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Residence, Polka Dot Boudoir*

Artist/Designer: Designer Unknown

Project Location: Unknown

Figure 1: Polka Dot Boudoir. Source: Teen& Tween Girls Room Decor & Gift Ideas, Polka Dot- Black and White Wall Paper. Digital Image. Available from The Second Bedroom. ( Source | Accessed : December 23, 2013 )


Primary Material(s):
Paint, Wood

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
21st Century

Additional Information:
Project Description:
This contemporary boudoir combines some art nouveau sensibility with bold, black and white polka dots. This mixture of styles is perhaps a postmodern combination of design tastes strongly associated with women. The genesis of the polka dot and furniture communicates a message of light-hearted frivolity - a dressing table being a place for beautification and grooming, the polka dot a design element used on garments worn during times of celebration that took place after grooming. While the bold, graphic quality of the dots adds a modern sensibility, the overall composition is overtly feminine.

Publications/Texts in Print:
Patternity. Patternity. A New Way of Seeing: The inspirational power of pattern. London: Conran, 2015.

O'Meara, Kristi. The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.

Stewart, Jude. Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

Polka dots, boudoir, femininity, graphic design, bedroom design, vanity, pattern

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