Boutique Closet Reveal
Big bought Carrie the closet of her dreams. Inspired Closets Chicago built mine!
The original closet in my primary bedroom left a lot to be desired and I knew I would need a bigger space that allowed for optimal organization. As a content creator, fashion is a big part of my job and over the years I’ve been able to create a growing collection of items I love and want to get more wear out of. But even with me constantly purging and donating, there were still so many items in boxes or storage that I never got to wear.
So I made a plan to turn the smaller bedroom next my bedroom into the custom boutique closet of my dreams and I reached out to Inspired Closets Chicago to make that dream a reality.
We started by taking down the half wall (don’t worry, it wasn’t load bearing) that created my original walk-in closet and cut out an opening for doors into the next room.
While the construction was going on, I took a trip out to Inspired Closet’s Oakbrook showroom to look at all of the design options available as well as see a 3D rendering of what my space would look like all come to life. Mike, the owner of Inspired Closets, put together an amazing design that blew my mind. It was everything I wanted complete with ample storage and all the bells and whistles. Lights, pull-out mirrors, glass shelving, you name it.
Once the design process was complete, it was time for installation. We planned a 3-day installation that ended up only taking 1 day. Talk about customer service! The team was fast, professional and even cleaned up when they were done. In the almost 2 years that I’ve been a homeowner, I’ve had quite a few contractors in and out of here and they were by far some of the best. I was thoroughly impressed.
Check out what it looked like with the system completely installed. Look at those lights! So so good!
But you know we couldn’t leave it there. I had to take custom and make it… Blake!
I installed wallpaper, a new light fixture, painted the ceiling and outfitted it with all the organization hacks I could get my hands on. Let’s walk through it.
Honestly, the full view of the room makes me smile. This may come as shock given this reveal, but I’m not the biggest fan of the color pink. But there was just something about this wallpaper from Wall Blush that really spoke to me and (as I’m discovering) my love of art deco. So I decided to step into my comfort zone and give it a try.
To say that I’m obsessed with the fact that I have my very own custom boutique closet would be an understatement and I’m forever grateful to Inspired Closets Chicago for making it all happen. Getting dressed is now so much more fun and I’ve found myself wearing items I haven’t worn in years simply because I can see them. No more living out of boxes or storage units. It’s also saved me so much time each day getting ready.
One thing I’ve been wanting to improve in my life is my daily routine. Namely, I’d like to have one. And having such a custom closet that completely fits my lifestyle has really helped to get me moving in the right direction. I know exactly where everything is, prepping for shoots is a breeze and overall I just feel much more productive in my day to day life.
The vanity nook in particular is my favorite part. Confession…I’m really bad about my skincare routine. I skip it…often. But having a dedicated place to house my makeup and skincare in such a gorgeous set up actually makes me want to complete my routine each night.
If you’re in the market for a new custom boutique closet—or just some general organization—definitely reach out to the team at Inspired Closets Chicago. Not only do they offer custom closets, but also mudrooms, garage systems, pantries, built-in and so much more. And the best part is they have a complimentary design team that will help make sure your space perfectly fits your needs and lifestyle. And the even better part??! You can get 15% off your order until January 31, 2024 with the code BLAKE15. Just tell them I sent you. I highly highly recommend them!
You don’t need a diamond ring when you can have a really big closet. – Carrie Bradshaw
DISCLOSURE: The post was created in collaboration with Inspired Closets Chicago, for which, I received product and services. However, the opinions expressed are solely my own. Thank you for supporting signedblake.com sponsors as they help make my blog possible.