Create a Space to Cherish

Design a Fashion Sanctuary That’s All About Your Unique Style

Many of us grew up seeing our mothers, aunts and grandmothers sitting at their vanities. ...  There is just something so feminine and grown-up about a vanity.

Getting dressed for your day can be a serious challenge, even for the most stylish of people. A well-organized, functionally designed space that leaves a little room for your personal decor statement might allow you to get ready much faster, so you won't have to tell everyone you're "on the way” when you're really still in a towel, staring at a pile of clothes. This isn’t merely a closet, but an area just for you—one that you’ll want to linger in and share with your closest of friends. 

Sketch out what you want your space to look like. You don’t have to be a master artist to get some basic ideas and dreams down on paper, and it makes for an excellent reference. When you write something down or sketch it out on paper, it has a better chance of becoming reality. So sit down, give it some thought and sketch out that fashion sanctuary you’ve always pined for.

Remove the doors for a better view. While some of your intimate rooms need a door, leaving some of the doorways doorless lends to a faster morning getaway. You can scan your entire wardrobe in the blink of an eye, instantly viewing your gorgeous pieces without having them tucked behind closed doors.

See everything you need to see. This points to the necessity of having bright, natural light and a large mirror. Being able to see yourself from every angle while dressing is a sure way to divert a fashion disaster.

Show your style. Opting for exposed shelves in your special space is a great plan that gives you the opportunity to display yourself on a shelf. Is your vintage handbag collection incredible? Showcase your passion in your own special location. Is sewing your thing? Place that machine front and center for motivation. This is your space.

Never overfill it with too much of anything. Less is more in the closet. Do you really need 50 pairs of pants or a hundred pairs of shoes? Having fewer, but more cherished items can give way to greater organization and mental clarity for the day ahead. When a shelf starts to bulge, you know it’s time to say goodbye to some of that stuff.

Honor your possessions by keeping a clean, tidy space. If you don’t already, take care of your belongings as if they were brand-new, and try to maintain this area of yours. This may be easier said than done, but you’ll likely feel much happier and more productive when things are organized.

Having a vanity is not an extravagance, but a must.

Place chairs for others. Having chairs in your personal space is a must, whether you use it as a dressing room, creative workspace or for both reasons. Seating allows your friends and family a chance to relax and chat with you when the opportunity presents itself. Or you can seize the day and invite your girlfriends over for a few hours of laughter after a difficult week. We’re all unique, so make sure your space speaks to who you are. Make it a place where you want to spend time. You return to a favorite restaurant or shopping spot because of the way it makes you feel, so design a special space that makes you want to return. You’re worth it!

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