Vanities are one of the more personal pieces of cabinet or furniture in one’s private realm. The corner they occupy, the settings that they are in and the things that we keep on them say everything about us.
A vanity could be a dressing table, a sink cabinet or a desk and, some of us will use it for many purposes at the same time. I have seen vanities serving for both make up and mail reading. Some of us are so busy, it seems only natural to get dressed in the morning and check our emails at the same time.
Vanities should be alluring since they are likely to be the first to greet us in the morning and might set us up onto a bright cheery day or down into a grumpy, cranky sort of a foul mood. I would be the first to admit how little things can send me on the wrong track in the morning – being a night owl myself, mornings routines are not quite susceptible to too many distractions – Not that it has to be one of those royal “levers” – those hours long elaborate routines performed to get the Sun King to wake up properly so he could do his duties. I like my morning routines to be in slow motion to give me time to set a leisurely pace before I tackle the rushes of a work day. In order to help me calm down before the maddening, spiraling and hyper-intensive work schedule takes over, I’d like my vanity where I wash, brush, cream, rouge etc… to represent the things I’d like to remain throughout the day- calm, clear, with a little wit and a touch of fun spirit.
Having a beautiful desk doesn’t hurt a bit.
And if I had that room with that view, my day would start there only to end there. In fact, my day and night would be merge into one oblivious immersion into the beauty of the bark on the trees, the splendor of the greens, and that lengthy road that always promises to lead to happiness.
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