What woman doesn’t dream of having Carrie Bradshaw’s collection of Christian Louboutins, Manolo Blahniks, and Chanel handbags? Not only do I long for her beautiful wardrobe, but also her beautifully designed walk-in closet with its glass doors, all-white palette, and soft lighting. Once favored solely for their utilitarianism, today’s closets are bigger, bolder, and more luxurious than ever before. Homeowners and interior designers alike are giving closet space the same thoughtful planning and attention to aesthetics as any other space in the home. And much like your wardrobe, a beautifully designed closet can become a direct reflection of your style, personality, and needs. Whether glamorous, understated, modern or traditional; closets have evolved beyond mere utilitarianism into a space that is as elegant and chic as the clothes they house.
I love the antique chandelier and ornate table in the center of this dressing room. Notice how it serves dual functionalities--a closet and an office space.
Mariah Carey's shoe closet looks more like a department store than a closet space. The shoes are so beautifully arranged that they become part of the decor and help to complement the other gold accents on the silk tufted chair, marble floors, and chandelier.
I love the monochromatic palette of grays and beiges used in this space. Not only does it create a calming effect, but it also allows the clothes to serve as the main focal point of the space. A monochromatic palette is particularly effective in a dressing room because it prevents your eye from being distracted by other busy patterns or bold colors.
This is one of my favorite closets! The mirrored closet doors are not only beautiful architectural pieces, but they also help to reflect the natural light; brightening the space and illuminating the clothes.
J. Crew's creative director Jenna Lyons chose to forgo a living room and used the space to showcase and store her wardrobe. I like the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine pieces with the steel antlers and crystal chandelier.
The purple velvet chair is reminiscent of the furniture in the Westin Hotel in Paris. The closet is not only beautifully decorated with ultra chic furniture and feminine accent pieces, but it is also functional with built-ins that maximize the space.
The glass closet doors are a beautiful way to showcase your wardrobe while also keeping the space bright and open. The homeowner truly maximized the space with floor to ceiling shelves and a chaise lounge with built-in drawers.
Tory Burch's closet is a perfect example of how this space can become a direct reflection of one's style and personality. The bright orange chair and bold chevron countertop is reminiscent of the colors and patterns in the Tory Burch collection.
The uniquely shaped arched entryway makes for a grand entrance into the closet. The all-white floors and soft pink walls create a neutral backdrop for the clothes and bold colored furniture.
If you don't have the luxury of having a large dressing room or closet, you can still make the space feel chic and elegant by adding your favorite wallpaper to the interior walls and doors.
Mirrored closet doors not only fill the room with natural light, but also make the space feel larger. The long and low-lying bench forces your eye to look from one side of the room to the other, and adds to the feeling of a large expansive space.
Even a small closet can look chic with the addition of a few decorative accents. The addition of the trellis wallpaper, roman shades, black chandelier, and striped ottoman takes the space from simply utilitarian to feminine and fun.