8 dream designer closets
Designer Annie Brahler's carpenter "stretched" a vintage armoire to hold shoes in the closet of her landmark Jacksonville, Illinois, house. The Belle Epoque chandelier casts a rosy glow over an island cobbled together from multiple cabinets.
Combined bath and dressing area
The large, open dressing room adjoins the bathroom in a calming, comfortable California house. "It's a bold and unusual move to make it so loftlike," says designer James Radin. "But we had the luxury of space to pull it off — about 500 square feet. The French doors added sparkle." The tufted bench is upholstered in Persian linen in blue by Tyler Graphic.
Glass-fronted closets in the dressing room of this Beverly Hills Tudor make getting dressed a breeze. Designer Betsy Burnham loves the black ebonized floors because the color is "grounding and modern and clean." The vintage Turkish carpet is "instantly Bohemian."
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High-end, luxury closet designer, Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design, created a minimal yet glamorous closet for the owner of Joe's Jeans and his wife. "It's a goal of mine to make sure my clients feel like the are shopping in their very own boutique," she says. The chandelier is from Minotti.
Glamorous dressing room
A 19th-century French chandelier brings a blast of blue into the master suite dressing room of a Beverly Hills, California, house decorated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Midcentury dressing room
"I had a little fun with that midcentury modern chair," designer Windsor Smith says of her Los Angeles home's dressing room. "I loved the frame and had it replated in matte gold, and reupholstered the seat in silvery leather." The armchair is vintage by Milo Baughman from the Windsor Smith Home Collection.
Black and white closet
In a 1950s ranch-style house, designer Erinn Valencich wanted her closet to make a statement. "I hung a graphic black and white Cole & Son wallpaper on the back wall," she says. "Because closet walls are usually covered, the ceiling is a spot to make a statement. I added decorative moldings and hung the black glass chandelier. I bought the Goyard trunks at Barneys and they make a good platform for changing displays — like my current favorite pair of shoes and a plant." Chandelier is from Ballard Designs.
Playful dressing room
For the dressing room of a modern Manhattan showhouse apartment, designer Celerie Kemble designed a dressing room with playful details, like the wallpaper on the ceiling and the Magnolia blossom light fixture by Elizabeth Lyons.