Dress Form Decor

Dress Form Decor

Leah Moss
Apr 1, 2009

There is something slightly creepy about vintage dress forms, but I'm always intrigued when I see them incorporated into home decor. They have a chameleon-like ability to fit into and play up the reigning vibe of the space that they inhabit — whimsy in a child's room, nostalgia in a traditional setting, quirkiness in an eclectic space...

I fell in love with dress forms after spotting the beautiful entryway of master stylists of recycled decor, Mark and Sally Bailey.

Cathe from Just Something I Made, created one of the most beautiful decorative ones I've seen. Check out her whole project here.

I spotted this one of Grant Gibson's on Habitually Chic a few months ago, and fell in love with the way the dress form and portraits in the background work to bring in a human element to the classic decor.

In the last year they've been mass produced for decorative purposes by places like PB Teen and Ballard designs, but somehow they haven't seemed to quite lose all of their magic. What's your take?

(Images: 1: :David Giles, 2: Bailey's Home and Garden,, 3: Cathe Holden, 4: Habitually Chic)

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