Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Boudoir

The word "boudoir" recently jumped out at me and I became curious as to its true meaning.  Wikipedia defines it as:  "part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances."

In my latest project of turning our "bonus" room into my own private retreat, I struggled with what to call it.  "Study" seemed too masculine and "my room" sounded like I was having marital problems.  But "boudoir" is a perfect fit as it is my own private drawing room, a place to retreat to when life gets hectic or I just need some alone time.  

Stay tuned as I will be revealing photos of the redo of my boudoir.


Stephanie said...

How wonderful. I'm officially a little jealous of your spare room, soon to be boudoir! Nice to see you on the FC board :)

Fiona said...

How wonderful. I am interested to see how you would set out a boudoir, as I have only ever had a bedroom-boudoir. In my dreams it would have a chaise lounge or a day-bed.

Deanna said...

I look forward to your pictures. I love the idea of a boudoir. Our house, while plenty large, isn't really set up for something like this but I do have a very nice library which no one uses but me. I think it's time to add a few special touches and really make it mine. Every woman needs a room of her own, right?

Cherie said...

Stephanie and Fiona, I've been a bit tardy with posting my photos. The room isn't quite finished but I'm not sure when it will be so I need to post photos of the room as it now stands.

Deanna, a library is a perfect boudoir for women like us. Pull a comfy, feminine chair into the room and a table for tea or a glass of wine, then shut out the world and curl up with a good book.