“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.” – Henri Bergson

Having a vanity (or dressing table) is one of the most feminine of luxuries.  How wonderful to have a spot specifically to store your makeup, perfume and jewelry all in a glamorous desk with a pretty stool or chair.  These tables also imply that the owner has the luxury of time, time to primp and fluff before a gala event or night on town.  I drool over the tables below and wonder if I can cram something like one of these somewhere in my house.

Are any of you lucky enough to have a dressing table or do you just dream of one like me?


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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3 Responses to “The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.” – Henri Bergson

  1. Ha… small world. I love that metal bookcase. Are you connected to Santuary Home on Platte?… the store? I REALLY love the blue credenza on your Craigslist post, but it seems to be sold. What search word did you find that under?

    • sanctuaryhome says:

      Nope, I am not related to Sanctuary Home on Platte. Just a name I picked when I started writing a blog. I looks as if that credenza is indeed sold (or at least the post moved). Believe it or not, I found it by searching on “Shabby” as in Shabby Chic. I find that no one really knows what that means and it can get an interesting variety of furniture. Would you ever be interested in a “Denver Design Blogger” get together? I have a couple of friends that also blog about interior design and thought it might be fun to get together to share stories and inspiration.


  2. Keri says:

    I had to look again, love that first one. It’s dreamy.

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