Category Archives: clothes closet

An Organized Closet Armoire

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This little armoire closet is so perfectly organized. Shelves maximize vertical space. Dividers on the shelves keep sweater piles from toppling over onto each other. Shoe cubbies allow frequently used shoes to be organized yet accessible.  Clear shoe boxes keep special shoes (or less frequently used shoes) protected yet visible.  A box with drawers contains small items. Hooks on the doors create a perfect spot for hanging belts, scarves, and even a lint roller, which is always nice to have handy.

image source: martha stewart
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A Glamorous Dressing Room

Absolutely loving this beautifully organized dressing room from the home of Rita Hazan:

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 Shoes are neatly arranged on white open shelves (from Ikea!) and beauty essentials are on a glamorous mirrored vanity

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A stylish modern black platter helps keep things organized.

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 Such much goodness here – the big window with floor to ceiling drapes, the tufted daybead, the unique gold wall studs, the brass glass pendant…

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patterned tray corrals jewelry and pretty objects.

See more of Rita’s home here

photography by Brittany Ambridge and design by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
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Fall/Winter Wardrobe Shopping List

We’ve been officially in Fall for a few weeks now and as is typical for sunny SoCal it’s still quite warm over here.  As I await the cooler weather I’ve been shopping for a few items to add to my wardrobe with the help of my Pinterest boards. When I pin images, I do it quickly and don’t really think too much about it, just whatever I’m instinctively drawn to, and so it’s interesting to go back and take a closer look at what I’ve pinned and take notice of similarities among my pins. I’ve used those similarities as cues to zone in on my style and come up with a list of what pieces I want to add to my wardrobe. I’ve found that by focusing my shopping  with a list, I’m less likely to get overwhelmed and frustrated and less likely to be tempted to buy things I’ll hardly wear and I’ll eventually have to get rid of because they’ve become clutter in my closet.

I haven’t really shopped for myself in awhile so my list includes classics that I’ve been needing to either add or update.  Here’s part of my ‘To Buy’ list (I’ll share the other part tomorrow!):

A classic trench coat Black skinnies (any recommendations for a flattering pair?)Grey skinniesA colorful printed scarf or two

Thin solid sweaters in neutral colorsA leopard scarf

Lots of cozy and chunky sweatersFlat riding boots -any recommendations? I’m looking for a pair that is high quality, comfortable, and fits my thin calves (I hate when there’s a huge gap). Currently considering these, these, and these.

So far I’ve crossed off classic trench and colorful scarf off my list with this and this.

  Follow my purchases on Instagram

What pieces have you recently added or plan to your wardrobe? Do you make a list of what you want you want to look for before you go shopping?

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Walk-in closet in a mini bedroom

An old fave from domino.  This is such a great idea for a small room with no storage.   A loft bed leaves leftover room underneath for a closet system to organize clothes and accessories.  Fabric on the loft’s undercarriage and custom curtains dresses things up. Every inch is maximized and the space feels serene and clutter free.

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Open Clothes Rack

A fun idea for clothing storage is utilizing an open rack.  It could be a nice spot for organizing outfits for the week or for an edited selection of favorite pieces that also serve as eye candy.  A little inspiration…

Find garment racks at stores like Ikea, Linens-N-Things, and the Container Store

image credits: 1-domino mag, 2-via indulgy, 3-a cup of mai, 4-vogue, 5- photography by marcus lawett, source residence via emma’s design blogg, 6-via weekday carnival, 7-love aesthetics, 8-kara’s lookbook via decorpad, 9-via sila’s pinterest
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Dream Dressing Room

So much to love about this walk-in closet: the custom built-in wardrobes painted a lovely grey, the floor to ceiling window that allows for abundant natural light, the glamorous chandelier, drapery and seating…

…as well as the little details like the beautiful crystal knobs and built-in natural oak drawer dividers.

Adding this one to my dream home inspiration file!

image credit: via kvanum
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How Jocelyn Organizes Her Closet

This week’s guest participating in the ‘How I Organize’ series is graphic designer Jocelyn of The Stylish Type, who makes and sells pretty decor prints on Etsy and frequently shares her uber stylish outfits on her blog. She gives us a peek inside her home and shares with us her beautifully organized closet:

My closet is small and far from the walk-in-closet I would one day like to own. For this reason, I have to be creative with how I organized it and take advantage of every square foot of space I’ve got. That’s where closet storage solutions come in handy. I’m all about using extra hanging rods, shelves, bins, special hangers, and anything else you can get your hands on to make your closet functional. One of my biggest pet peeves is having a huge mess and not being able to see what I own. Accessibility is also important so I organize by type and then color.

My new Real Simple solutions hangers that I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond are the best for maximizing hanging space. They are ultra-slim and have a built in hook feature that can be used to stack clothing or hang accessories like scarves and belts. Utilizing these babies to their full potential could ultimately give me double the closet space. A belt loop hanger is also a good investment to keep belts organized and visible.

I own a lot of coats for those chilly San Francisco days so I used an extra closet rod to take advantage of the lost space under my tops and skirts. I purchased some stackable shelves to double my shoe storage and used clear bins to store hats, scarves, and clutches. For those narrow spaces where traditional shelves won’t fit, I used an ordinary locker shelf to gain a little extra space. A basket on the floor is also a good place to store extra blankets or miscellaneous belongings.

Extra Tips:

*Use command hooks on the walls to hang hats or necklaces. They are easily to use and don’t require hammering into the wall.

*If you have a door that opens towards you, use the back and hang a shoe organizer. It’s the perfect place to store flats and flip-flops.

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Good Morning

Wouldn’t this be such a lovely space to get ready in?

I’m loving everything about this dressing room. The lighting fixtures, the upholstered bench, the drapery, the white glass front cabinets, the openness and spaciousness of it all. Beautiful.

image credit: photography by tria giovan via ne home mag
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DIY Closet

A creative way to house a wardrobe, this DIY cabana closet was made by repurposing a bakers rack and sewing a custom cover using inexpensive striped fabric.  Looks pretty great don’t you think?

From Samantha and Lindsey’s bright beach cottage.  See the rest of it here.

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Painted Closets

Welcome back! Hope you had a great weekend! Did you get a chance to flip through the new issue of Lonny yet? As always has lots of great content and eye candy, including this closet with shelves painted a beautiful peacock blue:

Paint is such a great inexpenisve way to make a closet unique and give it personality.  A few more painted closets for inspiration:

image credits: 1- lonny magazine sept/oct 2011 issue, 2- photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo via house beautiful, 3-via madebygirl, 4- kelly wearstler, 5- unknown, 6- house and home,  7- domino, 8- carrie’s closet (sex and the city)

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