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Montage: 20 Gorgeously Organized Closets

Not long ago we made some changes to the main level of our condo. We created a proper entry and spacious, well-organized  closet for coats and such (my scarves and gloves now have a permanent home), added a banquette (perfect place to hang tons of smaller  artworks), relocated my desk to the other side of the floor-through space (much needed), and partitioned the family room with the TV behind beautiful French doors (noisy no more).  We love it all. Thank you Amanda and Jeff of Hark + Osborne!

Now it’s time to focus on the bedrooms. We own the parlor and lower level, which means our bedrooms are in the basement. It’s rather dungeon-esque down there. While nothing can bring sunlight in, I’m certain we can still make the master suite more functional and habitable. It’s a large area with a lot of wasted space. The bathroom is unattractive and we don’t have a bathtub. We have a walk-in-closet with an exposed brick wall. It came all tricked-out with adjustable shelving done by one of the professional closet organizers, but I’ve given it over to my husband, save for some off-season storage. My stuff hangs on an unsightly rod in a niche in the bedroom, with the hall closet right outside housing my shoes and handbags.

I thought I’d start my inspiration gathering process by contemplating closets. I’ve designed three walk in closets for myself in the past, all very similar. I’ve always had the carpenter build the shelves, cubbies, and drawers. This time I may use one of those companies that specializes in custom closets. We shall see.  Mine will not be as lavish as the closets here, but they are a good source for organizational ideas.

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Nuevo Estilo 

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Celerie Kemble  -  Elle Decor 

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J. Randall Powers

closet-with-armoire

Astleford Interiors

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Khloe Kardashian’s closet  -  In Style 

closet-new-england-home

closet-nate-berkus

Nate Berkus

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Bethany Frankel’s closet
Photographer Joe StandartTraditional Home

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Home of Michael and Jonathan of The Shoot Factory
47 Park Avenue

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Lee Ledbetter  -  Architectural Digest  

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Theodore & Company

miriam-alia-closet

Home of designer Miriam Alia of Living Pink Studio

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Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Clos-ette

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Closet of Laura Vinroot Poole  -  Domino

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Hammersmith

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Jenna Lyons  -  Domino

jennifer-eisenstadt-closet

Jennifer Eisenstadt

JJ-Locations-white-closet

JJ Locations

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Meredith McBride Kipp  -  Photographer Laura Moss

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Closet of designer Lisa Kreiling, LTK Interiors
Photographer Trent Bell for Boston Home

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For more closets (and pretty lingerie) 
follow my BOUDOIR board on PINTEREST

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Traditional dressers with deep drawers and feminine white dressing tables offer added storage for underthings and accessories.

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Montage: 24 Rooms That Use Baskets Right

I’m not sure yesterday’s woven basket post was such a hit. I know, like I said, I’m not a huge basket fan either. Perhaps I really should have provided the Montage first. Because woven baskets can be just the right touch, especially in a sophisticated ensemble. Look .  .  .

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 Architectural Digest

wooninspiratie.nl:

unidentified

contemporary-bathroom-with-baket

Nybrogatan 57

villa in lombardy

B&B Italia

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

gray cab

IKEA via Cote Maison

happymundane

Home of Jonathan Lo, the editor of Happy Mundane
via Oh | Design

highceiling

Photographer Klas Sjöberg for Lantliv

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IKEA catalog 2010

kidsroom

unidentified
via Emmas Design Blogg

abeautifulmess

A Beautiful Mess

photographer-Hannah-Blackmore

Hannah Blackmore Photography

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Stylist Karine Kong – Bodie and Fou

baskets-skylight-pots

Krista Keltanen Photography

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Bolig Magasinet

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Domino ( ? )

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Tom Scheerer

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Home of photographer Kristin PerersElle Decoration

Nuevo Estilo Eclectic Kitchen

Nuevo Estilo

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unidentified

million

Stephen Falcke

mydesignchic

M. Elle Design  -  Elle Decor
photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna

rosie brown via sfgirlbybay : victoria smith

Stylist Rosie Brown – Papa Stour

rustic-kitchen-with-steel-cabinet

photographer Tria Giovan

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Montage: 40 Kitchens in Every Color of the Rainbow

I’m down in Florida last week, and although the condo still needs work, I haven’t quite motivated to do anything. I had the pink tiles and tub in the master bath reglazed, but that’s about it. Mostly I’m waiting for the contractor to say he can start. We’re not doing a lot—the main objective is to put down a new floor, tear off the wallpaper, and repaint. Those are the must-do projects.

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Kitchen Before Blue Backsplash

The kitchen is fine, once we get the nautical wallpaper down. (Big thanks to my husband who ordered the perfect white shade and installed it, replacing the painfully outdated navy Venetian blind.) The appliances are not fancy, but they work (though honestly, how does anyone live full time with a fridge with a top freezer?) The countertops are white tile, and there’s a miniature backsplash of varying shades of blue tile. Not ideal, since they’re cobalt rather than Tiffany blue, but we’ll make it work. Right now the cabinets are an ugly, very glossy,  bone color with even uglier round black knobs. Obviously the knobs are an easy fix. But what color to paint the cabinets. Probably just white, but it’s fun to imagine . . .

Turquoise Kitchen Island Floor

William Diamond and Anthony Baratta
Photographer Tria GiovanHouse Beautiful

Turquoise Glass Backsplash White Cabinets

 Living Etc.

Turquoise Painted Kitchen Cabinets Tolix Chairs

Better Homes & Gardens

Blue Painted Butler's Pantry Kitchen

Miles ReddVeranda

Teal Blue Kitchen Walls Farm Sink

Photographer Miki Duisterhof

6-Susan-Serra-Modern-Navy-Kitchen

Photo by kitchen designer Susan Serra
at  IMM Cologne Living-Kitchen Fair

Gray Kitchen Cabinets Classic

Home of Jamie and Byron with Roux
Apartment Therapy San Francisco

J. Randall Powers Houston Interior Decorator Teal Kitcheb

J. Randall Powers Interior Decoration

Mint Green Kitchen Cabinets

unidentified

Dusty Green Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets

Better Homes & Gardens

Emerald Green Kitchen Cppper Pendant Light

Photographer Pernilla HedSkona Hem 

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Susanna Bilardo of Enoki

12-color-kitchen-skona-hem-Herrangen-Gront-Kok

Skona Hem

13-Dwell-Concrete-Kitchen-Green-Oven

Dwell

14-Kelly-Green-Kitchen-Cabinets

unidentified

15-Miles-Redd-House-Beautiful-Kelly-Green-Kitchen

Miles Redd - House Beautiful

16-Bruce-Bolander-Green-Kitchen

Architect Bruce Bolander

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Home of interior designer Estrella Salietti

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Single Speed Design ArchitectureDwell

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Gideon MendelsonHouse Beautiful

Chartreuse Green Classic Kitchen Cabinetry

House Beautiful

Yellow and White Kitchen Skylight

unidentified

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Photographer Sean Fennessy

23-Studio-Guilherme-Torres-Yellow-Black-Kitchen

Studio Guilherme Torres

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Capri Suite Hotel in Anacapri, Italy
Zeta Studio Architects

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via Apartment Therapy

26-AD-Espana-Pink-Kitchen

Architectural Digest Spain

28-Orange-Kitchen-Contemporary-Cabinets

unidentified

29-color-kitchen-Studio-Cerri-and-Associati

Studio Cerri

31-color-kitchen-London-by-Studiomama.

Studiomama

32-Mark-English-Architects-Orange-Kitchen

Mark English Architects

33-kitchen color storage

S+H Construction

34-color-kitchen-Mae-Brunken-Designs

Mae Brunken Designs

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Photographer Karina Tengberg

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Desire to Inspire

37-color-kitchen-Remodelista

Burr and McCallum Architects

38-Red-Stove-Elle-Decor-Carey-Maloney-Hermes-Mallea

House Beautiful

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Elle Decor

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Agnes Catherine Baumiller Kossowska - Photographer Rafal Lipski

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Stylist Lo Bjuruif  - Photographer Magnus Anesund


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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

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My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

Lonny-corner-bookshelf-Blair-Voltz-Clarke

Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

House-beautiful-Alex-Hitz

Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

HB-Lindsey Bond-photo-Jonny-Valiant

Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

elle-decor-Bruce-Glickman-and-Wilson-Henley

Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

Elle-Decor-Jay Fielden-library

Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch-G.P

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

Pottery-Barn-bird-prints-library

Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

Lonny-portrait-bookshelves

Lonny

Lonny-hanging-art

Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

Elle-Decor-library-with-art

Elle Decor

20X200 FOR WEST ELM AFFORDABLE ARTWORK

20×200 for West Elm

GREEN WALLS WITH BLUE BACK BOOKSHELVES

Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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