Today I want to talk about a little thing that I have been obsessing over for years now.
To add to my habit of buying old furniture I have been searching for the perfect boudoir furniture and decor for ages. It has been an ongoing process that keeps developing and changing over time. At this point in time I only have room for a tiny 1950s make-up table so that has to do for now. I hope one day I will be able to fit a big ass 30s boudoir dresser with mirror in somewhere.
These kind of old style boudoir furniture pieces take me back to the old days of Hollywood glamour. They give me some sense of dreaming and wonder that I think is especially great for when you are getting ready for the day. They are a place you visit every morning, which in my humble opinion shouldn’t be your bathroom mirror in all the morning hustle. A place to start your day and have a moment with yourself in the mirror.
One of the best examples of a vintage but functional boudoir interiors would be the house of my beloved burlesque queen Dita von Teese. She embodies that old Hollywood glam for me in the present times.
In our daily lives there’s so much adverts and images that are pushed upon us like there’s no tomorrow. We don’t have a real say in most of the images we see on a daily basis. When we travel to work we see lots of unappealing interiors en exteriors (train stations/metro’s etc.) with screaming advertising at every corner. When I get home or when I start my day I just take a short 15 minutes to have some internal dialoge while getting ready to face the music. In my favourite room of the house where I feel the happiest and that visually gives me something else full of warmth and dept.
To take inspiration from vintage decor doesn’t mean it has to be outdated. The fun bit lays in playing with a lot of era’s that don’t have to be excluded from each other. Combining modern and old can even bring you new ideas and inspiration.
Sources upper: (L) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323297/Inside-Paris-apartment-untouched-70-years-Treasure-trove-finally-revealed-owner-locked-fled-outbreak-WWII.html (R) http://www.pinterest.com
sources lower: (L) https://www.lipsticklettucelycra.co.uk/dressing-room-inspiration/