Getting out of bed in the morning, opening the window to refresh your mind, body, and spirit, showering and then carelessly walking into your closet to pick out your outfit for the day sounds like the beginning of a unique day balanced by a healthy routine. Just before breakfast, you choose your “weapons” for the day.
There is undeniable magic accessed through design. You can feel it changing your perspective. One day you imagine your dream closet and the next, you’re getting dressed there every morning. The masculine vibe in a man’s walk-in-closet is not given by the clothes themselves, but by a magical mix of materials, colors, textures, light and creative vision. Change your environment, change your habits.
It’s easy to think of a man’s closet in natural colors or dark hues, but sometimes this space is revived with vivid colors. This joyful closet design filled with masculine items was imagined by interior decorator Nate Berkus for his Manhattan duplex. The home-makeover expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show imagined a sophisticated gentleman’s closet infused with functionality and style.
Gathered under a tall roof, clothes nicely organized on hangers, hats on racks and shoes on the bottom shelves showcase attention to details. An ottoman keeps the comfort level to a maximum in the master closet of this stunning Australian country estate, aiding in your daily efforts of presenting the best version of yourself to the world.
Choosing an ottoman with internal storage is a smart move in a small wardrobe and an option in large closets. This Australian home displays an oval ottoman in a naturally lit master closet with custom-designed furniture – just one detail and everything looks more interesting.
What was once a spare room can become a brightly lit walk-in-closet. The example above showcases rift-cut white oak cabinetry with a custom stain built by Old World Kitchens. Customization is the perfect solution when you want the walk-in-closet to suit your personal needs (you might have more shirts and sports coats than the next guy) and store your clothes and accessories in style.
Natural light should flood every gentleman’s wardrobe just to make sure you choose the right colors, textures and accessories. If windows are not present, a skylight can shine some light on your fashion collections, just as we can see in House La Punta, a contemporary home designed by Central De Arquitectura.
Here is an example from Josh Brown Design – a spacious walk-in-closet with floor-to-ceiling shelving in light colors. Even if no details are shockingly intriguing, the overall appearance predicts a high functionality.
This closet seen in the Strait Lane Estate imagined by Dallas-based Mary Anne Smiley Interiors is serene and well lit. There is plenty of room for shoes on the side opposing the shirts, as well as a brightly lit tie storage. This becomes a glamorous focal point that simply brightens up the whole walk-in-closet.
A solid wood closet is the classic way of displaying clothes and accessories, and modern versions of masculine walk-in-closets are customized to the owner’s needs. Updating this space might require just a splash of color and adding a modern chair to the mix increases functionality. But don’t take my word for it, check out what celebrity organizer Melanie Fascitelli teaches us about closet organization.
Mirrored closet doors like the one seen in Melbourne Contemporary Kitchen‘s portfolio are the perfect way to visually enlarge a space, bring in more light and offer a break from the design monotony. A man’s closet has fewer types of items than a woman’s closet and also differs in length necessary for the construction of each storing element. But customization could leave you with a stunning gentleman’s walk-in-closet like the one pictured above.
Romanian Studio 1408 knows how to design a man’s closet for maximum storage and efficiency. Within a spacious Bucharest apartment, the studio imagined an elongated walk-in-closet with plenty of storage room and maneuver space. It’s not necessarily about the space you have, it’s more about the way you prioritize the available space.
If you have more accessories like handbags, belts, scarves, hats, and seasonal items, a simple closet just won’t do. Organization is key here, so before starting to build your dream walk-in-closet, you must assess your belongings. This New York City townhouse showcases an inspiring way of using light colors, glass shelves and drawers to store everything.
This masculine wardrobe in grey tones is part of Urban Core Ventures portfolio. Seen through the lens of Joshua Lawrence, this space was organized around the owner’s needs – including a safe – and artistically lit to compose an intriguingly luxurious atmosphere.
Another example of using grey to define a masculine walk-in-closet is shown above – a man’s wardrobe with a window seat flooded by natural light serves as an example for anyone who considers these two ideas suited only for women. And if you look hard enough in the right places, you could find clever hidden storage tips and solutions for any space in your home, including the closet area.
Light is of utmost importance in a walk-in-wardrobe – it helps you navigate and choose your clothes. Downlight clothes rods like LA Closet Design used in this inspiring man’s closet are a great idea for spaces lacking natural light – could you see this idea in your own custom closet?
This wooden walk-in wardrobe by Piero Lissoni showcases an exemplary way of storing your clothes in style. Natural colors, carefully placed lights and an organized scene make this closet simply stunning. Using old luggage to decorate and store brick-a-bracks is a great idea for an old-timey gentleman, don’t you think?