How to Get Carrie’s Walk-In Wardrobe

- Interior Design, Lifestyle, Shopping

Marijin- Carrie's Shoes

The most famous walk-in closet in the history of fashion is probably the one that Mr Big gives to Carrie in the first Sex And The City film. While the film itself left a little to be desired, that closet certainly didn’t. Spacious, roomy, clean and white, it was the perfect gift for a lady whose chief passion was fashion. And the one overriding element that really made that closet stand out was how well lit it was. From the understated spotlights to the glowing, glass-fronted interior shelving, it was the perfect space in which to show off Carrie’s extensive collection of beautiful clothes and shoes.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a big-sized bank account to splurge on creating the closet of our dreams, so we have to make do with what we’ve got. But what we can do is to maximize the closet space and style we’ve been given, in order to show our wardrobe off as best as possible.

Marijn- Carrie's Closet

Lighting Clothes on Railings

If your clothes are on railings, this is relatively simple to deal with. All that’s needed is some form of down light, which can be installed in the form of tube lighting, spotlights or pendant lamps. The more diffuse your lighting source, the less of a shadow will be cast by your clothing or any other objects in the space. For this reason, many people opt for the overall luminescence of carefully arranged spotlights, which can be found at Scotlight Direct.

Lighting Clothes in Drawers

If your clothes are in drawers you may need to invest in some sort of lower level lamp that is positioned in such a way that you yourself don’t cast a shadow. If you have the time and ingenuity, you may wish to consider affixing simple LED lights to the insides of the drawers themselves, for a really creative way to ensure you’re always able to find what you’re looking for.

Lighting Shoes and Other Accessories

Carrie had the most gorgeous shoe rack known to mankind and, since it was out in the open, it was relatively easy to light. However, for us regular girls it’s more often the case that our shoes and accessories end up languishing in darkened corners. The easiest way to light these items is to bring them into the light, rather than trying to bring the light to them. Invest in a good shoe rack and hat stand from which you can hang purses, scarves and any other accouterments. Keep it clean and tidy, and it’ll look almost as snazzy as Carrie’s did.

This is a guest post, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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    June 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    I would love to have that closet. I would love a real closet all together

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    June 20, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I mean, that first image – that’s what dreams are made of.

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    June 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Carrie’s closet is so what fashion dreams are made of. Thanks for so many great ideas 🙂

    xx 365hangers

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    The CHIC Insomniac
    June 22, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Wow!! I would LOVE that!!!

    The CHIC Insomniac

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    June 23, 2014 at 4:50 AM

    A closet like this would be marvellous :))) x

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Ohhh that is something every girl wants! I really like the ideas of making your own style out of it, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    awesometips! never thought about putting lighting in drawers but must look into that! xO!


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    June 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    A designer closet would be a dream come true! Maybe one of these days….!

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    June 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Oh, my God, I finally found here. Thank you!

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    June 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    So it’s lighting, eh? I’ll try it!

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