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Loft Tour: KB's Wardrobe

Two weeks ago I shared a little tour of my workspace! It's definitely where I spend most of my time at home. However, there is a space in our little home that I love most of all. My wardrobe. When we moved into our loft we were sort of bummed about the lack of storage space (read: no closet). The gal who lived here before us had fashioned a few rickity shelves in the laundry room (which we use as a pantry/craft storage), but they weren't really useful. We have a huge white brick wall running the length of our loft and not enough furniture to put there so there was a huge area that just looked oddly open. That's when my step-dad suggested we hang chain from the rafters and make a swaying wardrobe. Genius! Mike and I high-tailed it straight to Lowe's to purchase industrial strength chain and 1" pipe. It was a labor of love but I couldn't be happier! Not only do I get a fully functional (and huge!) "closet", but it also serves as a decorative feature with all of the colors and patterns. The chains and pipe fit the industrial feel of our home, but the clothing fits my personality. The perfect combination! (Also, I'm totally one of those girls that If I can't see it, I won't wear it. So this works out so nicely!) 


The white storage cubes are from Walmart. The tall ones are 2 of the 3-cubby stacking shelves (8 total), and the shoe racks at the bottom are just that. (The horizontal shelves tend to buckle in the middle though! As you can see, I'm sure!). I love being able to display my little collection of clothing in our home because it's definitely a collection I've worked at accumulating over the years. Since I only own dresses and cardigans/jackets, they fit really well. My belts are in the bathroom and my tights are in a drawer. Win/win! I think the swaying wardrobe was such a genius idea and it's almost my dream closet! It's a piece of this loft that I will want to take with me to absolutely every new home we have (but it'll probably be impossible.) I'm just going to enjoy it for as long as possible! 

You'll be able to see more photos on Moorea's blog next week! Thanks for stopping by my space!

How do you store/organize your clothing? Are you a "all items turned one way, in a certain order" kinda gal? I am!

81 comments:

  1. wow,your closet is amazing! very nice!

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  2. What an organized dream! You make not having a closet look so good! :)

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  3. oh wow that is the most amazing closet i have ever seen, i love how neat it all is, this makes mine look rather miniscule hehe i have 3 draws of clothes and thats it, i am rather impressed sweet, you look beautiful by the way :) xxx

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  4. and yes,I have all of my clothes color coded in the closet to make things easier to find.

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  5. Your closet is amazing! My closet is very organized. All my dresses on one side, in color order (red, orange, yellow, etc) with black in the front. The other side is shirts in the same way, with tank tops in the front so they don't get lost. :)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  6. I love the idea of a saying closet and it looks amazing against the white brick wall! I am a little bit OCD in my closet as well, all color coordinated and sectioned by type of garment! Clean is better in my opinion!

    Kaylee
    xo

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  7. Uhmm...ridiculously jealous of this! Sooo pretty.

    LolaDee
    www.loladee.com

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  8. Wow, I wish I had the space to do something like this! Since I moved back in with my parents until me and the boy can afford to renovate our new-to-us house, I'm living in a box. Literally. All I have for my clothes/shoes/accessories is two canvas wardrobes, one with a rail, the other with shelves. I can't wait to move into my new home and have a pretty closet!

    Seriously though, it looks amazing. All those dresses and shoes? Heaven!!

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  9. Holy awesomeness! Love it, I've been working on my closet at the new house..wish I lived in a loft!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love this idea. I love the little glimpses into your apartment, too. It's the perfect way to store all your clothing-- and for sure, it is a collection!! You should show it off!:) Drooled a little over your shoes. Actually, a lot.

    Have a great weekend!

    xo

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  11. Your wardrobe is a girls dream! I love it! You seem to have my ideal home! Looking gorgeous as always x

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  12. This is lush! I think you may just have my dream collection of clothes! xx

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  13. Your closet is to die for! I love how pleasing the layout is too. Definitely more like home decor than clothing storage.

    As for me, I am totally the type of person that organizes all similar clothes together then within each section everything is organized by color and everything has to face the same way. I'm such a perfectionist sometimes.

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  14. ughhhh you're closet is so amazing it's not even FAIR! living in NYC I'm lucky if I have a single closet per room...I have clothes everywhere! Including a garment rack at my parents in New ENgland. Someday I wish to have one as greatly organized as this, and all in one place!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  15. I like your confidence with colour and I love all the pieces of furniture....this is a totally unique layout.

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  16. That is so cool!!
    I am always running out of hanging space, but if you run out, you can just get a longer pipe!

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  17. Your closet is AMAZING! I wish I had this many dresses!

    You look very pretty by the way! I can't wait to see the entire loft :)

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  18. holy dream wardrobe! i love how the shoes are on display.... vs the pile at the bottom of my closet! love seeing all your pretty patterns and fabrics, makes perfect decor!

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  19. You have no idea how much I love this! My heart swells whenever I see a really well-executed organizing layout.

    Your shoe cubbies/display are gorgeous! :)

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  20. Love your closet! But I do have a question - Are your dogs not into shoes? I can't store my shoes on or close to the floor because my dog would have a chew fest!

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  21. @ MeggieJ: Nope! I'm very very very lucky in that regard! G used to love shoes when she was a pup, but she grew out of it. Pip never cared for them! We keep their puppy play basket well stocked for this reason! haha

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  22. i am green with envy! this is freaking AWESOME!

    i like my clothes color coordinated, but the lack of closet space doesn't really allow it... one day, my dreams of colorful tisy bliss will come true :)

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  23. I LOVE the idea of the hanging closet!! But hold the phone...you don't own ANY pants/jeans?!

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  24. hehe I love how all your shoes face the same way :P I sort mine by style then by colour :) I adore this style of wardrobe and I am rather jealous! I really need a new wardrobe...might steal yours :P

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  25. Your closet is totally awesome. =] I'm definitely a "all things hang the same way" type of girl. I also organize by long sleeves, short sleeves, tank tops, dresses, skirts.

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  26. This is so great! Way to be organized and practical :) I would love to have my wardrobe out in the open like this. It would make things so much easier!

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  27. If you want your tall boots to stand up straight...throw some empty wine bottles in them!

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  28. This is awesome, and perfect for you guys, since your style is such a part of your life.
    I've had to commandeer a room in my house to create and office/closet because the tiny closet for our bedroom is just big enough for my husband's clothes. I've gone a similar route with just getting almost everything out in the open so it's part of the decor and so I'll see it daily.

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  29. I love you closet idea! when I finally get a larger space that I can customize, I'll have to keep some of your strategies in mind. I'm definitely a more visual girl, so if I don't see it, I know I won't wear it!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  30. That's it - you have the PERFECT closet!

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  31. Wow! I love this...I like how your arranged all your shoes!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Blue Vanilla Giveaway

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  32. Totally in love with this!

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  33. I love this post. Your closet is amazing! It really is a piece of art. I don't think I could ever be neat enough to maintain something like that.

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  34. Gorgeous! Right now by closet is organized by colors. But I've tried every method in the book. I like to change it up every now and then.

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  35. I love this idea. And wow your closet looks amazing especially all those JC shoes *dies*

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  36. i'm so jealous of this. I just organize my closet my item. skirts, dresses, shirts, cardigans, sweatshirts, jackets. But it's still a complete mess because there's no storage in my parent's house and my room is very small haha

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  37. I tried to buy those floral shoes and they didn't have my size :(

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  38. Amazing. that is the only word i have for this... amazing!

    <3 Sarah

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  39. wuao kaelah ! I love you closet !
    soo cuteee ! love the shoes most of all! and I organize my clothes by colors ! haha (:

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  40. Where does Mike keep his clothes?! Haha. But aside from that, this is fantastic. oxox

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  41. Wow, that's a lot of clothes! I love that you made into a feature.
    P.S. Where does Mike keep his clothes?!

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  42. Omg that is so smart! I'm moving into an apartment next week and being the fashion obsessed girl I am I was worried I wouldn't have enough space...I love the chain your closet looks like a store.

    Such a cute idea!

    xxx
    Kaitlin

    http://kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  43. That is an amazing closet! I wish I had one half as cool! <3

    That must also be a really good motivation to keep everything neat... Great - now I really want a closet like that! I would have to keep it neat if it was all out in the open like that!

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  44. My dream is having a true dressing for my clothes but also for my man clothes... Our work space become a real one and it's very strange to work in a dressing !! We have a lot of dresses and shirts all around us... I mus do some photos one day !

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  45. Commence a total drool.

    I like to call myself organized, but I'm currently coveting your collection/organization. I keep my clothes bunched by type - sweaters, dresses, pants; and THEN by color. Gets tedious but makes things easier to find!

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  46. What an amazing space and everything is so nicely organized. I think you have motivated me to go revamp my closet!!! Can't wait to see more photos. Maybe you should do a post on a few of your most cherished pieces.

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  47. Holy shoes!!!!! I love your space! So jealous of it right now. One day I will have a space that cute. One day...
    :-D

    Love your style!

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  48. Beautiful! I'm definitely an all clothes turned the same way girl. I also organize everything by color!

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  49. One word: in-love. Seriously has to be the most awesome space ever. I love it! :D

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  50. This is so amazing. I'm going to have to create a "closet" like this when my husband and I move... because like you, if I can't easily see it, I ain't gonna wear it! haha.

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  51. I love this!! :) heh little does my bf know when we buy a house (hopefully soon!!) I'm having my own room as a giant walk in wardrobe/office space just for me :) he can have the tv and playstion in the lounge I figure - win win!!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  52. i'm totally jealous and i absolutely love it! thanks for sharing, it's one of my favorite posts for sure <3<3<3

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  53. This is lovely! I'm so jealous - we're really short of both storage and wall space!

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  54. I am totally anal about my clothes. In fact, I was just discussing this with some people and posted a picture of it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/illumined_red/5985305240/in/photostream

    I *have* to have my off-season clothes out of the way, I can't stand to have clothes I can't currently wear in my closet! So I switch things out when the weather starts to change.

    I love your closet set up, it's lovely.

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  55. Pretty epic collection you got yourself there!

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  56. this is such a great setup!
    i love it. : )

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  57. This is a gorgeous setup! I love the idea of having everything out in the open and using it basically as a design feature! WHY NOT!? Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  58. What a wonderful way to store/display all of your clothes. I'm totally jealous.

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  59. i don't like my current closet, but i love yours. i definitely turn all hangers one way and try to color coordinate my clothes.
    this closet looks really, really fun. i want to borrow all of your dresses...

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  60. I have about 5 or 6 dresses in my closet. everything else is my husbands . . he has 40 shirts lined up in there. (well a little more, i counted a couple weeks ago). I really don't have a lot of clothes and most of what I wear now is borrowed. I live out of a pair of shorts, a pair of jeans, and a few shirts each week and then those dresses I have. 3 of them need to be stitched up because they ripped. eek.

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  61. I love it, you have it organized so well that it looks like a store.

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  62. What an amazing closet! I love how everything is visible at a glance and that you are able to use your clothing as home decoration.

    In my closet I have everything hanging in their own sections (dresses, tanks, t-shirts, skirts, and then business clothing) and within each section I have the clothing colour-coordinated. Within each section the clothing is in colour order and all of my clothing has to face the same way. I wish I could hang everything, but there simply is not enough room so I have two dressers and shelving for knits, jeans, workout wear, shorts, etc.

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  63. wow, this is amazing, i am immediatly doing this when i move out.
    i was thinking about it, and i thought perhaps you could put a shelf up above the hanging bit, get some foam heads and display your wigs. just an diea if you hadnt thought of it already :)
    also, words cannot describe how jealous i am of your dress collection. I am only up to 15 dresses, but it is a work in progress!.

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  64. your "closet" looks SOOOO much better than mine! I love the bottom shoes in the 3rd pic!

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  65. Wow! This is incredible... super inspiring.

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  66. ok so... I am lloking for a flat with my boyfriend. Yesterday I wanted a big bathroom and a balcony. Now I want a big bathroom, a balcony and a wall to build my closet like yours! hahaha I've never seen you wearing he JC Lita's in the firsts pics? the USA ones and the ones below them? I envy you! want them!!!


    Georgina

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  67. so jealous! I have a serious case of closet envy right now!

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  68. I love your wardrobe. I'm too messy to have my clothes on display. I not only how organised you are but that all your hangers are the same!

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  69. Wow! Your wardrobe is incredible. I have to say that I am far to messy to have my wardrobe on display. I'de just end up throwing stuff all over the floor. I am like a teenager! x

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  70. I love how organized and huge this closet it! Amazing! I wish I had one just like it.

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  71. I love, love, love the way this looks. I can't wait to see the rest of your living space. Studios are so neat.

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  72. Wow, I absolutely adore your hanging closet! It's so amazing.

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  73. Have you worn those leopard wedges yet? They are just amazing!

    :)
    xx

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  74. this entry was seriously too good not to be shared on my latest link love.

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  75. wow. next time my grandmother chastises me for having too many clothes i am going to show her these pictures to say that 1. i am not alone 2.some people have more than me.

    i definitely have everything facing the same way and i organize based on sleeve length! i love your set up, its ideal!

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  76. Great photos!

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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