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In the Closet

by habituallychic

03 . 05 . 10

I’m off to meet New York Closet Company at one of my projects so we can plan out the dressing room. For inspiration, I’ll be taking along the March 2010 issue of Canadian House & Home magazine that featured not one, not two, not three, but four fabulous closets! The pièce de résistance being the “dreamy dressing room” of Kelly Wearstler. I’ll be staying at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills which she recently redesigned when I am in Los Angeles so I will soon have more of her work to share with you! Bon Weekend!

I love the light and airy feel of this closet and the details of the built-ins.

Every dressing room should include a chair for putting on your shoes or holding a handbag.

Here is a look inside Kelly Wearstler’s enviable dressing room with what I assume is a carpet of her own design.

I love the idea of adding dividers to keep bags upright and neat. My shelf of clutches looks like a jumbled mess unlike this one!

Kelly’s collection of hats and shoes are as colorful as her design work and her new book! Wonder what size she wear.

My client has a lot of jewelry so we’ll definitely be planning jewelry drawers that will be lined with velvet just like Kelly’s.

Since black has become a popular color in the design world, it’s no wonder that it has extended into the closet. It looks really elegant and we’re also going to add a chandelier to my client’s dressing room. You just have to make sure it gives off enough light so you can see what you’re picking out in the morning! The closet below is more clean lined and would look great in modern apartment.

All photos from Canadian House & Home

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  1. A Gift Wrapped Life March 5, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    Love seeing our Canadian design magazines making it’s way to the US. Have the best weekend,I will be cleaning my closet.

  2. kimberj March 5, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    My house has a therapy worthy case of closet envy 😛 While your designing closets, I’m plotting revenge against my “high” speed web service.

  3. styleodyssey March 5, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    Excellent inspiration!
    I cannot wait to get moved and settled, and organize my closets again. This post gives me some ideas to consider.

  4. Lacquered Life March 5, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    So glad to hear you’re staying at the Avalon!

  5. jones March 5, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    Great closets——have a wonderful time here in sunny SC!!! Looks like the weather will be good except for Saturday. Mary

  6. Casey March 5, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    I’ll have to go look for that mag at Borders & Barnes & Noble.

  7. Typhanie March 5, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    I’m in desperate need of that first closet.

  8. SogniSorrisi March 5, 2010 | 4:17 pm

    Stunningly beautiful. Its one of my life’s aspirations (perhaps not a very deep one) to one day have a closet as beautiful and organized as this!

  9. rikshaw design March 5, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    one day…yeah right!

  10. splendidmarket.com March 5, 2010 | 4:33 pm

    N-V — oh, to have a spacious closet, with an island, and room for a chair…

    California dreaming! Have a great trip.

  11. Andrea March 5, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Kelly’s closet is dreamy! I think every girl deserves a closet like that!

  12. Color and Style March 5, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    What dreamy closets, great post. Hope to see you here in LA.

  13. Karena March 5, 2010 | 9:51 pm

    I know I should not be envious, however Kelly’s closet!!! How can one not be?!
    Art by Karena

  14. Chic Coles March 5, 2010 | 10:55 pm

    These women are so lucky to have closets like this…and the clothing and accessories to fill them!

  15. Freck March 6, 2010 | 2:18 am

    I’m dying, these closets are amazing!

  16. lulu March 6, 2010 | 2:29 am

    i have a lust for closets. maybe it’s the ocd in me, but i love seeing everything perfectly organized. maybe it’s my lust for clothes and the frustration of never having enough room for mine that makes me enjoy seeing a beautiful, spacious closet. i can enjoy it vicariously through the magic of the internet if i can’t have a dream closet in my house! i can never see enough glamourous closets!

  17. lulu March 6, 2010 | 2:44 am

    now i have to get off-line and reorganize everything i own!

  18. Natasha March 6, 2010 | 3:04 am

    Great post! Makes me think it’s time to fix up my closet….

    Have a great trip to CA!
    Northern Light

  19. Suze Yalof Schwartz March 6, 2010 | 3:19 am

    Hi Heather – great post as usual! Was wondering if you could check out my blog today -would love to hear your thoughts. It’s abut a nail head delema. http://dwellerswithoutdecorators.blogspot.com/2010/03/second-guessing-yourself.html

    Thanks Suze

  20. Design Candy March 6, 2010 | 4:20 am

    oh, to have a closet like Kelly’s! Maybe I should tend to my messy closet this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  21. Isle Inspired March 6, 2010 | 7:15 am

    This makes me want to reorganize my closet right now! too bad it isn’t as vast as Kelly’s or holds fabulous designer pieces.

  22. Penelope Bianchi March 6, 2010 | 7:47 am

    Brilliant post! closets are so important!

    and they have to fit your life!!

    My secret weapon…..regardless of size of wardrobe or closet. “Huggable hangers” only available on QVC

    or whateveritis. they have a website!

    you can hang 50% (at least) more clothes!
    the pant and skirt clip-on ones do not work. do not buy the clip-ons and the layers…..Lordy!

    the jacket hangers and the blouse/shirt hangers with the velvet finish will send you into closet ecstasy!


  23. Francine Gardner March 6, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    Great closet inspirations… I have done many projects with them, it is amazing how they work out of their tiny space, but they do very good work.

  24. Ryan Hines March 6, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    The Wearstler closet is larger (and vastly nicer) than my old studio in Koreatown. 😀