finally, a grown up closet.

never in my life have i ever had a walk-in closet. but now i can at long last say i finally do. i think most of us would like the luxury and the practicality of actually being able to see the clothes you’d like to put on your back, and previous to this, i was working with a closet that was added on to the house and not in a good way — at all. it was dark and tiny,... 
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restored by the fords.

this is fabulous home of Los Angeles–based interior designer Leanne Ford featured recently on domino and photographed beautifully by one of my favorites, nicole franzen. her 1945 farmhouse is a white-washed dream and filled to the brim with an enviable stash of vintage collectibles. after seeing this space, i was not only inspired to hit the flea market this weekend seeking... 
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mirror images.

so, it’s a little hard to visualize, but for my remodel we closed off the entrance to the back guest bedroom (which is now part bathroom / part walk-in closet — more to come on that soon) and instead of just leaving the former doorway a plain old wall, we made it into an arched niche — kind of like this. so, i now i’m hunting for the perfect mirror... 
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out of sight, out of mind.

frederic ducout. i’ve come to think that maybe it’s less about becoming a neat freak, and more about finding aesthetically pleasing places to hide our stuff. these black armoires and display cabinets are the perfect way to stash extra trinkets in unsuspecting places. the same places you stow your christmas wrapping paper, and out-of-season shoes can be one in... 
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closet hang ups.

alvhem. in my old guest cottage i had this great little closet nook (just below) and as i think about creating a walk-in closet when i remodel i keep coming back to this kind of space. my closet now is abysmal — i can’t see a thing, the doors barely slide open — it’s just completely wonky, an afterthought without a lot of practicality. i’m not... 
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