Awash in blue and stylish shimmer, a closet beautifully accommodates its owner’s dressing requirements.
A tailor-made layout and fine-tuned finishes create a dressing room where getting ready for the day becomes a glamorous affair.
This photo: The perfect bag is always in sight and within reach, thanks to the island’s shelves. Up top, white marble acts as a neutral staging area for assembling outfits and a landing spot for items being switched between purses. Opposite top: Porcelain dishes keep baubles and beads sorted, visible, and untangled. Opposite bottom: A curvaceous Venetian mirror, a reflective toiletry tray, and Lucite-and-brass pulls set the vanity aglow.
Bigger. Smarter. Stylish. Designer Gray Walker’s client was clear about her closet needs when she embarked on a whole-house renovation of her residence in Charlotte. “My client, who has three young children and loves clothing, wanted a quiet, private escape that felt glamorous and had plenty of storage,” says Walker, who worked with architect Don Duffy to tailor the closet. “Lots of counting went into the design. We measured linear feet for hanging clothes, and estimated how many shoes, tall boots, and other things she would need for each season.”
But Walker made sure to partner practicality with plenty of pretty. Oyster blue, a favorite feel-good hue of the owner’s, bathes the walls, trim, and cabinets in serenity. Walker opted for a high-gloss paint finish for romantic sheen. Flouncy silk stripe window shades, an antique crystal chandelier, and Lucite rods and hardware amplify the effect. “The closet envelops you in color,” Walker says. “You feel like you’re in a cloud.”
This photo: Function goes hand in hand with beauty in this dressing room. Drawers stack up as generous storage for lingerie and casual wear; a window seat near shoe shelves supplies a perch for donning footwear. Opposite: Vintage accessories, abstract...