I have always wanted a glamorous Hollywood closet. I finally had the opportunity to design my very own and it came together exquisitely. The closet itself was not very large so I had to really think of how to put that allure into this small space. I decided to mirror just about everything, making the room appear larger. I even added beveled mirror to the island, introducing more light and glamour. The beautiful Degué chandelier fit perfectly over the island; my past blog Art Deco Artistry gives more detail on this stunning piece.
I put a lot of thought into the design of the island. Being that this is not a large room, I had to be clever with the organization of my belongings. I love belts and have many of them. I thought that a pull out cabinet would be just the thing to store and display them. I chose to use lucite in the cabinets to keep with the glamour theme and allow for better visibility than wood shelving and doors. In addition to the shelves I also chose lucite door knobs. To house all of my jewelry I called upon Formal Drawers to create customized velvet lined drawers. I highly recommend Formal Drawers, they do wonders!
Here is a little trick for some extra storage. I had some dead space behind the wall here and added a secret cubby to get more use out of it. It’s just a fun little extra in the closet.
I am a big fan of pullout garment rods; I don’t think could live without them. I always place my garment rods 76” above the finished floor to be sure that I don’t run into it and hit my eye. The height also allows enough room for long gowns to hang properly. Another tiny detail I add is a nice trim along the edges of the lined walls; it adds that finishing touch of glamour and sophistication. I always line my closets and here I chose a neutral suede from Calvin Fabrics, bought from the Donghia showroom here in West Hollywood.
We can’t forget the handbags! I have purses for every occasion and this convenient cabinet houses them flawlessly while keeping them protected.