Everyone’s wardrobe should have a few surprises in it, so it follows that our actual closet should, too. Interior designer Eryn Houck chose neutrals for most of her Virginia-Highland house, but the closet addition she and her husband Craig share is a jewel box of rich color.
A gold lotus flower–shaped light fixture visually relates to aged-brass hardware on cabinetry.
Sherwin-Williams “Emerald Shores” wraps the room in a sultry, high-gloss emerald green.
Eryn included a shelf above the drawers to house her mannequin bust and jewelry tray.
The Houcks’ 1920s house didn’t have a spacious closet, so they commissioned the built-ins, adding deep drawers for sweaters and a pivoting mirror for efficient use of space.
Eryn covered this secondhand bench in a vintage Oushak rug to give it a new look.
This article originally appeared in our January 2018 issue.