Oscar worthy evening gowns from New York Fashion Week’s 2015 Fall/Winter Ready To Wear collections paired with luxurious closets and dressing rooms is the subject of today’s post to inspire and delight you, Hadley Court readers.
Some of the most elegant and glamorous closets and dressing rooms are designed in white, and just ooze glamour and luxury when paired with something shimmery, as the gown above by Dennis Basso, and the above dressing room design featured in House Beautiful magazine.
White Hot Red Carpet Glamour – Oscars 2015
Personally, I tend to favor white closets, since they reflect the most light. Something else to help reflect light in a luxury closet or dressing room is layering different finishes such as metallic wall coverings, mirrored panels, glass hardware, crystal chandeliers, and rich textures such as tufted velvet and plush floor coverings.
Although I favor white for closets, woods paired with mirror or deep dark colors such as grey, navy or black can also be just as glamorous, as you’ll see in the following pairings…
Do gowns or dressing rooms get anymore glamorous than pairing pearl whites, feathers, and fur, such as this pairing of a fun cocktail dress by Marchesa and a luxurious wardrobe designed for an Atalanta / Buckhead Christmas Showhouse by Habachy Designs? I don’t think so!
Intricate detailing, such as the beaded pattern of this gown by Naeem Khan can become the inspiration of a pattern for glamorous mirrored closet doors, such as these bifurcated doors, which were designed to accommodate a narrow space in this Beaux Arts Mansion in San Francisco, featured in Traditional Home Magazine and photographed by David Duncan Livingston. The stool was actually spotted at the Arteriors Showroom during a visit to High Point Market, and designer Amy Vermillion had to have it.
Even in the smallest of walk-in closet spaces, you can create your own glamorous runway, such as this closet designed by Kelly Wearstler, who, by the way, will be the guest speaker at WITHIT’s bi-annual educational breakfast event at next month’s High Point Market [ get your tickets here, early! ] . I especially admire the mix of finishes, paired with this gown by Aquastudio.
Feminine details such as the shape of the brocade of this metallic evening gown by Badgley Mischka can be the detail that inspires the shape of this much needed mirror in a dressing room – and how luxurious and feminine is this French style tri-fold mirror – available at Frongate?
This dress by Bibhu Mohapatra – 2015 Fall / Winter – RTW Collection, can be the inspiration for what Ralph Lauren calls, a Lady Cave…
This dress by J. Mendell – Fall / Winter 2015 Collection – can be just the inspiration needed to create an Art Deco-inspired dressing room, such as this one by designer David Hicks, who designed a glamorous little shop called Green With Envy. Shops and boutiques too can be a plethora of dressing room design inspiration!
The simplicity of the metallic shimmer in this Julien MacDonald red carpet worthy gown [ look at that neckline! ] – not from NYFW, but from the most recent London Fashion Week is the perfect head to toe inspiration to wrap your wardrobe in mirrors, such as this elegant closet or dressing room design featured at innatcascade.com – Glamorous Walk-in Closet Ideas
Just out of curiosity, while we’re on the topic of lighting and color… Just what color is this fashion pairing shown below? To me – I see navy and I see black… Either way, it’s very elegant, even though it isn’t white.
It’s also a means of celebrating the return of pantsuits, such as this double-breasted tuxedo jacket with cigarette pants designed by Hugo Boss for women, which was also a style seen on the red carpet this season. Here, fashion’s more androgynous look relates to this stunning closet, which is actually a men’s wardrobe, by Atlanta designer Michael Habachy and created for Holiday Buckhead Showhouse.
And I saved my favorite pairing for last. Carolina Herrera’s Fall / Winter RTW 2015 Collection was inspired by the deep blue of ocean water. The glass knobs on the doors of this dressing room, along with the reflective finish of the mirror, and how they captured the mirrored belt on her Oscar worthy gown, inspired me no end. What about you?
Just gorgeous – the gown and the view through this dressing room, created by London based designer Sean of Cochrane Design, a Mark Feehily collaboration, and photographed by Paul Craig.
View the entire Carolina Herrera F/W collection from New york Fashion Week here, at nowfashion.com
Designing a wardrobe closet can be just as detailed as designing a kitchen or bathroom. Here are a few other items to consider when designing a dreamy walk in closet or luxury dressing room:
A full length mirror.
A small chair or bench is a must.
Include layers of light: especially natural, ambient and task.
Always install one valet rod – helpful when bringing home dry-cleaning or while sorting outfits to pack.
Islands are fantastic for laying out accessories.
Customize your jewelry drawers and invest in elegant hardware (door handles & drawer pulls).
Choose the right hangers.
Nowadays, consider a charging space for iPads, iPhones etc. is almost a must.
And whichever color you choose your closet is, white, metallic or black, making it as glamorous as a red carpet gown is all in the finishing details. View more inspirations and tips for how to organize your closet at traditionalhome.com
If you’re snowbound with cabin fever, this weekend just may be a great time for a closet cleanse & to get prepared for Spring!
Stay inspired and as always, thank you for reading Hadley Court. We appreciate YOU.
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Founder, Editor In Chief
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