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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Organization Wednesday: Make Your Closet a Home Boutique

Becky

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Hi Everyone! I am on vacation from organizing this week, so luckily, closet designer to the stars, Lisa Adams of LA Closet Boutique, is here to share some closet inspiration. Personally, I have a bit of an obsession with celebrity closets and I am always clipping images of them from magazines and posting them to my Tumblr blog, so I am so excited to welcome Lisa to Hatch!  Take it away Lisa…

In the last few years, well designed, luxurious closets have become status symbols.  Flip through the pages of home décor or entertainment magazines, and you can easily find features on plush, tricked-out celebrity closets.  If a custom closet is beyond your means, there are some easy and low cost ways of adding the same chic and luxurious touches to your closet. Here are some of my recommendations:

  • ACCENTS: Pick a few plush looking accents from a bargain store or even the flea market or Salvation Army. From pillows and rugs to paintings and lamps, your eye will be drawn to that unique, maybe even antique piece.
  • PAINT: Add a bright color to one wall of your closet to add spunk and high energy, or use cool shades like grays, blues and purples to promote relaxation.
  • HANDLES & KNOBS: Find interesting handles and knobs to bring a touch of style and luxury to your closet.  There are fabulous leather and stainless steel options. Yard sales, flea markets, and even hardware stores can be treasure troves!
  • MIRROR: Add a full-length mirror to the dead space.  It’ll make the room feel bigger and be functional.
  • SEATING: If you have the room, add a sitting area.  The seat could be used for lounging or for putting on your shoes.  A sitting area makes the closet a true living space.
  • LIGHTING: Lighting is very important when choosing your outfit and getting dressed.  Pay attention to the lighting to make sure it is natural and not overpowering. Also, use natural lighting whenever possible, such as windows and skylights. It flatters more and saves on cost.
  • DRAWER LINERS: Lining your drawers either with cedar, lavender or even pretty paper is a beautiful, cheap and a great motivator for keeping things neat and orderly.
  • HANGERS: Don’t skimp on the hangers.  Make them uniform for each type of clothing.  It’s a good investment in the long run because your clothes retain their shape, and don’t snag or become ruined.
  • BOOT TREES:  Invest in boot trees or boot shapers for maintaining their shape and to prevent cracking and creasing.  Your boots can then be displayed like a shoe store, and will have a longer lifespan.
  • STACKABLE SHOE RACKS: Get your shoes off of the floor and organize them with chrome stackable racks.  With a simple expandable two-tiered design, you can store more shoes in a limited space.
  • SLIDING SHELF DIVIDERS: Bookends for your closet, these sliding shelf dividers come in various heights and depths and are perfect to keep rows of sweaters stacked like in a boutique.
  • DOUBLE HANGING RODS: Without having to overhaul your tight closet, these double rods add function to wasted space by providing two layers of hanging space at once.

If this list is too long for you, simply hire Lisa, or visit LAClosetDesign.com and scoop everything up in the one place!

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. Keska George @ KG Style says:

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:42 am (#)

    Hi Lisa,

    Funny I came across this very article since I am redoing someone’s closet in the month of July!

    It is every girl’s dream to have is a huge closet – a la Carrie Bradshaw!
    Just like you said, it doesn’t have to be an extravagant place, just make it look so.

  2. Marie says:

    June 20th, 2010 at 10:27 am (#)

    I love the photos. I actually have a “spare room” that I do that with. Right now it’s a catch all.

  3. Lanny Danenberg says:

    June 20th, 2010 at 12:57 pm (#)

    Hi Lisa, I Googled you recently, but couldn’t find your website. Hope all is going well. Would love to catch up, so pls. send me an e-mail when you have a chance.

    Lanny

  4. Becky says:

    June 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm (#)

    Lanny, just in case, this is how to find Lisa’s business:

    http://www.laclosetdesign.com/collection/collections.html

    I am constantly trying to pare down my closet. Now that I’m in my, ahem, LATE 30s, I have a modest walk in, but it’s still a hot mess. I long for closets that look like Lisa’s designs!

  5. Kami says:

    January 13th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (#)

    Do you know what kind of boot trees are used here? I would like to get these, or similar ones. I can’t seen to find any that can be hung on the rack like these shown.

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