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  • Reply katie - porcelain August 7, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog. Gorgeous photos!! Your bedroom is just lovely. I’m totally jealous that you have a dressing room. How totally glamorous and fun!!!

    Are those the Pax wardrobes from Ikea? I’ve been considering them. What do you think of them? Are they pretty sturdy?

  • Reply Anna at D16 August 7, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Yes, those are the Pax wardrobes, and they are great! Definitely sturdy, as are most of the higher-ticket items at IKEA. Assembly is much easier with more space (I had to build them in the dressing room since they’re larger than the doorway openings) and with two people — this is particularly true with hanging the doors, which require a lot of tweaking and adjusting to get them all perfectly level, especially if you have uneven floors. I strongly recommend the more expensive (and more attractive) solid wood drawers and shelves rather than the cheaper plastic/wire options. We found that they hold SO MUCH that we no longer need separate dressers. The capacity is enormous!

    Having a dressing room off is great. Victorian houses often have little bedrooms off the main bedroom that were intended to be nurseries, but since our dog doesn’t need his own room, we get to have a huge closet instead. 🙂 The best part is that the dressing room has its own little built-in closet (not seen in this photo), which we are planning to turn into shoe/bag storage.

  • Reply katie - porcelain August 7, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Thanks Anna!! Good to know about the drawers and installation. We’re currently looking at a condo that has one closet for the entire place. This was one of our solutions to that problem.

    Ooooo, a whole closet for shoes and bags!! That is awesome. And very very dangerous if I had such a thing! Good luck!

  • Reply Door Sixteen » Space. October 5, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    […] (probably intended to be a nursery) adjoining our bedroom, and we’re currently using it as a dressing room. Given all the empty space in our enormous bedroom, this seems like a ridiculous waste. It feels […]

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