Thursday, January 20, 2011

The "Skeletons" in our Closet

So the bf and I are in the process of fixing up his flat in Salcedo.
It's huge, 180 sq meters and 3 bedrooms, we have a lot to do and a long way to go.
I hope it can be done in time for my birthday so I can save on the venue. Haha.

As I do my duty and browse through the many interior sites, I couldn't help but check out one of my favorites, Elle Decor and came across something very very close to my heart- closets.

I think closets say a lot about a person in the same way the contents of your bag do.

Here are some:
Loree Rodkin
My personal favorite. It's so subdues but elegant.

In jeweler Loree Rodkin’s Los Angeles apartment, which she decorated with the help of Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the dressing room reflects the home’s subdued color scheme. The island of drawers and shelving by Poliform provides ample storage and display space for Rodkin’s shoe collection. The vintage brass pendant lights are from Rewire, and the antique bowl is from Jacques Carcanagues Gallery.
Photographer: Firooz Zahedi

Anna Sui
Way too cluttered for my taste. How does she find anything here?

Fashion star Anna Sui’s second Manhattan apartment—a top-floor space in the same building as her one-bedroom home—has a stylish dressing room to hold the overflow from her wardrobe. Custom shelves were designed to fit her many shoe boxes, which are labeled with Polaroids of their contents. Striped hooks offer a perch for to protect delicate sequined items from getting crushed.
Photographer: Eric Boman

Nanette Lepore
So much like the designer herself, her closet is whimsical yet still classy.

The dressing room of fashion designer Nanette Lepore’s Manhattan townhouse is filled with glamourous accents, including a mirrored chest and cabinets, cascading glass chandelier, and a plush velvet-upholstered ottoman (a perfect perch for toy poodle Bunny). Vintage apparel dominates one area, while another is reserved for Lepore’s own creations. The Chinese Art Deco rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.
Photographer: William Waldron

Tamara Mellon
For the founder of Jimmy Choo, her closet isn't so impressive. It looks too old for my taste.

The standout among Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon’s multiple closets is the one created especially for her collection of more than 400 pairs of shoes, arranged by color and type. Pairs not on display are stored in boxes labeled with photos for easy identification. Mellon also has a separate closet for her jeans, and she color coordinates her wardrobe seasonally with the help of a firm called the Practical Princess.
Photographer: Simon Upton

Aerin Lauder
Very clean and airy. It's nice to just sit here and read a good book.

The dressing room in the Manhattan apartment of Estée Lauder creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer is a tribute to her grandmother’s signature style—including Estée’s favorite blue-and-white color scheme and Gracie wall coverings. The chandelier is by Baguès, and the circa-1970 desk is by Gabriella Crespi.
Photographer: Simon Upton

One for the boys. Obviously a man's room. The blue closests make it unique. Nice touch.

For the dressing room of his Chicago apartment, interior designer Nate Berkus opts for a sporty blue closet. The space has vintage touches, including a wardrobe and mirror installed during the apartment’s 1940s renovation by architect Samuel Marx, as well as a midcentury French light fixture. The 1960s Paul McCobb stools are upholstered in men’s suiting corduroy.
Photographer: Pieter Estersohn

Brian Atwood
After seeing this, I'm inspired to make the bf's closet to look like this.

Shoe designer Brian Atwood’s minimalist dressing room keeps clothing—and clutter—out of sight. The dark surfaces and vintage furnishings echo the decor throughout his Milan apartment, which was decorated by Nate Berkus. The daybed is by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen.
Photographer: Simon Upton

Now I have half a mind to convert one of the bedrooms into a walk in closet. Fingers crossed he'll actually agree- it'll take a lot of convincing. Hmm... wonder what I can do to prove the merits of a bedroom cum closet. Any suggestions?

What does your closet look like?
Could you just stare at it all day?



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