11 months from our inital drawings to reality, my dream dressing room is finally complete. Why 11 months? Well aside from lead times, at the moment being double their usual from post-covid supply and demand issues, there were a few reasons.
Every time we made an amend to the drawings I would sit with them for about a week or so, this was my most anticipated room in the house and something I dreamed of for years so I wanted to love every little aspect.
We started off with colour palette and moved on to the other elements. YouTube was a huge source of inspiration, I watched countless tours, soaking up every tip I could and finally putting together something I was absolutely enamoured by. After completing the designs with the Rebecca Hughes team, I chose a few companies (mainly ones I had followed on Instagram) to quote and went with McGarry Interiors. Here are my favourite things about my dressing room & what I would recommend.
If you are a jewellery lover like me, a jewellery drawer is perfect. I’ve always found it really challenging to store my jewellery and ended up with 100 different trinket trays.
Fabric panels are something I had only ever seen on Instagram. I’ve never seen any in real life! They were the most detailed part of the dressing room. We ended up going to 3.8 times the width of the opening to achieve a really gathered look.
Same as above for any sunglasses lovers – a sunglasses drawer is incredible! I feel like sunglasses always finish off my outfits and I can pick them so easily now. I do keep all my sunglass cases tucked away for when I travel.
In my previous dressing room, I had a big shoe and bag storage however I wanted something different this time. I wanted to have the option of everything closed. We went with the sliding pocket doors which can be closed or open depending on your wants and needs. Perfect for a fickle minded person like me that loves the flexibility of both options!
A rolling island was something I saw in a few YouTube videos and I loved the idea! Especially as I take a lot of pictures and videos in my dressing room. I love being able to move it around if I need to (although it is so heavy!).
For hanging space, I was recommended to measure all the hanging space I would need by hanging up all the clothes in my old wardrobe, which meant switching everything out and into hangers just to measure. It was an essential step as I ended up with only one drawer unit in the closets.