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Reader request - closets

We recently received this request from reader Judy: "Hi! I'm moving into a new space with my boyfriend after the summer. We realized that the closet space was going to be an interesting dilemma to solve - and was hoping you could post some inspiring photos of other people's tasteful yet non-boring closet sharing solutions!". Now, this request was a bit tough as I don't have many closet photos in my stash, and then many are not exactly in keeping with this request but I figured I'd post whatever I could find as I am going through the exact same scenario at my house. Jeff is moving in this weekend and I have got to get the damn dressing room finished in time for both of us to be able to fit all of our clothes. Luckily I have a tiny bedroom (12' x 7') that is basically useless for any other purpose but to be a closet. The plan is to hang 2 rods on one end of the room and wall to wall shelves on the other. I'll buy some baskets for socks and unmentionables, and the rest can be folded or hung. But enough about my space - here are some closets I found that may or may not be useful non-boring solutions for Judy's new space. (The first one is my all-time favourite, and I've used it a few times already on the blog but I can't help it. It's perfect. And there are many more closets after the jump.)

Country Home

Canadian House & Home Lagerlings
Ulrika Ekblom Lori Dennis
Family Living Family Living
Sunset Better Homes & Gardens
Caitlin Moran House Beautiful
Country Living Country Living
Mark Olson Madeleine Stuart

Light Locations
Adam Chinitz
Coorda Magazine
SPI Design
Elle Decor
Elle Decor

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Reader Comments (19)

I like the Family Living closet...that looks great!

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWY Gal

I love looking at peoples beautiful clothes put away so neatly!!!


20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCopious Couture

Great post. Thank you!

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Brown

I am 100% jealous of all these closets...as I sit here thinking about my useless tiny closets that aren't even deep enough for a hanger.

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFelicity

Thank you so much for posting this! My husband and I are planning some major closet sprucing-up in the next few weeks and these are just the inspiration photos I was needing. To give you an idea of how perfect your timing is, we just grouted the tile we installed on the floor last night! Still sore from that one ;)
Thanks again,

.. all beautiful but Madeleine Stuart and the Light Locations are my favourites !!

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorella

Horribly jealous that my NYC closet will never come close to these!

I think I just had a closet-gasm. Oh my.

I love the sunset closet. It just looks like happy people full of energy and enthusiasm for life lives there.

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been looking for closet inspiration too as we are renovating in July and I have a 2.8 x 1.5 space to fill. Love the second two - all those shoes neatly lined up...

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Looking at these lovely pictures hurts me a little...they are just so damned beautiful! I hope I will have fab closet space some day

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeyse

Yay! Thank you so much for rounding up all these fab examples. I like the idea of a closet rod and drapes in lieu of sliding closet doors. I'm glad that other people were able to benefit from my dilemma too! Looks like we're all striving for a bit more organization in our lives. :-)

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy V

Wow. What I would do with a closet this size...haha =)

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

oh my these are stunning and HUGE

20 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Well you sure have some closet photos now!! They're all incredible.

21 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

thanks for the inspiration. I'm considering turning a small spare bedroom into a dream closet and so few websites feature photos (other than companies selling closets) these photos are so much more personal than a sterile/clean new closet installation

24 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTonya

OH my I'm in closet lust, the Elle decor one with dark wood floors and fabulous handbags on the spindle style shelves, that's mine. Oh how wish.

28 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

How fun! Makes me seriously rethink my closet space!

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

What inspirational images. A little out of my reach right now but a girl can dream!

18 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Strother

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