“I always dreamed for a more organized, a more beautiful space that reflected the rest of my house. You don’t realize how much time you spend in your closet, and I wanted to be in a beautiful and efficient space.” — Monique Lhuillier
It's not every day you're asked to design Monique Lhuillier’s closet. We’ve worked on plenty of public figures’ homes, but this was an especially exciting opportunity to work with one of my all-time favorite designers!
Monique has an enviable sense of style, so I knew her ideas and aesthetic for the dressing room would be chic, feminine and timeless, just like her designs. In addition to giving her closet some glam, a big part of the project was ensuring the resulting space allowed for ample storage (she is a fashion designer, after all!). We were able to transform her 260 square-foot closet into a clean, clutter-free and ladylike space fit for a design queen.
Monique’s French manor-style Bel-Air home is primarily gray tones and textures with light contrasting colors and luxury accents, so we wanted to carry that refined design theme through to the closet. We incorporated soft gray plush carpet and wood-paneled walls in a bespoke shade of gray, resulting in a warm, luxurious and inviting dressing space.
To optimize efficiency and organization, we installed drawers, shelves and various hanging areas along the walls. We equipped hanging rods with LED lights, lined drawers with gray ultra-suede so even small items have their own compartment, and created hooks for boots and purses.
For the fashionable finishing touches, we installed a custom Waterford chandelier dripping in smoky ombré crystals, built a three-way mirror, and commissioned Los Angeles artist Azadeh Shladovsky to customize two ottoman poof chairs, making the space feel a bit like Monique’s very own personal boutique.