Three Inspiration Boards for Dream Closets or Dressing Rooms

Three designers create inspirational mood boards.
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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Gentleman’s Quarters

Interior designer Jennifer Palumbo proposes an elegant men’s closet featuring muted blues alongside camel and ivory accents. Marble and embossed suede give the palette a modern edge.

1. “Keys to Success” silk tie, Indochino.
2. York River Traders shotgun-shell cuff links, Ball and Buck.
3. “Cavallini” hair-on cowhide, Edelman Leather.
4. Primecut cowhide card holder, December Thieves.
5. “Hoof Print I” embossed suede, Jerry Pair Leather.
6. Crux Supply Co. “Post Shave” tonic, Follain.
7. Satin-nickel woven-wire sample, Kent Design & Manufacturing.
8. “Counte Azur” marble tile, Cumar Marble & Granite.
9. Black Edition “Niumi” cotton- viscose textile, the Romo Group.
10. Zinc Textile “Morgan” viscose-cotton textile, the Romo Group.
11. Zinc Textile “Lazenby” cotton-viscose textile, the Romo Group.
12. Marcus William “Hammered” cotton-polyester textile, the Stout Group.
13. Zippo polished-brass lighter, Ball and Buck.
14. “Keystone” Carrara-marble field tile, Waterworks.
15. Field Notes “Free Wheelin’” plain paper notebooks, Ball and Buck.
16. “Twig” hazel panel sample, Pinch Design.
17. “Arrow” wool-nylon textile, Brentano.
18. “Torelli” viscose textile, Classic Cloth.
19. LHN handcarved brass comb, December Thieves.
20. Single-scoop walnut tray, Good.

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Pretty in Pink

Opting for fun, interior designer Vani Sayeed balances vibrant fuchsias with pastel pinks, purples, and creams. Prismatic leather and a glass- beaded wallcovering add unexpected texture to the closet design.

1. Manuel Canovas “Kadi” cotton-viscose textile, Cowtan & Tout.
2. “Tulip Petal” brass tray, Good.
3. Paloma Picasso “Olive Leaf” 18-karat-gold-and-amethyst drop earrings, Tiffany & Co.
4. “Architectonics” glossy field tile, Waterworks.
5. Paloma Picasso “Sugar Stacks” 18-karat-gold-and-amethyst ring, Tiffany & Co.
6. Lurk “BB 11” fragrance oil, Follain.
7. “Tulip Petal” patinated-brass tray, Good.
8. “Cocoon” polyester-cotton textile, Créations Métaphores.
9. “Chester Wool” wool textile, Schumacher.
10. “Shock Wave” silk-cotton textile, Schumacher.
11. Earth Tu Face botanical perfume, Follain.
12. Sahco “Lucio” viscose-linen textile, Donghia.
13, 14. Holly Hunt Leather “Prism” embossed-grain split cowhide, Webster & Company.
15. “Pin Seal” aniline-dyed cowhide, Edelman Leather.
16. “Chester Wool” wool textile, Schumacher.
17. “First Snow” flexible-glass-bead wallcovering, Maya Romanoff.
18. “Kediri” satin beaded braid trim, Osborne & Little.
19. “Calvin Sheer” linen textile, Schumacher.
20. “Frequency” cotton-viscose textile, Donghia.
21. Freshwater pearl necklace, Pattee Lebner.
22. “Keelson” flat-sawn walnut sample, Waterworks.
23, 24. “Repose” mosaic tile samples, Waterworks.
25. Crystal cabinet knob, Baldwin Hardware.

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Serene Surroundings

Interior designer Paula Daher imagines a shared dressing space with calming neutral tones, cool olive-green accents, and warm brass hardware for a touch of glamour.

1. “Mirror Mirror” vinyl wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.
2, 3, 4. “La Paloma Gray,” “Sterling Forest,” and “Balboa Mist” paint samples, all Benjamin Moore.
5. “Tremont” unlacquered brass knob, Waterworks.
6. ViviStone “Opal Onyx” glass sample, Forms + Surfaces.
7. “Knot” eau florale, Bottega Veneta.
8. “Bare Curve” porcelain soap dish, Good.
9. “#C” reading glasses, Good.
10. “Matcha” polyester-silk textile, Pierre Frey.
11. Jim Thompson “Carmen” silk-cotton textile, Webster & Company.
12. “Puffle” cotton textile, Kravet.
13. Double-weave alpaca bouclé textile, Rosemary Hallgarten.
14. Holly Hunt Great Plains “Gatsby” brass-and-linen trim, Webster & Company.
15. R.W. Atlas metal bar pull, Waterworks.
16. Fumed-eucalyptus wood sample, Keith Fritz Fine Furniture.
17. Sakai brass hand paperweight, December Thieves.
18. Hunt Leather Co. “Stingray” embossed-grain cowhide, Webster & Company.