Indeed, from display ideas to perfect lighting and clever storage solutions, her closet is the luxe but practical we've always wanted. So scroll through below for to drool over as well as plenty of to apply to a space of any size.
Light It Up
Before this gorgeous closet was a closet, it was a bedroom. Lapides tells MyDomaine that she "used to have a 'cloffice' (closet-office combo)," which worked pretty well since her professional life was intimately connected to her fashionable wardrobe. But she was ready to turn things up a notch for a customized space that was easy to navigate as well as pretty to look at. One of the most important parts of the process was choosing lighting that's stylish and flattering. "I think the lighting really amped up the sophistication of the closet by 100 perfect," she says.
There are integrated LED lights installed right above the clothing because, as she jokes, "what's the point of having everything at your fingertips if you can't really see what you have?" Not only do these lights brighten up the entire space, but they also make it so much easier to get ready, which is a huge upgrade from the dark little annex that it used to be. And while LEDs offer a lot of functional value, you can also make a design statement by opting for a chic overhead light fixture. Lapides worked closely with to find the perfect option.
It's modern and clean, and since her closet stocks to a pretty tight color scheme of neutrals, a metallic accent is a great way to mix things up. But don't forget to think about scale and ceiling height when choosing a pendant, since you don't want to overcrowd your space if it hangs too low.
A sophisticated light fixture can be just the décor addition you need to make your walk-in closet feel more like a glamorous dressing room.
Don't Forget the Details
One of Lapides's favorite things about her closet is the island in the center. First of all, it's on wheels, which means she can roll it around while packing and prepping for upcoming shoots. It also offers a ton of storage space for her accessories, from jewelry and sunglasses to mini purses and keepsakes. "I love having an easy place to scan my collection and grab and go. The sliding shelves make it so easy to see everything, and I love how organized it looks," she tells us.
These drawers are a way to protect her favorite sunglasses without their cases, which can really slow you down when you need to run out the door. And while she does have a full-length mirror "that stealthily tucks onto the side of the denim section of the closet," she also has this stylish tabletop mirror for those essential close-ups.
Not only will a geometric gold table mirror make it easier for you to fasten your jewelry, but it'll also bring a lot more style to your space.
Create a Clean Canvas
Crisp white walls are the perfect canvas for a walk-in closet, and a fresh, modern look has always been a part of Lapides's vision. "I find my personal style really also dictates the style in my home décor. I wanted a fresh and clean space where my clothes and accessories could really be the star," she says. When she was first brainstorming concepts before beginning the redesign, she actually considered going for a more boutique-style aesthetic that emphasized display. As gorgeous as it was, she decided that a functional, well-organized closet that also maximized space was her priority, as long as it also had a few décor accents.
Also, if you look closely at her sweater and denim collections, you'll notice acrylic dividers that separate them. We think these clear divides were a smart choice, as colorful ones may have thrown off her color palette and been somewhat distracting. "It forces me to really fold things properly and makes it easier to really see what I have instead of piling through drawers," she adds. So if you dread folding, this is a great way to stay organized.
Use a fancy gold hanger as a decorative statement to display your favorite dress on your cabinet pulls or door handles.
Ditch the Doors
While this walk-in closet is completely doorless for practical reasons like being able to scan her entire wardrobe in the blink of an eye, there are also a ton of cosmetic perks. Namely, she likes being able to see all of her gorgeous pieces instead of having them tucked away behind closed doors. "The most important thing about my closet was to have tiny moments of display opportunity," she says. Since Lapides's shoe collection is so incredible, it makes sense that she chose to give it the spotlight by opting for exposed shelves.
(And we see you, Disney hat in the top corner.)
A simple, stackable shoe cubby is a great way to stay organized as well as take care of your favorite pieces instead of having to toss them in a pile on the floor.
Edit Your Wardrobe
In essence, to make sure that things don't get overcrowded and cluttered, you can't be too sentimental about what you keep.
A pretty but neutral rug like this one is a great way to spruce up a walk-in closet, holding its own without overshadowing your pretty wardrobe or distracting you from the task at hand: getting ready.
What's your favorite part about this space? Sound off in the comments below, and feel free to share your own walk-in closet ideas as well.