Boudoir [boo-dwahr]

I find the name My Little Boudoir perfectly suitable for this blog, which I hope you will adore as I do. You see, all of my life my bedroom has been a very sacred place for me.

As a child, I would stay in my lovely pink floral room for hours (by choice) playing Barbie dolls, baby dolls or dress-up (ok I admit, sometimes it would go there when in a “time out” or to pout {see below}).

my room as a child

As a tween I spent hours listening to cassette tapes gazing at my New Kids on the Block posters.

As a teenager, with my walls plastered in pages torn from Vogue and posters of Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, I spent hours in front of my vanity mirror trying different make-up styles, talking on my phone and looking at books about old Hollywood.

my room as a teenager

Throughout my life, I have cherished the time I spent alone in my bedroom; the place where I could get away from it all and dream about whatever my heart desired.

As an adult though, things changed. I began to have the responsibility of keeping the entire home, a full time career and a family (which also meant sharing my bedroom). I have since come to realize how vital it is for a lady to have her own Boudoir. Yes, I called it a Boudoir. Maybe that sounds pretentious, but I don’t think so at all. To me, it’s part of the dreaminess that comes with having a room of your own. So while I must admit, I still share a room with my husband (which I’m happy about too), I can’t wait for the day when we upgrade to a larger home where I can have a second bedroom all to myself, my little boudoir.

On mylittleboudoir.com you will find posts about the kind of things that I enjoy or daydream about while in my little boudoir. Not all things are done in the boudoir, but while there I think of many things to enjoy outside of the boudoir. Welcome to My Little Boudoir!

In case you’re having trouble envisioning the idea, here are some further definitions (courtesy of Wikipedia.com and Dictionary.com) and some images to get your imagination going. What would your Boudoir look like?

lajoliemaisonette.blogspot.com

Boudoir [boo-dwahr, -dwawr]
[n] – a lady`s bedroom or private sitting room*

Bou·doir” noun [ French, from bouder to pout, be sulky.] A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady’s (or sometimes a gentleman’s) private room.*

1777, “room where a lady may retire to be alone,” from Fr., lit. “pouting room,” from bouder “to pout, sulk,” which, like pout, is probably of imitative origin.*

theparisapartment.blogspot.com

A `boudoir` is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb `bouder`, meaning `to pout`.*

atlantahistorycenter.com

Historically, the boudoir formed 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.*

theparisapartment.com

*References: Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.com

2 comments

  1. I’m in the process of creating my own boudoir but it’s my bedroom I share with my husband. I’m claiming it 🙂 He’s in the living room most waking hours anyway so I’m hoping to create a little retreat.

  2. Madonna is definitely the top celebrities in the world. I definitely wish she keeps on releasing albums.

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