the boudoir

The Boudoir

A woman’s private sitting room, dressing room, or bedroom.   [French, from Old French bouder, to sulk or pout]  The boudoir was used a elegantly furnished private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances (or sometimes gentlemen) or a place where a lady may retire to simply be alone.

In later periods, the boudoir was used as an elegantly furnished private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery, intimate acquaintances (or sometimes gentlemen) or a place where a lady may retire to simply be alone.

A boudoir – shouldn’t every woman (or man) have one of their own? A lovely place to which to retreat … to relax, to play, even to work or simply to be alone …What a wonderful luxury!

In our busy world today, surely our bedrooms, whether we share them with a beloved other or not, are now more important than ever. It is the room where we spend most of our time while we are home. And yet, it is often the room that gets the poorest investment and the least attention and thought.

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