A Tour Of My Vanity Area + A Giveaway!

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*** Update – this giveaway is now closed – thank you so much to everyone that entered! ***

See that beautiful clear and brass chair above? You can WIN IT!

Keep reading for details . . . !

I’m so excited to share my updated vanity area with you today – alongside a pretty darn A-mazing giveaway with Italian design brand Calligaris!

Let’s go!


Oli and I currently live in a rustic maisonette in a Georgian market town. There are more wonky lines in our home than straight, beams everywhere and the rooms all have a lot of character.

A few months ago, I decided to completely upturn my home office, which is in the attic-y area of our home.

It was one of those bursts of ‘spring cleaning’ energy which came out of nowhere and before I knew it I was buying white paint, and rearranging all the furniture.

One of the biggest changes to this room has been the addition of my vanity area.

Game. Changer.

I now have a dedicated space to get ready which has made the whole process of doing so SO much nicer!

Below I’ve shared some photos of my updated vanity area, and details on how I now use it. It’s the smallest organisational changes which have made the biggest difference.

Be sure to check out the competition details at the end of this post to win your own stunning Calligaris chair! It’s my new favourite piece of furniture in our whole house.

I mean, it’s just so darn gorgeous!

I know it would be a welcome addition to your home too!


Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

The ‘Saint Tropez chair’ by Calligaris is as elegant as its namesake location.

The transparent colour way (seen above) means it easily slots into whichever location you choose, and the brass base is beautiful.

This is a classic combination which lends so much versatility.

Ah I’m in love!

Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

I now separate all of my hair and beauty products so that my most-used items live in my makeup bag (kept under the table), and my less-used products are kept in a separate unit in my bedroom.

I use a simple white storage box for my bulkier hair products, and a white wooden box to contain my hairdryer and styling tools.

These are such simple additions and organisational habits – yet they’ve made the biggest difference when it comes to having a clear and organised space.

Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

Recycled glass is one of my favourite home accents right now. The pretty green colour looks so elegant alongside copper accents like this Neom Organics candle.

I love to have fresh flowers on my vanity table, and always have dried eucalyptus dotted around our home too.

Feminine Vanity Area Home Tour | The Elgin Avenue Blog

My love of metallic accents means that I’ve collected an array of brass and copper accessories. I like to display these on my vanity, alongside some of my prettier and most-used makeup items.

These accents compliment my new Saint Tropez chair a charm too.

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Calligaris currently have a super fun social media campaign rolling out all about the beautiful Saint Tropez chair.

You can follow the campaign on Instagram via: #FrameMySaintTropez. Above is my playful take on the hashtag ☺️!

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“So, how do I get my hands on the Calligaris Saint Tropez chair of my dreams?!”

I hear you ask! Details below . . .


The competition couldn’t be easier!

1 – Follow: @MonicaBeatrice (that’s me ????????) and @Calligaris_Official on Instagram.

2 – Like the image of the chair you’ll see posted on my Instagram account on Friday December 1st.

3 – Comment with your favourite international destination!

For full T&Cs see the bottom of this post.

What’s Your Take?

Do you have a vanity area of your own? Or are you thinking of creating one? I don’t know what I’d do without mine now!

GOOD LUCK entering the competition!

Love, Monica x

This post is created in partnership with Calligaris


‘Saint Tropez’ Chair: Calligaris c/o

Console Table: IKEA

Mirror: Hollywood Mirrors

Recycled Glass Votives: Vintage

Brass Pen Pot: Ferm Living

Christmas Wish Scented Candle: Neom Organics c/o

Competition T&Cs

Saint Tropez Giveaway

Information on how to enter the Saint Tropez Giveaway (‘The Promotion’) and prizes form part of these Terms and
Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Failure to comply with any part of this clause will disqualify the entry from the promotion.


●No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or to win a prize, and a purchase will not improve your chances of
winning; however, an Instagram account, email address and internet access is required.
●The promotional period is between Friday December 1st 2017 – midnight GMT Monday December 4th 2017 (prize will arrive before 1st of February 2018)
●The Promotion is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged eighteen (18) years of age and older at time the winner
is chosen except for, employees and/or the immediate families of The Elgin Avenue, their agencies associated with this
promotion, subsidiaries and affiliates or suppliers.
●The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that
by entering, you are providing information to Calligaris and their affiliates and not to IG
●By entering the competition and agreeing to competition terms and conditions, entrants grant unrestricted permission to
use images and/or content as part of Calligaris marketing material at any time. Copyright remains with the Entrant.


●To participate users must: Follow @MonicaBeatrice and @calligaris_official on Instagram. LIKE the first Instagram post on @MonicaBeatrice’s account featuring the chair, and comment with your favourite international destination!

●Only one entry per person is valid using a validated email address or social media account. Where more than one entry is made only the first entry will be deemed as valid.
●Entries will be subject to moderation and entrants found to use multiple, bulk or falsified accounts to enter will be
automatically disqualified.


●The prize includes one Calligaris Saint Tropez Chair in the transparent style.
●Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole
or in part.
●Calligaris reserve the right to substitute a prize of at least equal value in the event of unavailability, for whatever
reason, of the advertised prizes. Should the value of any prize be less than the value stated in these Official Rules, the
difference will not be awarded in cash or in kind.
●Winners will be chosen independently and at random on 22/12/17 and notified shortly after.
By entering the Contest, entrants confirm that they have read, understood and accepted these Official Rules. Any
breach of these terms and conditions by the winner may result in the forfeiture of the prize.
This competition is subject to English law. Calligaris Ltd.







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