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When a longtime client of David Kent Richardson of DKR Interiors came to him wanting a dressing room designed in Carondelet Park, Richardson was thrilled with the idea.

“[The client] is a fashionista with an abundance of clothes,” Richardson says. “But she had just remarried and didn’t have room for her clothes when she moved into the house.”

Richardson didn’t want to knock out walls or expand closets, as doing so would damage the value of the home. Instead, they settled on a dressing room. The space would have clothing racks and provide space to get ready for the day.

“I’ve worked with her more than 20 years,” Richardson says. “We just kind of think on the same page at the same time and collaborate very well. She wanted personal space – something that was all hers.”

Richardson and the client incorporated a zebra rug, a small Venetian table, a large mirror from the client’s previous home and a piece of art from her husband’s art collection. Then, Richardson worked with the client on custom clothing racks, with space for clothing, handbags and accessories.

“It was such a fun project,” he says. “Everyone deserves a dressing room.”

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