By Laurel & Wolf/SARAH BEAUMONT
Nov 13, 2016 @ 3:45 pm
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Erin Andrews can bust out winning ballroom dance moves in high heels and full-length gowns but also knows football better than most. As the sideline correspondent for Fox NFL and a contestant-turned-host of Dancing with the Stars, it seems like there’s not much Erin Andrews can’t do.

“I am no good when it comes to design. I just can’t visualize it,” she says with a laugh. One might expect Erin’s Dancing with the Stars dressing room to be resemble all things glamorous, but before its makeover, it was quite the opposite.

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“There was nothing in here. It was just a bright blue wall, a makeup table and a chair,” she says. “I needed someone who could visualize it, and make it a functional and comfortable place to sit all day.” Erin called upon Laurel & Wolf interior designer James Tabb to transform the tiny and dull 200-square-foot room into a serene, backstage oasis.

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“It’s such an awkward space in terms of the size and how many people are in there at a time,” says Erin. If designing a tiny room wasn’t hard enough, imagine having to create one with enough room to comfortably accommodate an entire glam squad.

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“In the makeup and vanity area, I included a console table and several open shelves to ensure there was enough space for all the tools and items needed to get Erin’s hair and makeup done. I went with open shelving so everything is easily accessible and within arm’s reach of her team,” James explains.

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Since the small dressing room plays host to a number of people at once, extra seating was a must. A pair of furry ottomans tucked under a glass console table solved this issue and didn’t take up any additional space.

Erin wanted the design to include a relaxing sitting area away from the vanity where she could catch her breath, answer emails or visit with guests. The area James created was homey and with the addition of a beautiful drapery wall, any sounds coming from nearby studios were muffled, giving Erin a space she could unwind.

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A wide range of cool blue and gray tones made the space feel larger and created a tranquil atmosphere that perfectly matched Erins own California home.

“It has a very beachy style with a lot of Restoration Hardware pieces. Everything is blue, gray, white and comfortable,” she says.

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Mixing the glamor of ballroom dancing with Erin’s taste for modern, relaxed style, the dressing room is a perfect melange of the two. “I’m a girly-girl in the ballroom, but I’m a tomboy when it comes to football. In here, it’s a little bit of everything,” she says.

This article originally appeared on LaurelandWolf.com.

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