a custom closet from Inspired Closets Athens

  1. Michelle McDonald says:

    Beth, I love your blog and your style! Would you consider doing a piece where you pull three “unworn in the past year” basic pieces that are still in good condition, and then showing several ways to style them? For example, a navy long sleeved cotton pullover sweater? I’d love to get inspiration to style these more “boring” basic pieces!

    • Leu2500 says:

      Michelle – check out Beth’s latest YouTube video. She did exactly that with a white shirt. It’s the start of a new series.

  2. Maggie Morris says:

    Hi Beth, This looks awesome! I am getting ready to do the same thing but I’ll install after the holidays when I have more time (I teach). I love how this turned out and will use your ruthless tips for organizing!

  3. Cathy says:

    Your new closet space is fantastic! I will have to show the pictures to the Mister, even if only to convince him that my shoe collection is not excessive.

  4. Sandy says:

    I am checking out the thredUp site now! Do you have a ‘store’ there that I could search for?

  5. Susan says:

    Hi Beth, as I was reading about your bi-annual closet purges, I had an idea. (Truthfully, I don’t know if it’s a good one or a stupid one! You decide.) Next time you purge, pull aside the clothes you are getting rid of and maybe write about why you thought they were a good purchase at the time and why with time and reflection, they turned out not to be as useful/flexible/wearable as you expected. Maybe that would be insightful? And maybe highlight one or two winners you rediscovered in your purge and style them? I desperately need to do a closet purge myself. LONG overdue!! Thanks for the process suggestions.

  6. Malibou says:

    Another option for some things that make it to the rubbish pile is to consider if it can be repurposed in another way. There are people out there that will make handbags from a worn wool blazer, cosmetic bags from a pretty blouses that are no longer serviceable, natural fiber sweaters that the moths got can be felted and made into slipper socks.

    Excellent post. Your old closet was lovely, but your new one is knocking it out of the park. Enjoy!

    • Terri says:

      This a great idea. My spouse wears shirts until the elbows wear through then has the sleeves cut off to make short sleeve shirts then, when the seams start to tear, we finally get new shirts. His mother takes the full cotton cast offs and sews rice bags that can be heated in the microwave and used as heating pads. Nothing wasted. Me, I have 3 closets full of stuff I don’t remember and so I have repeats of several items. I need to learn to purge and to actually wear my clothes. I have trouble deciding what fits. I’m big busted so things never seem to look quite right.

  7. Jeanne Casella says:

    How do you store long sweaters. They take up so much room folded and don’t fit in a drawer ( I don’t have shelves.). I have tried padded hangers but after a while they leave a mark on the shoulder area of the sweater.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      long sweaters are folded in half then folded over a pants hangar. i never hang sweaters from the shoulder because it does leave a mark and tends to stretch out.

  8. Chris Illius says:

    HURRAY!!! I was wondering when we were gonna get to see the new closet!! WOW – I love this Beth! I love the chandelier and carpeting the best I think! This was exciting for me and I especially loved the part of what you fold and how you fold them! I can’t wait to carve out some time and try your techniques. I need to desperately purge :/ Thank you for all your work – many of us wait everyday to see what you do next. OH, love, love, love all the new details and the new format of the blog too! Would love to maybe see more table scapes with your Fridays with Oscar and maybe ideas about decorating around the house with the changing of the seasons since you have a great sense of style!! Thanks again Beth!!

  9. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, what an excellent job they have done for you, very stylish and well organized. I wish we had room for something like that but nevertheless I like to organise and also colour organisation is key too, anything too make life easy. Oscar and Ollie look as though they approve as well xoxo

  10. Oma Farmer says:

    Another idea for protecting cashmere and wool that I have used is lavender sachets or some type of lavender fragrance in the drawers or on the shelving.

  11. Lisa Combs says:

    What a great project! You’re going to enjoy this for years to come. And so will Oscar and Ollie! So glad you did this. It will serve you well, I’m sure.

  12. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Great closet! I have so many clothes, and I do go through them each season, but I admit they get squeezed in sometimes, because I don’t have as large a space as you do here. (My fear is the more space I have, the more likely I am to purchase more–you know, we fill a vacuum so quickly!) I do have things pretty well organized though, and a room upstairs has my off-season things sorted in it.

  13. Kathleen says:

    Love your closet. Just like a cute boutique! Like you, I sort and purge twice a year…but not all at once. One afternoon. I usually do shoes and handbags. Then sweaters and scarves another. Then the pants, jeans another. I organize by color in the spring but by category in the fall.

  14. Jeanie says:

    Love you in the color black and love your hair

  15. KarenT says:

    WOW WOW WOW! I am drooling over your closet, both the before and after! You lucky lucky girl!

  16. Mary Grogan says:

    WOW, what a closet! I thought your closet before was very nice; however, I would call this a room rather than a closet. Not sure how many people have the space for this.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      this does happen to be a bedroom that i converted into a closet. but i’d venture to say many of the new homes have master closets of similar size.

  17. JUDITH says:

    I am also a virgo. I placed a door between two adjoining bedrooms to create a dressing room for both my husband and myself. Simply love it! It is efficient and systematic. Even my husband loves the system. I have categorised his outfits into group. When someone tells him that he looks good, quickly he replies “I am dressed by a beautiful blonde”. We have been married for fifty years and his eyesight is dim. Thanks for sharing your tips it allowed me to check and fine tune my dfressing room.

  18. lorena says:

    Oh wow Beth the closet looks amazing ! What a marvelous and well deserved upgrade.

  19. Judy Yung says:

    May I ask how tall you are?

  20. Diane Sargent says:

    I love it !
    One question:
    Where do you keep your jewelry? I do see a row of bracelets, but nothing else on display.
    I must keep my bracelets, necklaces, rings & so on out in the open, otherwise I just forget I have it. And then wear the same stuff over and over.
    Just wondering why you must have chosen otherwise.
    What a great job!

  21. Deb says:

    I have a large kitchen trash can (with lid) in my closet that I put clothes in throughout the season that I decide should be donated. Makes the purging easier at the end of the season.

  22. Cathy justice says:

    A very timely post, I designed and reorganized my closet this weekend. Thanks for the great tips and a view of your closet! I like to do this at least once a year. I find it helpful to see some of my questionable choices so I can think through my future purchases. Love your blog.

  23. Kathleen says:

    Just a tip of my own to pass on.
    Lavender keeps moths away in the same way cedar/moth balls do.

    I put loose lavender in organza bags that tie (you know the kinds used for wedding favors–sold at craft stores), loop them through hangers and in between sweaters.

    A bonus: lavender has calming qualities. Smells wonderful

  24. Violet L O'Brien says:

    Happy New Year, Beth! What is the best way to care for pullover sweaters? Should they be hung or folded? The shelf in my closet is way above my head and if I want to be really neat, I must stand on a stool, otherwise, I fold and toss. I want them to look fresh when I wear them and I need your help please. Have a great day!!

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