OLIVIA CULPO

LACD x Olivia Culpo


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Olivia's LA loft gets a high-fashion closet facelift, giving new meaning to Hollywood glam! With pull-out shelves for shoes, and floating open shelving throughout for displaying bags and accessories, the closet allows Olivia to showcase her favorite pieces and merchandise the space for any given occasion. 

Since the loft is so open, it is important that the closet can remain tidy at all times. To achieve this, all of the hanging is kept behind full-height mirror doors, which not only glam up the design, but also bring additional light into the previously dark corner of the home.  


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Previously, Olivia's loft was severely lacking in storage space, which didn't work for her busy lifestyle. Having a space for everything, and an organized system in place will make packing and putting together looks so much easier for her. The closet incorporates white marble countertops for folding and laying out items.


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Possibly my favorite detail in the new dressing room, the crystal knobs add a sparkly touch of old Hollywood sophistication to the otherwise simple and modern design! 


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See the full transformation, and get a look at the 'before' on YouTube!

Exclusive first look at the space in Architectural Digest


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KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIAN CLOSETS

The Kardashians have redefined #closetgoals!

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The Kardashian clan continues to grow their crew, which can only mean one thing...they’ll need more closets! We got a glimpse of Kylie’s new daughter’s closet in her video documenting her pregnancy journey and it looks like she already has quite the shoe collection.

We all know America’s “first family” loves the lavish life. So, it’s no surprise their coveted closets are a far cry from traditional walk-ins. Over the years we’ve seen them redefine custom closets and I’ve been fortunate enough to design several of them.


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In the early days of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” I worked with interior designer extraordinaire, Jeff Andrews, to create Kris’ 300-square-foot dream closet. A self-proclaimed “perfectionist,” she was adamant everything had to have a place and be perfectly organized. In the end, she said it was “everything she dreamed of” and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out. She has since moved homes and expanded her closets, even adding a Birkin-specific closet to her collection, equipped with a neon sign by artist Beau Dunn that reads 'Need Money for Birkin.'


In the same house, I also designed closets for Kendall and Kylie. It was my first project working with teenagers, and as teenagers do,  they wanted all the fabulous extras in their dressing rooms.  They’ve since upgraded to homes of their own, but I’m so glad I got to help them bring their vision to life at a critical time when they were launching their careers and just beginning to express interest in the world of fashion.


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Most recently, I designed a 150-square-foot "workout closet" for Khloe. The fitness fanatic has upped her workout game in recent years and needed a designated space to keep her gear in top shape. The closet has plenty of hanging room for tops, tees, leggings and shorts, shelves for her extensive sneaker collection, dividers to organize her gym bags and sports bras, a display case for accessories, and even a mini-fridge stocked with Fiji water.

The connoisseurs of luxury and bespoke closets, there’s no question the Kardashians are ultimate #closetgoals.  


 

 

MR. DARK'S MAN CAVE


In keeping with the spooky Halloween season, I'm taking you inside a dressing room that will definitely be haunting your dreams! Designed for a client with an inclination to the dark side, this closet is the ultimate man cave.



The space showcases the client's fully tailored wardrobe and stylish sneaker collection for a boutique in-home experience. With LED rods and backlighting panels, every detail screams 'STYLE'!



A built-in charging drawer ensures all his electronics are tucked away and kept at full capacity. This maximizes convenience and protection, by keeping all the devices out of sight.



Longines watches are beautifully displayed on custom pull-out winders, with a biometric-locking Brown safe vault tucked below.



For more on Mr. Dark's man cave, see the full YouTube tour below!


Designer Lisa Adams tours the ultimate man cave, featuring all the techy extras! Complete with a backlit sneaker wall, custom safe, hidden compartments, and a charging station, this closet brings the boutique shopping experience home.


MARBLE, MIRROR, AND A MILLION DOLLAR BAG

HOLLYWOOD GLAM GETS A FACELIFT

in this spectacular custom dressing space, finished with the finest luxury details. The closet feels classic yet fresh, modern yet feminine, and employs all the latest in-home technology. 

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The client's prized purse collection required very special attention. I incorporated a suede-lined glass display to protect and showcase this stunning diamond accented Hermes Himalayan Birkin - dubbed the most desirable bag in existence.



A standout feature of the room, the client's fine jewelry collection is housed in a custom marble-fronted jewelry cabinet. Complete with built-in Orbita watch-winders, a sliding glass case, and biometric lock, it's the perfect piece for showcase and safe-keeping.


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No proper primp space is complete without a fabulous vanity. We created this custom built-in vanity to house all of my client's cosmetic accoutrements. The vanity features a marble waterfall countertop, inset cups for brushes and tools, and custom washable drawer inserts for makeup.


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The dressing room is finished in a light grey wood throughout, complete with custom brushed metal tab pulls and white carrara marble countertops and door fronts.

Because of the unique shape of the space, we introduced a custom oval island, allowing for additional storage of the client's accessories, while still allowing for generous amounts of space to move around the room. 


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With the help of custom Formé shoe inserts and hanging boot trees, my client's shoe collection is kept in perfect form! The custom shelves wrap the corner with floating ledges for flats, maximizing the space and making a modern statement in the room. 


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For a full tour of the space, check out the latest on YouTube! Lisa Adams gives a guided walkthrough, and shows off all the boutique bells and whistles in this space!


Designer Lisa Adams gives an exclusive tour of the ultra-chic space she designed for one of LA's leading ladies! Packed with custom appointments, this closet is the ultimate space for pampering, and showcases the client's one-of-a-kind designer collection.

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We wanted to give Jessi the ultimate glam room to showcase her personal style!

 

 

If you follow fashion and beauty blogger extraordinaire, Jessi Malay, you know she recently shared some major news. Well, yes, she’s having a baby(!); but, she’s also gearing up to reveal her new dressing room, designed by LA Closet Design.

 

Preliminary rendering of Jessi's space

Preliminary rendering of Jessi's space

I’ve so enjoyed working with Jessi and executing her vision for a stylish space that suits her needs. As one of the most notable bloggers in the biz, we wanted to give her the ultimate glam room that reflects her style and aligns with her aesthetic. That meant creating a chic and modern space, integrating a white foundation with pastel pops and silver accents. While we aimed to ensure the space seamlessly works with the rest of her home, we brought in some playful, girly touches like a seventies-inspired, patterned wallpaper, a dramatic chandelier and a furry stool.

 

 

Now, she will have a beautiful space to shoot videos and photos, stage looks and try out new beauty products. We can’t wait to share the full reveal with you soon! For more on the process of working with Jessi, and some of our design inspo, take a look at her recent blog post about the space!

 

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

“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.



 

For more on Monique’s closet, see the following press publications:

Elle Decor

InStyle




 

Whitney Port

 
 

The Hills alum gets a playful, colorful closet to match her vibrant wardrobe and creative personality.  

 

When Whitney Port -- MTV alum and designer behind Whitney Eve -- shared her closet revamp vision, I knew it would be a fun project for LACD.  Her goal was to have a playful, colorful and bright space that occupied an open-concept room in her Venice, CA home.  We delivered, creating a charming space for her, mixing and matching various materials and furniture pieces, that embodies her personality, lifestyle, and style.

 

 

Whitney’s starting place for her closet was unique: she was inspired by the iconic Martinique banana leaf wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel and wanted something similar to cover her closet’s walls. We ended up with a similar, but more original wallpaper from Walnut Wallpaper. It ultimately added the perfect pop of playfulness to Whitney’s closet.

 

 

With 10-foot-high ceilings and not a ton of width, we focused on maximizing every inch of height and ensuring all her items would be visible at first glance. We used a mix of hang rods, shelving and drawers to accommodate her dynamic wardrobe -- from gowns and jackets to shorts and blouses to socks and undergarments.


Tip: Hanging your bottoms in order of length keeps things looking sharp.


 

Whitney has a lot of shoes and needed a way to see all of them at once so she could grab a pair and hit the ground running. We counted and measured her more than 125 pairs of shoes so we could maximize the custom cabinet that would be the window to her soles. We then created multiple shelves -- one for flats, ankle boots and heels, and arranged each category in order of height and then by color to feature her footwear in the most logical way pos.  


Tip: While Whitney’s shoe shelf was custom, you can get a similar look with the Parsons Tower from West Elm.


 

In addition to abundant footwear, Whitney also has handbags...lots of handbags! We used the top shelves of her closet to line up her handbags, using vertical dividers to keep them upright. Dividers not only help bags maintain their shape and longevity, but also allow them to be displayed in the most organized way while still showing them off.  

Tip: If you can see your handbag at first glance, you’re more likely to mix up the ones you use rather than continually opting for the same one or few. For purse dividers like the ones used in Whitney’s closet, visit LA Closet Design or The October Company.

 

 

For more on Whitney’s closet, see the following press:

 

Glamour


 

 

MAN CAVE CLOSET

 

“Everyone wants to feel like they’re in a calm space where they can just unwind.”

- Lisa Adams  


Lisa and LA Closet Design were featured on CBS today in a segment, “New Trend Has Men Turning Their Closets Into Mini Man Caves” Featuring Matt Rutler,  Christina Aguilera’s fiancé, Lisa talks about transforming Matt’s space and the mancave trend. You can view the segment here. The segment’s transcript is below.

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More and more men are cleaning out their closets and turning them into a dream space. This new trend has designers transforming closets of all sizes into mini man caves. Matt Rutler shares a home with his fiancé, pop star Christina Aguilera. But one closet in the house is all his own. It’s where he keeps some of his most cherished memories. The clustered collection of magnets reminds him of his childhood home.

“I grew up in a house that was very cluttered, sorry mom,” Rutler said.

But even Matt’s so-called 'clutter' is part of a larger design that’s turned his closet into a sanctuary.

 
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“Even if I’m coming in here for five minutes, I wanna feel like I’m home,” he said. “Like this is just my little man cave.”

 

Converting men’s bedroom closets into mini man caves is a growing trend, from large walk-ins to more common sizes. Some guys create cozy reading nooks, others simply make a space to hide away with prized possessions. Even the smallest spaces can be transformed.

Closet designer Lisa Adams with LA Closet Design says the biggest challenge in Matt’s closet was the room’s many angles. But she says no matter the closet’s shape, or what amenities her clients choose, men and women are typically after the same thing.

“Everyone wants to feel like they’re in a calm space where they can just unwind,” Adams said.

For Matt that space includes his favorite view. “I love looking out at these trees and there’s a little fountain out there you can hear the water,” Rutler said.  A small but manly space, all his own.

 
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JAIME KING

 

“My goal was really to create a space of beauty, serenity, and most important, functionality.”

- Jaime King  


One of today’s foremost fashion icons -- not to mention a recognizable model and actress who holds her own in Hollywood -- Jaime King is proving to be a Tinseltown titan. And this modern-day woman with a mid-century modern home needed a killer closet to go with her killer wardrobe. To help Jaime get her dream dressing room, LA Closet Design knew we had to bring a bit of edgy glamour to the Beverly Hills home. To transform the existing space and focus on visibility, LA Closet Design integrated a variety of functional storage, and punctuated the closet with luxe materials and California-cool accents.

Color scheme was a logical starting point in order to best maintain the integrity and fluidity of the home. We used an elegant combination of white and mahogany wood, mixing the two in a way that was balanced and synergistic with the rest of the home’s aesthetic.

The next phase of Jaime’s closet was to decide how to best use the space. The trendsetting mom’s mission was more about seeing everything than organization, so we created a space where what you see is what you get. That included a suede-lined pull-out glass case to display her sunglass collection and a rod from which her boots hang from boot trees. For the jean-queen (er, King), we installed a vertical “denim bar” to house jeans, along with folded t-shirts using Pliios.

The last phase of the closet was bringing in key accent pieces that appropriately represented Jaime’s rocker-chic style. We sourced items like a furry stool from Jonathan Adler and an edgy bench from Kelly Wearstler, topping off the space with gold accessories to add a touch of glamour.

For more on Jaime’s closet, see the following press publications:

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ROSALIE SWEDLIN

 
 

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Inside a top industry vet's luxury closet with

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Manager and producer Rosalie Swedlin keeps her clothing and accessories organized while on the go with the help of her LACD wardrobe. While Swedlin's work and travel schedule take her all over the place, her clothing and accessories could not be more centrally organized. We have seen her through four closets (husband and producer Robert W. Cort's current closet features a putting green) and two homes, one in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills and now a new one, also in Beverly Hills. The overall vision for Rosalie’s closet was to create a dressing-room space that flowed seamlessly from the bathroom-shower-vanity.

 

With her demanding professional life, it is important to make sure everything has its place. I incorporated a pull-out scarf cabinet, pull-out cabinet for hanging jewelry, three-way mirrored doors and double-row pull-out angled shoe shelves — Rosalie’s pride and joy! We were able to store 168 pairs of shoes and an additional 40 for boots/booties.

 

Swedlin singles out Theory shirts among her clothing collection: “I can’t buy enough. They always change the style just a little bit, but they’re the best.”

 
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I’m motivated by a good story that draws you into a world and the emotional conflicts the characters face — but not conflicts stemming from a disordered closet. As you can see, I love clothes. It’s my way of self-expression
— Rosalie Swedlin
 
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See the full story in The Hollywood Reporter

 

ALI FEDOTOWSKY

 

The Bachelorette star is bringing home baby to a playful Vanessa Antonelli nursery, seamlessly outfitted with a bespoke LACD wardrobe!

 
 

The same general closet design principles apply for nursery closets: everything having a place. When there is a specific place for hanging, shoes, belts, dirty clothes, underwear, etc., kids will know where to find things and be more likely to put them back in their places. If kids cannot reach something, then chances are it will land on the floor. I always recommend a good design that is adjustable and flexible over time, over expensive materials.

 
 

Visit Project Nursery for a full run-down of the space, and check out my 'Expert Tips' when organizing a nursery closet.

 

Keep watching Million Dollar Closets for coverage of Ali's nursery and other exciting projects:

 

KHLOE KARDASHIAN

 
 

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shows us how she and her workout gear are kept in top shape

 
 
I’m in love with my fitness closet! It’s my favorite closet... I genuinely show it off to all of my friends when they are over.
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Kardashian's 150sf "fitness closet" is the ultimate storage space for her amazing collection; in addition to plenty of hanging space so that her tops, tees, leggings and shorts can breathe after serious sweat-sessions, it's got L-shaped shelves for her extensive sneaker collection, dividers to organize her gym bags, sports bras and other items, a display case for accessories, and even a mini-fridge stocked with Fiji water.

 
 

Khloé loves the glass case display for her accessories - it's a suede-lined shelf that displays head and wrist bands, sunglasses, hair ties and more. I added LED lighting so the case lights up with the flip of a switch—these items get lost and disorganized in drawers, so I wanted to make sure they were beautifully displayed. My favorite part is the shoe area. I keep envisioning my own sneakers being displayed in the way Khloé's are!

 

For more on Khloe's color-coordinated fitness closet, see the following press publications:

ELLE

  ELLE DECOR

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DailyMail UK

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BRAD GORESKI

 
 

The Fashion Police host makes over his closet with the help of Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design

 
Architectural Digest, Photography by Tessa Neustadt

Architectural Digest, Photography by Tessa Neustadt

 

Building on the closet’s existing shelving, we first set about reorganizing its components, putting jackets and shirts at eye level and dropping pants to a low, neat row. LA Closet–designed pullout shelves in walnut with black suede inserts further customized the sleek system. And, to get those shoes off the floor, we installed floating shelves that put Goreski’s fabulous footwear on display.

 
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I was just coming in here—I knew where everything was—and just grabbing stuff!
— Goreski
 
 
Adams immediately saw the large dressing room’s potential.
— architectural digest
 
In Goreski’s elegant new space, an understated neutral palette allows thoughtful design details, such as  Lamps Plus ’s 15-light glass ball pendant, to take center stage.

In Goreski’s elegant new space, an understated neutral palette allows thoughtful design details, such as Lamps Plus’s 15-light glass ball pendant, to take center stage.

 

Multiple mirrored walls let the star ensure his look is camera-ready while also amplifying the light that streams in through the room’s windows during the day. The final touches—a vintage black leather bench with chrome legs set atop West Elm's soft hand-loomed Shine rug—underline the space as the perfect pre-party hangout. Notes Goreski, “I didn’t realize what a mess my closet was before until I had it redone, and then I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve been living in a shambles!”

 
 

Videography by Jenner Brown/Lumineux.

See the full story in Architectural Digest

and for a playfully styled spread, see The Coveteur!