Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kick off your shoes

Photo: Patrick Cline
Nothing makes my heart skip a beat quite like an organized shoe closet! So last week Patrick and I decided to shoot my favorite landing spot for shoes in my living room (above) as well as my closet door/favorite shoe organizer of all time below!

Photo: Patrick Cline
I spotted this rack in an issue of domino last year from Lowe's, and since I didn't live near one I figured I'd head into the Container Store to find something similar. Except they didn't have anything. So I tried Home Depot. Nothing! So finally I ordered the silly thing online and literally couldn't be happier with my decision. Instead of masking my shoes in slouchy canvas pockets, it proudly displays them like a mini shoe gallery inside my closet door. It also makes me take a hard look at the shoes I own, and only hang onto the ones I truly love and wear. (Like my favorites above:)

Photo: Steven Randazzo for domino, September 2005
Here it is again in domino, above! I love the idea of hanging it on the wall with a curtain in front of it.

Photo: Annie Schlechter for domino, April 2007
Here's what my closet would look like if I, um, had a closet! (just kidding, I do have one, but trust me she's tiny)

Photo: David Nicolas for domino, April 2006
And finally here's what my future husband's closet will look like, if I have any say in the matter ;)

19 comments:

la la Lovely said...

What a great post.. nothing like organized pretty shoes for some eye candy! Love your entry way...so pretty!
x Trina

simply seleta said...

Okay, love your shoes. And seriously *heart* that double width panel over the closet in Domino. Gives a perfect peek-a-boo of pretty shoes.

Delightful post!

Ivy Lane said...

This post makes me out to go out and buy all new shoes for spring! :)

What is that bench, table ...thingy madeout of in your hallway..I love it!

MABELLE said...

Thanks guys! The "pouf" in my living room is actually made out of leather. I got it as a press gift from Manuela Testolini of Altru candles http://www.altrubygamillah.com/ and she actually picked it up in a market in Egypt! I've seen similar versions at a store in New York called Timbuktu (212) 473-4955.

Crave said...

good timing with this post! great idea to put the shoe rack on the wall w/ a curtain! might have to keep that in mind for my new apt!

LindsB said...

I love your shoes, you have great taste in beautiful shoes! I think its great how you have them displayed on the outside of your closet, I mean they all are works of art so why not show them off!

Robin said...

love the pics MA! even though im barfing fire with jealousy over the fact that you not only have a space in your apartment to "kick off your shoes" but have a closet in general. grrrrr.

Yurdan.com has GREAT leather poufs for $25 EACH and they are real leather,ivy lane. They aren't as detailed as the amazing one shown here, but they are super nice.

Your House and Life said...

Great post!

So Haute said...

Love the photos! That pouf is to die for and love your greek key rug too!

Pink Wallpaper said...

cute, cute!! love those yellows heels...j crew??!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Don't forget the valet rod for the future husband's future closet... he will appreciate it.

Patricia Gray said...

What woman doesn't love shoes and displaying them like works of art is so appropriate. I always look at a man's shoes and can tell a lot about him. I think you can also read a person like a book by looking into their closet.

Princess said...

You have an awesome taste!! I absolutely love your shoes. Want to see few of them in my closet.

stella said...

great post! where is that awesome blue rug with the greek key from? i am suck a sucker for flatweave rugs....

Style Court said...

I can't wait to hear more about the availability of Patrick's photographs!

Anonymous said...

Where oh where did you get that beautiful lamp in the first picture? I am in love !

Ashley L. said...

That first photo makes me swoon! I love it! :)

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

So many fabulous images!

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