Saturday, April 18, 2015

Every Woman Needs a Pretty Vanity in Her Bedroom!!!!!!!

                     I know it's been ages since I wrote, but I am a very important person,
 and I have other things to do.......
Like reading 
watching TV
You know, the essential activities of a wonderful and talented and fabulous designer.
I met with Josh, my partner in crime.....
and we have gone over my fabric patterns, 
choosing ones that relate to each other, 
as he wants it to look like a collection rather than a bunch of random sh&t thrown together.
Since my look has always been a bunch of random sh&t thrown together, 
this was a new experience for me!!!!!

Today I am going to grace you guys with another pithy post.
as I like to call them.
Which is better than sh&t.
(in my opinion)
(which is the only one that matters, as this is my blog, and I am the queen in this universe.)
(so there.)

Let's continue with Connie's bedroom.
To the left of this vignette, we (Connie) had placed a mirrored table that I had originally thought  could work as her desk.
She didn't like it where it went on the floorplan, so she stuck it in the corner, thinking she may not use it at all.
It is mirrored and small scale, as I needed something narrow along the wall parallel to her bed.
I chose this from a picture in a catelog.
 Well, my philosophy in life is.....
if something looks skimpy,
I told her I wanted to make a dressing table out of it by hanging a mirror over it.
Connie trusted me.
You'd think she'd have learned by now, but she does.
I looked on the Restoration Hardware website and fond this mirror.
 18Th C. Venetian Glass Beveled Mirrors
It's their 18th C. Venetian Glass Beveled Mirror.
I thought it was just the ticket.
It was 
very large!!!!!
We placed the table against the wall where I wanted it to go and I had Connie find me some blue painters tape, and I taped the size of the mirror over the table.
So she ordered it, and here are the pictures.
It's actually a little wider than the table, but by the time I had added the accessories, it looked just hokey dorrie.
We need to find the appropriate accessories, but that will be for next year, or today, as we are going junking antiquing.
I love the circle details of this mirror, and it genuinely looks old.
 As you can so, it needed to be a narrow table, as it was the by the main access to the room.
It looks pretty from the doorway.

We have been adding mirrored and silver accents to the room, I want it all creamy and silvery and glittery.
I found these two clear perfume bottles on eBay.
Added a mercury glass vase with some daisies.....
The chair we had been using was from the living room.
I wanted a smaller scale so it was less apt to block entering the room.
We found a pair on 1st Dibs.
It can tuck right under the table.
It's what I call a ballroom chair.

Connie and I are looking for an old piece of something beat up to place in the corner where this table had been.
I have been looking for a small etagere that can be used to hold her mercury glass collection.
Some more silver sparkle!!!!!
I found an old beat up faux bamboo metal one that we will spray paint white.
It has glass shelves and is the right size for the space.
When I say 
"We will spray paint white."
I mean that the great guy that she has to help do handy stuff around her house will spray paint it white.
Or he will have someone else spray paint it white.
Or before I know it.....
next year, I will be painting it white.

On that note,
Later Gater



Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

That is such a pretty room! Can you help me out? I have a bay window (3 parts) with beautiful old (newly painted white) trim. I am not sure how to do curtains? Do you always curtain right across like in this bedroom? Thank you.

Vikki said...

Hey Betsy, I love everything you do and this bedroom is no exception. The paint color, the amazing way you have hung those stunning draperies, the upholstered chairs, the beautiful bedding, etc, etc, etc. I really like that large mirror you placed above the mirrored table, however, I think it is just too big to go above that table. Maybe it is the way the photo's make it look. At any rate you are the pro and what is important is that Connie likes it. Vikki in VA

Dolores said...

That table is lovely! It reminds me of a very similar table that I saw( and coveted!) in Nicky Haslam’s book Folly de Grandeur..That is a house to swoon over!
The mirror does appear a bit large for the table but you made it work- that’s what good decorating is all about: a sleight of hand to make all appear wonderful..

Melissa said...

I always have a little giggle reading your blog post. Thanks! Also, your decorating style is lovely. :)

tomasdinera said...

Betsy, in worrying about the table depth, you overwhelmed a narrow table with an armchair much too big for it...and the mirrow does overwhelm the table also...sorry, I've been in the decorating business for a very long time, but the most important thing to learn and as early as possible is scale...sometimes it helps to take a quick pic on i-phone, or whatever which is not a trick I had available in my early days....but it does show how you may be going wrong on scale that is sometimes not apparent in person, but will become very obvious on camera if you're going wrong.

Betsy Speert said...

Tomasdinera, I agree about the scale of the chair which is why in the bottom picture you'll see I had gotten a small ball room chair for this little vanity. The armchair was never meant to be the vanity chair but as I noted I had pulled it in from the living room. Sometimes over scaling an object creates a more important vignette, which was needed in this room as most areas were large scale as the pictures in my coming blog posts will show.

Beth said...

Oooh, la, la...Betsy, this bedroom just keeps getting better & better! As always, great work!

Susie said...

Um, Tomasdinera, you have been in the design business a long time? Do you even know who Betsy Speert is? LOL Do what you do Betsy and Tomasdinera... Read the whole post, you will learn.

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