My friend Laurel is beautiful, clever, charming... and incredibly patient, as this project has taken much longer than initially intended.
Recently, she and her three stylish roommates moved into a new house, and naturally, designated an entire room to be their communal closet/dressing room. As a result, she no longer had a need to store any clothing in her bedroom's closet and casually asked if I had any ideas on helping turn her unneeded closet into a vanity area.
Of course I'm crazy, and immediately went into hyperdrive brainstorm madness, my mind bombarded with a multitude of ideas for this tiny space. Here's what it looked like to begin with:
But before I went manic with an influx of creativity we chatted about her vision and style. Analyzing Laurel's personal style and it's influence on her home aesthetic was a fun exercise. The clothes she wears are predominately effortless and classic, but always punctuated with a twist like a bold lip or crazy hair. In a similar manner her home style is heavily comprised of natural elements and rustic finishes, but with a few quirky components mixed in. Decorating in neutrals and texture-rich pieces seemed the best course of action. I thought of baskets, old botanical sketches, wood finishes, and decided to use gold to add the fun. Here's the inspiration board I came up with:
I'm obsessed with that wallpaper. Laurel specifically mentioned the possibility of using wallpaper to help delineate the space; but, considering the $300+ cost per roll was a bit cost-prohibitive, it seemed like the perfect chance to try recreating it. All of the other items in the inspiration board were purely stand-ins with the expectation that similar items could be sourced via thrift stores and estate sales.
So this was my vision. It should have been a breeze, but hasn't gone as smoothly as planned. Hopefully I'll have some lovely photos to share soon (and some process photos to keep me honest).