When the husband and I got married we decided to move to Manhattan Beach. Not only do we love being by the water, but it was close to his work. We found a cozy home that was perfect for us, but soon realized that it was a very old house…which meant that there was barely any closet space. This was a major problem with my line of work, and with the number of shoes and purses I had alone! For the first two years I sacrificed my closet and kept half the things at my office, since there wasn’t enough storage space. We had an empty room at the house, so I decided to turn it into my walk-in closet. Then I met Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design at a DVF event and my life changed.
Lisa and I instantly hit it off. I looked into her work and was completely blown away by her portfolio. What I love most about her designs is that she not only makes the most intricate and beautiful closets, but they’re also extremely functional and practical. She has revolutionized the concept of what a closet should be, and has done so for a very impressive roster of celebrities, designers, and architects. I’m completely enthralled by how she was able to create my closet.
First of all, the room wasn’t getting enough light, so she added interior lights—not only on the ceiling, but also within the closet to light up my clothes and accessories. It makes a HUGE difference when getting dressed. I also love how she displayed my shoes and purses…sometimes I feel like I’m shopping in my own closet! And as for the custom-made island designed by my friend Aimee Song, Lisa lined it inside with pretty pink suede for me to organize all my accessories, bras, sunglasses, etc. I also told her of my love for gold, so all the hardware, including the hangers, are now gold! She decked it out with things that inspire me—like Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler home goods, and my favorite: my framed Chanel and Dior art pieces. Also, she added beautiful wallpaper on the ceiling for a surprise touch. I love how unexpected it is!
When I walk into my closet now, I feel so inspired and relaxed. I think it’s incredibly important to feel inspired when getting ready for the day, since it will reflect on your mood, your thoughts, and of course your outfit!
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