Things We Love: Organized Closets

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Timothy Bryant Architect via Dering Hall

 

It has to be one of our most coveted wishlist items. Organized rows of shoes… Department-store worthy stacks of sweaters… A folding island… Every bag perfectly in its place… A chic, glamorous closet is the ultimate accessory in a well-appointed home. We are drooling over each and every one of these. Join us, won’t you?

 

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The Fox Group

 

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One Kings Lane

 

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Christopher Peacock

 

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Jute Home

 

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Artichoke, Ltd

 

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One Kings Lane

 

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Hayburn & Co

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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Closet Organizing in the New Year

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Marks & Frantz – Photo Marco Rico

 

Happy New Year!  The New Year and organizing seem to go hand and hand with us.  And these closets have us inspired!  We thought we had a lot of shoes. But that was before we saw Nancy Gonzalez’s closet. Now she has a lot of shoes. And, thankfully, a lot of closet to go with them!

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Brian O’Keefe Architect – Photo Liz Ordonoz

 

But you don’t have to have hundreds of pairs of shoes appreciate a good closet–and the beautiful wood in this one.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And, me oh my, these gorgeous mirrored doors…

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One Kings Lane Photo by Annie Schlechter

 

But your clothes don’t have to have practically an address of their own for your closet to be gorgeously neat and streamlined.

Howard Slatkin’s Closet via Fifth Avenue Style

 

In fact, we’d venture to say that even Howard Slatkin’s impeccably designed and sophisticated closet would look bad if it was a jumbled mess with clothes and shoes scattered all around the floor.

 

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Tim Barber, Ltd

 

On the flip side, even a small closet can look fabulous with the right lights and the proper organization.

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Jenny Wolf Interiors

 

Shoes lined in perfect rows add to the impeccable style of any storage space.

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Architectural Digest via Dering Hall

 

A closet that looks like a boutique is a gorgeous choice, if you ask us. It takes the meaning of “shopping in your closet” to a whole new level!

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Gomez Associates

 

But, then again, everything tucked away behind those beautiful doors is a great option too.

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Dering Hall

 

A clean, organized closet is the best way to start the day, if you ask us. Flipping on the light to reveal rows of immaculately organized items that are a cinch to find makes it easier to see what’s there, to get dressed, and sets the tone for a calming and wonderful day ahead.

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Ted Yarwood Photography via Architectural Digest

 

If it’s big enough for an island to stash accessories….

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Nate Berkus’ Closet via Architectural Digest

 

And comes complete with beautiful brass lights, all the better!

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Suzanne Tucker Design

 

A chaise in the closet? This is the dream, we think. But, whether your closet is spacious enough to hold furniture or barely big enough to eek out space for all your clothes, there’s no question that an organized closet is a great way to start the day — and the new year!

Are you ready to organize for 2019?

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Spring Cleaning and Organizing your Home

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Sage Design

Good morning, chic readers! ‘Tis the season for… spring cleaning, of course! It may not technically be spring yet, but, we don’t know about you, but we like to be ready when spring is ready to make its arrival, as if tossing old shoes and organizing our sock drawers can usher it in a little faster. Plus, once spring arrives, who wants to be cooped up inside cleaning? Not us!

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Studio Dearborn

 

If you’re like us, the kitchen is not only the heart of the home. It’s also the place where everything seems to get dumped throughout the day! Sometimes it feels like the electronics are taking over! Docking Drawer charging and powering outlets in the kitchen are probably the most brilliant invention since the smart phone. Now we can charge all those devices without having an ounce of counter clutter. 

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Betty Lou Phillips

 

We all know there’s never enough drawer space. There just isn’t. Fortunately, there are so many pretty ways to display all the attractive and practical things that live in the kitchen. 

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Deane, Inc

 

If the kitchen is the winner of where everything gets dumped, the office is a very close runner up. 

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Studio Dearborn

 

Fortunately, there’s a Docking Drawer for the office too. It’s great for smaller electronics but also perfect for putting your laptop in the drawer for the night. For us, it’s out of sight out of mind… and if it isn’t out of sight then we’re on it!

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Rockwood Cabinetry Photography

 

So, Docking Drawers for electronics are awesome. But Docking Drawers for the bathroom? A whole new level. The tangle of cords and jumble of the hairdryer, flat iron and curling iron is the bane of my existence.  This solution is totally practical. (And gets bonus points for being pretty!)

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Architectural Digest

 

Whether you have tons of space in the bathroom, 

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Sam Allen Interiors

 

Or a smaller nook to work with, there’s plenty of space for a Docking Drawer!

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BHG

 

Now that the cords and counter clutter problems are solved, there’s plenty of room for dreaming. Coffee in the bathroom, anyone? This morning kitchen is too beautiful for words–and how great to have that first cup without even walking to the kitchen?

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BHG

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, stacks of white, neatly folded towels are one of the simplest ways to add instant clutter-free appeal to the bathroom. 

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Studio McGee

 

If you’re lucky to have space for a big laundry room, you’re lucky enough. Making the best possible use of the space by hiding everything behind beautiful cabinetry is a bonus!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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And, of course, we’re spring cleaning our closets. They are our spring cleaning Everest… Packing for the five week The Secret to Southern Charm tour was a good start because it got me in the paring mood. (If you aren’t going to wear it in five weeks when are you really going to wear it?) What’s first on your spring cleaning list? 

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Things We Love: An Organized Closet

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William Litchfield 

 

 Oh, New Year’s… Champagne… confetti… closet cleaning…

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Butler Armsden Architects

 

We don’t know about you, but we tend to do better on the closet cleaning 

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Emily Followill Photography

 

if we’re drinking the champagne simultaneously.
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Jute Home

 

Because here’s the thing: We’re great at getting the closets organized. Fabulous, actually.

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Miles Redd

 

We have all the special organizing stuff and pretty baskets and can fold Barney’s-worthy stacks of sweaters.

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Jeff Herr PhotographyTerra Cotta Properties

 

And it will stay that way for awhile.

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Jute Home

 

But then a huge load of dry cleaning comes in and we can’t tackle it right that second.

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Lonny

 

Or that “perfect outfit” looks perfectly hideous and it’s five minutes before we have to walk out the door and suddenly, this pretty, bare carpet is strewn with fifteen outfits.

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Mimosa Lane 

 

Our blog friend Albertina from Mimosa Lane participated in the One Room Challenge with a gorgeous, totally inspiring closet redo. And we are sure that after all her hard work that her closet is still just this pristine! (Love that paint color!)

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Mimosa Lane

 

So chic — and the little window seat is adorable! We bet she drinks champagne while she closet cleans too… Well, or mimosas!

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Liz Caan Interiors

 

So, we’re going to take a page from Albertina’s book and get elbow-deep in closet cleaning once again. Because everyone needs a fresh start every now and then, right?

What’s the state of your closet? Is it totally orderly a little bit messy?

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