Dressing tables – a place of sanctuary

A concept which originated in 18th century France, a dressing table should be a place of sanctuary where women can admire their looks and perform their beauty rituals. The idea behind a dressing table is to sit leisurely and prepare yourself to face the outside world.

Style is important, but your dressing table needs to be comfortable too. First make sure your dressing table is a height that is comfortable for you to sit at, then you’ll need a soft but stable chair or stool on which to sit.

Here are some traditionally-styled and comfortable dressing table from Barker and Stonehouse.

From the fabulous French inspired Finborough, with its slender legs and intricate detailing, to the minimal elegance of the Ercol Paladina, there is a wide range of designs to compliment any set of bedroom furniture.

Starbay Desirade Make up Trunk in solid rosewood and black “croc” covering with solid Brass fittings offers 10 drawers, a large center mirror on inside top with 2 folding side mirrors. The make up trunk has incorporated rolling chair with side fold away drawers for additional storage.