Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wish I Had That!- My Dream Closet

If you are a Sex In The City fan like I am, then you will recognize this closet immediately!  It is the closet of Carrie Bradshaw!  I could not resist making this the first picture you see.

Welcome to Wish I had that!  Every Wednesday I have been blogging about something that I wish I had, and showing you some yummy eye candy.  Last week, I showed you some of my favorite spring vignettes.  Today, I am focusing on dream closets.  In case you do not know, we moved into this house at the end of June 2012.  We went from a house that had walk in closets in every bedroom, to a house with much smaller closets.  Right about now, you might be asking WHY?, right?  Well, we did it to be closer to our children's schools and activities.  And I do not regret it for one second, although my huge walk in closets are something that I desperately miss.

In our old house, LC and I both had our very own walk in closets!  I could leave my entire wardrobe out all year long.  Now, I have to pack away my out of season clothing.  And let me tell you this- it SUCKS!  I also had to purge a huge amount of things, in addition to packing away my out of season clothes.  Now, I am not gonna lie, I have more clothes than the average woman, I do.  I love fashion, I love everything about it!  Did I say love?  Yes, it's true.  Although since moving, I have been seriously considering doing a major clothing purge and simplifying my wardrobe.  I was telling this to my husband the other day and his reply was, "who are you again"?  Well, I am really gonna do it!  And don't worry, I will be blogging about it every step of the way, because this is going to be major!

When we moved, and it was time to put our closet together, I cried, real tears people!  It was horrible!  We do have a walk in closet, but it is small, and My husband has 1/4 of it.  He keeps all of his suits, dress shirts, and ties in there.  The rest is for me, and it is not much space.  My dad did come and help me put in a different closet organizer when I moved in to maximize the space, which helped a little.  But we had to put a set of bookshelves downstairs in the utility closet to keep our jeans.  My husband also has a small closet in the family room downstairs for his casual clothes.  I want to show you a picture of my closet, but I am not on my home computer right now, so I will add an update with a picture of our closet as soon as possible.  For now though, sit back and enjoy some amazing dream closets!  These are to die for!  I did not link back to the original source on these photos, sorry, I just don't have time for that today.

Love all of the mirrored surfaces, and how this closet is color coded.

Wait a minute, is this a closet or a store, I die!  (Channeling Rachel Zoe right now)

I am a sucker for a pop of red, and this red carpet in this closet makes me smile!

This one is eclectic and quirky, and gorgeous!

What a fantastic use of an attic space!

This pink and lavender is so sweet and feminine.

A Closet with a washer and dryer?  Yes please!

Here is some more color coding wonderful-ness.

Someone took a spare room and turned it in to a closet,  I love it!

It looks like a his and hers closet, each side is different.  Clever!  I could take a nap right there, and I would!

OH MY!  There are no words for this one!  I wonder who this belongs to?  Whoever she is, I hate her.

Is this a closet and an office combined?  I could definitely sit in this space and blog all day long!  the picture is a little blurry but who cares?

This closet is so pretty.  From the drum shades, to the ottoman, to the draperies.  So light and airy!

A vanity, an island and an ottoman.  Not to mention the wallpaper and the chandy!

So, I am dying to know, which of these dreamy closets is your favorite?  I am partial to Carrie Bradshaw's closet, just because she was such a style icon.  It is  not the biggest or the best, but it is plenty big enough for me!  I dream of the day I will have a closet to myself again, and not have to share it with anybody.  I love you LC, but I do not want to share my closet space with you.

I found all of these closets, and many many more and made a pinterest page of dream closets.  So hurry on over there right now and check out some more to die for closets!  And please don't forget to come back next Wednesday for more of Wish I Had That!  

Update:  Here are some pictures of the closet that LC and I share:

The two rows to the far right belong to LC.  On the shelf above are some of my short sleeve t shirts and purses.

My shoes on the inside of the door.  My clothes are straight ahead and to the left. Shirts, cardigans and sweaters on top rack, and skirts on the bottom rack  In the back left corner are longer sweaters and dresses.  To the left is a rack of my long pants. On the shelf straight ahead are my long sleeve t shirts, Some shoe boxes for very dressy shoes, and my sweaters.  The shelf on the left top contains some larger hat boxes that hold miscellaneous items.  

There are two wire shoe racks on the floor that contain more of my shoes.  The stacking baskets on the back wall contain panty hose, and tights.  

How is that for a dream closet.  More like a nightmare closet!