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Jan 28, 2016

High/low: Chic dressing room

By: Mary Levitski
High/low: Chic dressing room

Chic dressing room. Author: Michael Nangreaves

High or Low
Jan 28, 2016

High/low: Chic dressing room

By: Mary Levitski

We transform an attic space into a stylish dressing room on a ready-to-wear and an haute couture budget. Can you tell the difference?


Two chic dressing rooms created on opposite budgets. Can you tell which is the high and which is the low?

 

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High/low: Chic dressing room

Can you tell the difference?

       

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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High: $10,605

1 Carl Robinson Edition 5 Reflect Edgware wallpaper in CB54400, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $200 per double roll, through designers. 2 Large faux shagreen box in Seal Grey, Absolutely, $429. 3 Lacquered silver-plated brass Traditional Mirrored tray, Ethan Allen, $319. 4 Bernhardt Jet Set maple-veneered MDF Door cabinet with gold-leafed MDF base, Zilli Home Interiors, $1,349. 5 Hand-knotted bamboo silk Opulence rug in Silver, 8' x 10', Imperial Carpet and Home, $3,243. 6 Track-armed winged chaise longue with polyester Venice fabric in 61 and nailhead trim in Silver, Union Lighting and Furnishings, $2,220. 7 Designers Guild lambswool-blend Zari Graphite throw in Grey, Putti Fine Furnishings, $295. 8 Bonaldo painted-steel Fortuny side table in Glossy White, Suite 22 Interiors, $500. 9 Vintage Italian ornate carved gilded-wood mirror, Carrocel, $1,850.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Low: $4,344

1 Carl Robinson Edition 9 Romantique Ida wallpaper in CB90009, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $100 per double roll, through designers. 2 Medium lacquered-wood Eggshell Inlay box with mosaic mallard eggshell pieces and crackle finish, Ethan Allen, $159. 3 Painted-aluminum tray, HomeSense, $13. 4 Particleboard Sektion wall cabinet in White, 36" x 15" x 30", IKEA, $55; fibreboard Ringhult doors in High Gloss White (customized), 18" x 30", IKEA, $84 each; birch Skäralid base (customized), 15" x 30", IKEA, $59. 5 Hand-knotted wool and bamboo silk Atrium rug in C6 Beige, 8' x 10', Imperial Carpet and Home, $1,317. 6 Stocksund chaise longue with cotton-blend Nolhaga fabric in Gray-Beige and stained-beech legs in Black, IKEA, $639. 7 Klippan lambswool Samba throw in Grey, Likely General, $175. 8 Lacquered painted-rubberwood Lamsa side table in White, Jysk, $70. 9 Gilded cast-resin Chinoiserie mirror in Gold, Ethan Allen, $1,489.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Dreamy storage

Any budget can get in some storage, especially if it's as glam as these cabinets. Keeping a small area, like this attic, clean and organized is the key to enjoying the space so make sure it's kept that way with a stylish piece for a fabulous room.     High (left): Bernhardt Jet Set maple-veneered MDF Door cabinet with gold-leafed MDF base, Zilli Home Interiors, $1,349.   Low (right): Particleboard Sektion wall cabinet in White, 36" x 15" x 30", IKEA, $55; fibreboard Ringhult doors in High Gloss White (customized), 18" x 30", IKEA, $84 each; birch Skäralid base (customized), 15" x 30", IKEA, $59.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Take a break, and a seat

This dressing room is meant to make getting ready feel like the best part of your day. But if the morning is moving slow, or you need a break to scroll through Instagram, take a quick lounge on the perfect seat to keep you feeling like a glamorous gal.     High (left): Track-armed winged chaise longue with polyester Venice fabric in 61 and nailhead trim in Silver, Union Lighting and Furnishings, $2,220.   Low (right): Stocksund chaise longue with cotton-blend Nolhaga fabric in Gray-Beige and stained-beech legs in Black, IKEA, $639.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Mirror, mirror on the wall

Who could even imagine leaving the house without a quick look in the mirror? Whether you're feeling the sleepy Sundays or you're pumped for TGIF this mirror will reassure you that you're looking (and should be feeling) stylish.     High (left): Vintage Italian ornate carved gilded-wood mirror, Carrocel, $1,850.   Low (right): Gilded cast-resin Chinoiserie mirror in Gold, Ethan Allen, $1,489.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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We'll have a side of chic

Function over style? Why not have both? This side table is the perfect addition to any room really, but we love it for displaying flowers, holding your morning coffee or keeping your favourite book close by.     High (left): Bonaldo painted-steel Fortuny side table in Glossy White, Suite 22 Interiors, $500.   Low (right): Lacquered painted-rubberwood Lamsa side table in White, Jysk, $70.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Your new best friend

Every house (and nearly every room) needs a vanity tray to keep things looking tidy, organized and trendy. Staying organized is the easiest way to impress so toss perfume bottles, jewellery and little trinkets to keep track of your every day essentials.     High (left): Lacquered silver-plated brass Traditional Mirrored tray, Ethan Allen, $319.   Low (right): Painted-aluminum tray, HomeSense, $13.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Customizable style

If you know what you want to make your room just right, do it! Furniture, like cabinets, may come with hardware and extra accessories, but that's merely a suggestion. Head out and find the perfect accessories to complete the look and the room.     High (left): Bernhardt Jet Set maple-veneered MDF Door cabinet with gold-leafed MDF base, Zilli Home Interiors, $1,349.   Low (right): Rings, screw eyes, washers and grommets, The Home Depot, $15.   See how to make this cabinet and customize it yourself here.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Flower power

Our dressing room get its punch from the sloped ceiling's bold floral wallpaper. You can mimic this feature, whether you're looking to splurge or save.     High Carl Robinson Edition 5 Reflect Edgware in CB54400, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $200 per double roll, through designers.   Medium Anna French Wild Flora Bouquet in Gold, Thibaut, $163 per double roll, through designers.   Low Carl Robinson Edition 9 Romantique Ida in CB90009, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $100 per double roll, through designers.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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If the shoe fits

Skip art in your dressing room – use your best-loved shoes instead, employing floating shelves and picture ledges as display spaces. The pieces come in different sizes, which makes them ideal for an irregular-shaped wall like this one.     Particleboard Lack SHELVES, 75", IKEA, $30 each.   Fibreboard Mosslanda picture ledges, IKEA, from $13.   Mirrored box, HomeSense, $25.   Laquered-wood Mid-Century jewellery box in White Lacquer, 15" x 11" x 8", West Elm, $239.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home
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