Monday, January 7, 2008

Shoe Closet


One of the items on my to do list for the New Year was organize my office, including my shoe and purse closet. One of my first projects when we bought the house was to turn the closet in my office into a shoe and purse closet. It is a great space and makes getting dressed much easier in the morning not having to look for shoes. This past weekend I spent a whole afternoon weeding through the unworn shoes, stuffing purses to keep their shape and cleaning all the leather with non-alcohol baby wipes. Above is a photo of the finished product. I am thinking of panting the inside a color for some interest, but plain white does not distract from the shoes. I also pulled some tear images I had of some other great shoe closets.

These are individually stuffed shoes. I did not take my closet this far.

Here is Donatella Versace's closet from an old InStyle magazine. She had an equally wonderful purse closet.


This women built cabinets in her bathroom to store all her shoes. I love the library ladder, but wonder what the humidity would do to the shoes.

9 comments:

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Your shoes appear to me MUCH cuter than the shoes in the 2nd photo. :)

Suzy said...

Good on you for being so organised! I only wish I had that much space in my apartment...

KathleenG said...

Your shoes look fantastic! On another note I am wondering where you got your kitchen cabinets. I'm planning a renovation now and am in the market.

IzzyLu said...

Kathleen - We used the existing cabinets and got new doors and drawer fronts. We ordered them from Lowes. I will find the company's name and send you the information. They were really easy. We measured based on the directions, picked the type of wood (if you want finish too), ordered and paid at Lowes. Within 2 weeks they were at our house. The quality is great, equal to Amish made doors we thought about. I was amazed at how nice they turned out.

KathleenG said...

Thanks! BTW I'm not sure this is your dream sofa but I came across this and thought I'd send your way.
http://www.matthewizzo.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_79&products_id=91

Alkemie said...

Love this post on closets. My favorite is the photo on the bottom - the woman who built all shelving in the bathroom. I totally agree about the humidity in the bathroom though.

drey said...

you have some pretty shoes!

teaorwine said...

I leave my shoes "in the box" with descriptive and attractive labels that I have created attached. Just not a fan of the dust that accumulates on them in the closet.

Hmm...am wondering what exactly those shoes are stuffed with? Looks nicer than newsprint.

Patricia Gray said...

Great job you have done on your shoe closet!