a vacant room into a walk-in dressing room!

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  13. Gorgeous dressing room and love your storage trunks :D

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  14. Wow! What a transformation! I love how colourful your wardrobe is too :-)

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  15. im cirrently tryibg ti irgajise my hoke ready for renovafions myself and im having so much fun looking at accesories im forgetting about the main deocorating lol x

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous space! It look so, so different. Absolutely love the features and colours you have used.

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  17. My god. I have so much respect for people who take on renovation projects with small children. We had our first daughter 2 months after we bought our home. Since then we have totally redone the bathroom, partially redone the kitchen, and were currently working on the porch and creating a utility room. I get so frustrated with how slow the progress is but with a 2yr old and a 4yr old it's just so difficult. I hope you enjoy your dressing room. Looks like such a great space now.

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  18. I don't have small children and I still take a lot of time to re-decorate, so big thumbs up for your makeover. Tremendous work, I think when everything is at the very first stage you probably get the "what was I thinking" thoughts but it was well worth it in the end! well done!

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