“At the dressing table every woman has a chance to be an artist, and art, as Aristotle said “completes what nature left unfinished.””
— Sophia Lauren
Living in a relatively small house where storage is in short supply, a dressing table always felt like a luxury we couldn't really accommodate in our current bedroom.
With storage our main consideration, when we originally decorated and furnished the room we wanted to incorporate as much shelf and drawer space as possible, fitting built in wardrobes and cupboards along the walls on either side of the bed and positioning a large chest of drawers on the only remaining wall. As a result, I'd resigned myself to the fact that having a dressing table just wasn't really an option. But in truth, I've never really been happy with the room layout, and it always felt like a bit of a compromise.
So when Habitat got in touch recently and asked if I'd like to get involved in their current collaboration with Birchbox we decided to ditch the old chest of drawers and see how things worked out with their lovely new Emil dressing table instead.