// Nate Berkus

There are construction workers in my house today. Slowly we’re making progress toward our master bedroom / bathroom (plus laundry / pantry and new half bath) remodel. The workers had been on hold for budgetary reasons, but started back this week on our new walk-in closet. Squeal. Since we’re designing a custom closet, I spent the better part of Monday measuring – measuring the height of my tallest boots, the length of my hanging maxi dresses, the width of my sock drawer organizer… this thing is going to be tailor-made and school girl giddy! I may have an slight obsession with organization, specifically that all of my possessions have an exact home. This closet (at least my side, Husband is more of a throw it in a cubby kinda guy) is going to be just that – a place for my clutches, a small drawer for hosiery, a dedicated shelf for my yoga pants. Lots of wood cutting going on today.

In this post, I wanted to share some of my master closet inspiration. The above photo is from Nate Berkus. I wish our closet was big enough for that tufted ottoman. I would literally hang out in my closet, read a book, drink some wine. Maybe it’s a good thing, I might never leave. What I drew from this photo is the shoe storage, particularily the taller boot storage at the bottom.


// The Order Obsessed

Speaking of shoe storage, I am crazy about these low cubbies pictured above. I suggested this to Husband for his side and I am so glad he agreed. It keeps shoes off the floor and organized. So much better than an adjustable metal shoe shelf.


// Unknown (please leave a comment, if you know)

What caught my eye about this photo was the small drawers. Not only are they visually appealing, separating the upper and lower hanging space, but they’re the perfect size for undergarments, socks, belts, scarves, and other accessories.


// Made by Girl

It’s truly amazing how many more types of clothing and accessories men have then women. When designing my side of the closet, I almost forgot about handbags and clutches. I love how blogger, Jen Ramos, added divided cubbies for her purses. I plan on doing that, as well.


 // Sabrina Linn

Lastly, because I didn’t want to waste even an inch of space, I love this over-the-door shelf, designed by Sabrina Linn. It’s a great spot to throw seasonal handbags, special occasion shoes or even an overnight duffle.

I can’t wait to show you what I finally designed. It’s a bit of a work in progress, so I will update you once it’s finalized. In the meantime, check out my ‘Closets’ pin board for a lot more inspiration. And if you want to get organized in your existing space, it might be time to edit your wardrobe. Check out my Wardrobe Editing Decision Tree to help you make wise decisions!