With the sheer volume of gorgeously packaged make-up available, a vanity table becomes essential. Tom Ford is quite insistent on dressing tables, once famously stating to Vogue that his cosmetic line cannot be applied on the subway. Owning $49 lipstick requires a certain amount of reverence to the product, after all.
We found 14 inspiring vanities that are all about displaying, corraling and organizing beautiful things. Some of the tables have clever storage ideas; for instance, if your jewelry situation is out of control, use vintage bowls to organize necklaces and bracelets. Or if you have no drawer storage for cosmetics, use a lacquered jewelry box. But in addition to unusual storage tricks, the vanity vignettes we collected here take a lot of pleasure in the beauty of getting ready, transforming a mundane task into an elegant, delightful one.
For all of our tips and tricks for a lovely vanity, browse the gallery above.