This Park Avenue Closet Is Serious Closet Porn

Clos-ette’s Melanie Charlton practically invented the idea of a custom closet, so it’s only natural that she’s always peeking in everyone else’s. Follow along every week as Clos-ette taps some of our favorite ladies (and gents!) to find out their favorite boutiques to cull, what’s at the top of their wish lists, and, of course, how they keep their own wardrobes in tact.
Our new client, a Broadway producer with a penchant for style, called us into her 1200-square-foot Park Avenue apartment. With a $300,000 budget (yep — seriously!), we commissioned five custom pieces, resulting in one amazing wardrobe. Click through to see behind the scenes of this amazing closet!
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The very first place we started was jewelry storage. The client has such an incredible collection and we wanted to make sure it was displayed just right. We built this closet around two centerpieces: her accessories and the view from the window.

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We needed some extra storage space for the wardrobe, so we turned the vanity by the window into just that.

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In addition to traditional lighting throughout the closet spaces, the client wanted to light the interior of the island.

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The hardware, jewelry storage, and the safe are all custom.

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We designed it after the look and feel of Dior and Jimmy Choo boutiques. We were inspired (copied!) their clean palates with lots of white for an aesthetic that is bright, graceful, and luxurious. A simple trick to make a smaller square footage feel larger is to use the color white — both on the walls and with the decor.
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I got lightheaded and giddy over her stunning Van Clef vintage necklace and a crocodile Hermes bag. Total swoon.

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