new home inspiration {dressing room}…

a nomadic abode

part three of my new home inspiration series today & all i can say is that if clothes maketh the man, then a walk-in robe with a built-in shoe rack maketh this woman…

after 20+ years of being subjected to meagre rental wardrobes, i’m making our clothes storage a priority in the new home…

carrie's apartment

blame carrie & her pint-sized, but perfectly-formed manhattan walkthrough for leading me astray if you like {i’ve never seen a wardrobe like this in a rental}…

kardashian wardrobe

or feel free to mud sling in the direction of the kardashian clan for raising the bar with their capacious closets, like this one…

kardashian closet

or this, complete with aforementioned kardashian no less…

& then think of me sucking the air out of those god-forsaken vac pacs, desperately trying to compress my winter wardrobe in order to make room for the summer’s & my motivation becomes all the clearer, no?

master bedroom plan

at 3 metres deep & just under 4.5 metres wide, our new walk-in-robe may not be the rolls royce of dressing rooms, but given it’s tucked neatly between the master bedroom & ensuite, it’s sure to make me smile on a daily basis as i pass through its sacred portals…

orderly conduct

the very thought of neat rows of hanging rails alone gives me palpitations {i especially love the idea of dedicated shelving up top for travel accoutrements}…

jewel box

never mind a plethora of orderly drawers & compartments: a place, as they say, for everything & everything in its place…

but there is such a thing as too much order, even for me…

catherine martin

take this space, for example: as fabulous as it is i’m afraid it’s all a little too grown up for me…

i kind of prefer my wardrobes to come with a side order of creative chaos…

mirrored beauty

like clothes draped casually from furnishings…

the ultimate dressing room

art propped up against walls…

beauty bar

& makeshift beauty bars springing up on table tops…

jenna lyons

throw some freestanding furnishings into the mix to stop things looking altogether too uptight {like this french settee in jenna lyons’ room} & yes, i’ll be a happy girl indeed…

so, spill…

what’s your idea of wardrobe heaven?

{in case you’ve missed it, here’s part one & part two of the new home inspiration series}
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8 thoughts on “new home inspiration {dressing room}…

  1. I really don’t know how women with that many clothes find anything to wear. Far too confusing and quite obscene really.
    We had a really nice walk in wardrobe at Claridges – I took a photo so I’ll send it to you. It was really well designed!

  2. Carrie Bradshaw’s closet. The closet to end all closets as far as I’m concerned. There was a marathon here over the weekend where they just repeated the first movie over and over, and I caught one scene where she was unpacking her closet again, and noticed that even the door fixtures and light switches were painted that gorgeous inky blue color to match the rest of the closet. The whole thing is just so sumptuous. A girl can dream! I love that you’re finally getting your own walk-in. I have one but its about as hideous as you can imagine, with beige carpet and walls and those builder-grade white metal racks around the walls. One day! I think you’re on the right track in terms of collecting inspiration. I personally love those little vignettes of dressing tables with fresh flowers and makeup strewn everywhere. Heavenly.

    • oooh, i hadn’t noticed that with carrie’s closet (re the door fixtures, etc)… will look out next time! it definitely helps to look at a huge cross-section of images because you can quickly rule certain looks in & out!

  3. When we lived in California, I used to go to Open Houses with a girl friend. This was a popular pass time in an area of the country where new neighborhoods were popping up at an alarming rate. All the houses boasted HUGE walk in wardrobes. HUGE. Often his and hers, even. We have a walkin-closetish here that seems a good enough compromise (although the lighting is terrible), but it would be nice to have a space for all the dressers too.

    I especially love that picture with the art on the top shelves. Treating the wardrobe like a room, not just storage. I like it!

    • i think there’s definitely a cut-off in size… i saw one house recently where they’d made the walk-in bigger than the bedroom… not pretty! and i’m with you, i think the artwork one is my favourite… it feels like a place you’d like to linger! love it!

  4. So funny because when I was considering what I wanted from my own wee dressing room, it was Jenna Lyon’s space that appealed to me most – I loved the idea of freestanding racks and furnishings and it all being so elegantly casual. I love my own although I can always use more storage (thus the addition of shelving recently)… I so wish everything I had was beautiful enough to put on show but looking at getting few boxes/baskets to throw things like flipflops in so that no one has to see the stuff that I only wear when I spray paint 😉 Can’t wait to see how yours comes along and honestly, once you have a dressing room,you’ll wonder how you ever did without one! xxx

    • yup, definitely love her dressing room… though have you seen the ‘pre-shoot’ version? interesting that they swap out people’s furnishings on a shoot! i love your dressing room… i can imagine you swanning around with a silk robe & some champagne on ice nearby! 😉

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