Forget huge kitchens, million-dollar views, and blue-chip furnishings. Often the best room in a celebrity's home is the most private — the closet. For these design-world stars, the spaces created to contain their wardrobes reflect their personal style as much as the clothes (and shoes!) within — whether it's designed with tailored masculinity, feminine allure, or over-the-top glamour.
Host-provocateur of late night, executive producer, and style aficionado Andy Cohen merged three apartments in Greenwich Village, and definitely did not skimp on the closet space. With the help of designer Eric Hughes, they came up with a design just as swanky as the rest of his pad, with the amount of storage every New Yorker dreams of.
The standout among Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon's multiple closets is the one created especially for her collection of more than 400 pairs of shoes, arranged by color and type. Pairs not on display are stored in boxes labeled with photos for easy identification. Mellon also has a separate closet for her jeans, and she color coordinates her wardrobe seasonally with the help of a firm called the .
In Keri Russell's understated-glam Brooklyn apartment, the rug is by , and the linen-upholstered chair is by .
The dressing room of fashion designer Nanette Lepore's Manhattan townhouse is filled with glamourous accents, including a mirrored chest and cabinets, cascading glass chandelier, and a h velvet-upholstered ottoman (a perfect perch for toy poodle Bunny). Vintage apparel dominates one area, while another is reserved for Lepore's own creations. The Chinese Art Deco rug is from .
Designer Jenni Kayne's envy-inducing shoe closet is the perfect place for her to display her D'Orsay flats. "They are my favorite," she says. "I live in them and come home with new colors each season." As far as quantity is concerned, the L.A.-based designer says she has "too many to count."
Fashion star Anna Sui's second Manhattan apartment—a top-floor space in the same building as her one-bedroom home—has a stylish dressing room to hold the overflow from her wardrobe. Custom shelves were designed to fit her many shoe boxes, which are labeled with Polaroids of their contents. Striped hooks offer a perch for to protect delicate sequined items from getting crushed.
The dressing room in the Manhattan apartment of Estée Lauder creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer is a tribute to her grandmother's signature style — including Estée's favorite blue-and-white color scheme and wall coverings. The chandelier is by Baguès, and the circa-1970 desk is by Gabriella Crespi.
Everybody loves…luggage? That's the case for the actor, who worked with Lisa Adams to turn a 40-square-foot space into a storage space for his travel accessories. Adams added custom angled and curved shelving into the space, as well as wall hooks for hanging backpacks or tote bags. A bottom shelf spacious enough to fit the actor's largest luggage.
In jeweler Loree Rodkin's Los Angeles apartment, which she decorated with the help of Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the dressing room reflects the home's subdued color scheme. The island of drawers and shelving by provides ample storage and display space for Rodkin's shoe collection. The vintage brass pendant lights are from , and the antique bowl is from .
Architect Calvin Tsao knew that designer Josie Natori's high-style wardrobe couldn't be stored in just any closet. So he created a bold cinnabar-red boudoir and dressing room in her New York City apartment to display her clothing and well-organized collection of shoes and accessories. The imperial color scheme even appears in small details, like the silk-covered shoe stuffers.
If there's one thing we've learned about Koko, it's that she loves to be organized. Not long ago, we got a peek inside her perfectly-stocked pantry, but her 150-square-foot fitness closet might take the cake. Dedicated to everything fitness and only fitness (seriously), Lisa Adams designed the space to be the ultimate in luxury – something not always associated with working out. Khloe's closet features automatic lights, suede-lined glass display cases, a wall of pullout shelves for her impressive sneaker collection, and a fully loaded mini-fridge.
It's no surprise that J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons counts her wall of shoes among her favorite things. Lyons converted a bedroom in her Brooklyn, New York, townhouse into a closet and shrine for her footwear.
"It was important for me to feel inspired when I walked into my closet," Monique Lhuillier told ELLEDecor.com of why she chose to ditch the formerly white-laminate covered space for something more unified with her other decor. "The rest of my home also features grey tones and textures, so I wanted to stay within that color palette."
Giuliana Rancic critiques celebrity fashion for a living...so she better have a stocked closet to back it up. Her 200-square foot closet is the perfect space to get dressed in seconds.
Blake Lively has certainly taken a page out of , but now it seems she's mimicked her too. Lively posted a sweet photo on Instagram thanking a friend for her new vanity tray, but the gift is overshadowed by her enormous closet in the background, holding shelves upon shelves of shoes alone. From the looks of it, the actress is a fan of pumps.
We already know that fashion blogger Aimee Song, the mastermind behind , has an amazing sense of style. But aren't you curious as to where she stores each coveted #OOTD (outfit of the day)? Her ultra-glam style clearly translates into her interior design aesthetic, and her closet is no exception. Song's dressing area is complete with a luxe zebra rug, a table stacked high with fashion books and flowers, and of course, an abundance of clothes and accessories all perfectly organized.
When fashion designer Lela Rose gets dressed it's a red carpet affair, literally. Her New York City townhouse, designed by the architects at , boasts a huge walk-in closet complete with flooring fit for a movie premiere. The contemporary closet is large enough to house all of Rose's favorite dresses, most from her label, and her equally extensive, envy-inducing shoe collection (Celine, Valentino, Charlotte Olympia, Manolo Blahnik... swoon!).
"I believe trends are never completely done with," says Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of , on . "If you incorporate your own style, you can bring a trend back and make it your own."