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Hosting Dancing with the Stars isn't all glittery gowns and mirror balls. Erin Andrews' dressing room, for instance, was the opposite of glamorous. "It was just a bright blue wall, a makeup table, and a chair," says the show's cohost of her 200-square-foot backstage space. So she called in online interior design service Laurel & Wolf to transform her tiny dressing area from stark to cozy.
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"It's such an awkward space in terms of the size and also how many people are always in there," says Andrews. Designer James Tabb worked with her while she was out on the road to make sure everyone (hair, makeup, stylist, assistant) and everything (shoes and gowns!) had a spot in the space. He even managed to carve out a homey seating area.
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All the Comforts
To further accomodate the crowd, Tabb incorporated some decorating tricks: "We included two ottomans under the console table when you enter the dressing room," he says. "This is the perfect example of how to add seating without taking up more space."
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Layered rugs and a mini gallery wall add layers of interest to the formerly austere space, which Tabb describes as "modern eclectic." Andrews adds, "I feel like there is a little bit of a rustic New York kind of vibe and then a girly feel. It’s the perfect mix."
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Under the Lights
A functional glam station with plenty of storage was a must for Andrews. "I’m a girly girl for the ballroom," she says. Now that it's football season, though, "I'm super tomboy." Like any great design, the room beautifully balances both.