One Room Challenge Reveal || Walk-in Closet

November 05, 2014


lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography

The One Room Challenge reveal is today!  I can't believe six weeks went by this fast. It was a very exciting makeover for me and I'm so pleased with the end result.  I hope you all like it too.  If you are new and don't know what the One Room Challenge is it was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago.  In this challenge she lines up twenty talented interior designers and professional bloggers to redo a room in their home in just six weeks- we update you once a week on Wednesdays. And today it is not only Wednesday but also it's the big reveal of the project.  If you are checking in for the first time you are in luck, because the reveals are always the most exciting part. (In case you missed them here are this round's previous posts- one, two, three, four, five).  Before you go on, I think you should re-visit the before photos of the closet here so you can really appreciate the difference.

I worked on my walk-in closet for this challenge.   I was on a budget, so I thought that by doing my closet, which is a small space, I could get more bang for my buck.  It turned out exactly as I dreamed it would- beautiful and serene.  It has become my special retreat to get away from the daily hustle and bustle. I feel very pampered in here for sure.  

Without further ado here is my closet-


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This is what you see upon entering my closet.  The lilac color with the gold trim really makes the space special and original. And here was where I controlled my costs.  It would have been ideal to use wallpaper in this closet but wallpaper is so expensive, especially the pretty designs I love. I had to find another way to make a statement and lilac paint with some delicate gold trim was my solution.  I painted the room and the trim myself, but did hire a  carpenter to measure, cut and apply the trim to the wall.  He charged under $200, which I thought was money well spent.

The pretty pendants are by George Kovacs. They are quite the upgrade from the generic flush mounts that were in here originally. I am so pleased with their simple and modern aesthetic, as well as their price.

The two-tiered gold and mirror table is from LampsPlus (c/o) and I have to say I love the look of having a free standing table here to hold my pretty books and flowers. It also adds warmth and makes the space feel less like a closet. The extra storage is very appreciated.  The leopard fabric is from Calico which I embellished with some lilac grosgrain ribbon. The beautiful blue and white jars are from The Pink Pagoda and the cute storage bin with the basket weave design is from Jaye's studio (c/o).  I would love to have a few more of these because they are so practical and look so good up in my shelves.  They really dress up the space.  If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I love this West Elm rug.  I hesitated getting it because every blogger has it.  But I now know why they all have it...because it is fabulous!  

lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography
lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography

This inspired nude by Reagan Geschardt, which I commissioned through The Pink Pagoda, is, in my opinion, the highlight of the closet. A nude in a closet is just genius of course it had to be Jennifer's idea. I am in love with the colors against the lilac walls and the energetic brushstrokes. The unexpected colors like the yellow and mint really pack a punch  and the 20x20 size is also ideal. I love art and am so happy to be able to enjoy it in my closet.  I have always thought that every one should own a nude and so this is my first one, which is kind of exciting.  Do you own a nude?  If you are as #obsessed with this one, as I am, and decide you need one in your life STAT The Pink Pagoda has a few nudes still for sale here.  Or you can commission your own to match your style as I did.   I can't recommend working with Jennifer enough. Let's be art nude twinsies!! 

Also, I'm sure you recognize the bench beneath the painting because its from Target (similar). I can't believe the color went so perfectly with my closet and really it was jsut a coincidence.  Also, you may remember that Elizabeth from The Little Black Door helped me find these divine candle sconces. They are so Parisian no?  And they flank the painting beautifully.

lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography
lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography

I loved how my painted HomeGoods mirror came out in lilac and gold. I painted it a darker shade than the walls from one of the wall samples I had leftover. Nothing goes to waste around here.

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lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge,

The famous or infamous Jonathan Adler gold zebra tray.  My sweet friend gave me this as a present and I love it. I know it's a blogger cliche but I admit I had been coveting it for a while and am so excited to finally have one of my own. The python tray with the perfumes is from Furbish.  I can't tell you enough how much I adore that tray.  You all need it, I promise.

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I love the look of leaned art on my shelves because it gives off a relaxed vibe.  The abstract piece is by Katie Craig and the photograph is by Molly from Dreams in HD.  I love how Katie's piece brings in the lilacs, purples and gold and Molly's photograph adds that black and white contrast giving the corner a more modern feel.  I really admire both these artists and think their work is beautiful.  I had them framed locally.  If you are from Dallas you need to know about Jon, the owner of Decor Art and Frame.  He is on Greenville, just north of Lover's Lane across from Michael's.  He is so nice to work, does beautiful work at very fair prices. The bronze statue is a Mexican flea market find.  And the trinket tray is from Jayes Studio (c/o)

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lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge,

And here is the other end of the closet.  BTW that pretty pink and lace dress is what I wore to our rehearsal dinner some years ago!  It is one of the prettiest dresses I own.

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lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography

In my week 4 post I talked about my art selections and how Christine from Bijou and Boheme, had recently launched her art concierge services to help people find that special work of art. I was her first client!  I wanted a large format photograph that would add a bit of cool and edge to my otherwise super girly closet.  I knew of several photography sources but could not find the kind of work I had in mind. Christine, who has such fab taste and always sources the coolest things sent me a few options over after I gave her an idea of my design plan and feel for what I was looking for.  I fell in love with this perfect photograph titled Chanel Pearls from These Fine Walls.  I am so pleased with the selection. I feel like the black and white adds some contrast and keeps the room from being too sweet. 

I had a hard time deciding whether to frame it in white or gold.  The safe bet would have been framing it in white but I took a risk and framed it in gold. I think it turned out kind of cool and I actually really love the edgier look and think it pairs perfectly with my vintage gazelle head from High Street Market. They always have a great selection of vintage pieces and is the home of one of my favorite trays.  The gazelle is perfect to display my go-to necklaces.  Little Miss A. has so much fun switching them around and telling me which one I should wear. She thinks she is my stylist!

lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge,
lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography
lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography
lilac, walk-in closet, gold trim, Mimosa Lane blog, One Room Challenge, jason kindig photography

This gold faux shell from Adriana Hoyos (c/o) is such a beauty and is perfect for displaying all my pretty jewelry.  I love the shape and glam factor it gives.  It plays beautifully with the portrait my daughter did of me ( I wish I had eye lashes like that).  I may have made my closet too pretty and comfortable because now my daughter is hanging out a lot more in it.  She always leaves her shoes behind.

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And I need to tell you about the rug pad (c/o) beneath my now favorite West Elm Moroccan rug....It is from Rugpad USA.  I blogged about their amazing quality rug pads before here. it is silly that I would get so excited about a rug pad. But the quality is really good and now it kind of feels like I'm walking on a cloud when I step on this rug. 

Thank you all for following along my little design adventure and for all your support. A huge thank you to Linda for organizing and coordinating this amazing challenge and for being everyone's best cheerleader.  I'm honored to have been a part of this wonderful experience. It forced me to attack this project head-on, while at the same time, connecting me to such a supportive and unbelievably talented group of designers/bloggers from all around the world. Thanks Linda for including me in this talented group.

Also, thank you to the sponsors- Jayes Studio, Lamps Plus, Adriana Hoyos , and Rugpad USA for your great products that I genuinely love and am proud to have in my home.

And now let's check out the other fabulous reveals.  This will be so good!!


[All photos by Jason Kindig except for 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 18 which are by me]


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80 comments

  1. This makes me so happy what a beautiful space! A dream closet! The lilac is amazing and all the brass details! And of course the light! BRAVO!

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  2. I can't EVEN! Perfect reveal, for a perfect day. Your birthday! :) Such a great job. I love! xoxo

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  3. Wow! It looks wonderful! Great job! I love all of the artwork and jewelry displays! I'm totally jealous of your clutch collection. Congrats on a beautiful completed ORC!!!

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  4. So I'll be moving in to your closet at the end of the month if that works for you. :) Three cheers for you my dear friend, you've created an incredible and personal space. Love it!! XO

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  5. What a dream closet!! You picked all the right things to make a really incredible space!! Happy birthday and great job!

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  6. ALBERTINA! I'm in SHOCK! This closet is truly a stunner. I can't move past the gold trim on the lavender walls. It's a game changer. I agree, the nude is the star of the show, and I love that its flanked my sconces sent from St. Louis. :-) Of course I love the CHANEL print next to the gazelle. That mirrored table from Lamps Plus is on my list too! And the leopard romans are divine. I bet Miss A wishes thinks this is her room. So proud to know you, you are FABULOUS! XO

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  7. So so pretty! Love every detail!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Albertina!! The room looks perfect... wish it was MY closet! Thanks so much for including me and my girl:) XOXO

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  9. This is wonderful!!!!! I would love to do a redo of my walk in closet and yours would be a true inspiration for me! Only thing, i need a new floor and have to get rid of the wallpaper ( yes i have wallpaper but it's not so fancy ).
    Love your blog.
    Christina

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  10. beautiful! eye candy at every angle....i might change my clothes ten times a day if my closet looked like this. great job!

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  11. Ahhh so so beautiful!! Must be so lovely to get dressed in there! Congrats!! You did AMAZING :)

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  12. Albertina, such glamorous details everywhere!! The lilac background is fabulous, and your artwork is amazing, but the portrait your little A did is priceless!

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  13. Oh Albertina, it's just dreamy. Really... It's funny you mentioned that your daughter always wants to hang out in there. I remember watching my mom choose her dress and jewelry for work when I was little. As I read your post and looked through your beautiful pictures, I was thinking about your daughter and how much in awe she must be to see her mom's "big girl" closet. I think it's a memory she's always going to take with her - sharing in this girly space with you. I can't say enough how much I love it. What a truly gorgeous, well thought out and styled result after 6 long weeks!

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  14. Albertia, I always love seeing you in ORC and inspiring me and this walk in closet did not disappoint! Simply stunning and GLAM! That gold trim against the lilac walls is the perfect combo of chic & feminine! I love the gold lamps plus 2 tier side table and that rug! All the details, from the jewelry storage to the art work to your leopard print shoes that you showcase are fab! You're making wish I had this closet! I hear ya on budget, which was my major obstacle this round, but you would have never known with how your closet turned out! BRAVO!

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  15. You did an outstanding job! My daughter's bedroom is this same color...I need to add some gold. :)

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  16. Great job! Your closet is so elegant. I would have a cocktail party in there!

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  17. I think I may have clicked away before publishing my first comment, so if this is a duplicate, just know that I HAD to make sure you know just how much I love this space, Albertina!!! Every single thing about it is perfection! Bravo!!! And happy birthday! What a fantastic way to celebrate. Xoxo

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  18. i am drooling...dont even know where to begin! LOVE LOVE it!

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  19. What an amazing space! You did such a fantastic job with the closet. The details are spot on. Love that light fixture. Great work!!

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  20. This is the best! I love everything. The lilac is so soothing and elegant!

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  21. oh my goodness albertina it is absolutely STUNNING! i have never, never seen a more magical closet. the lilac + gold is simply perfect and the styling is spot on (of course). but my favorite thing about it? it's so you! you have such a unique sense of style and i love that you always follow your heart and not necessarily the latest trends. it's simply perfect. thank you for wanting to include my photograph - it means so much to me dear friend!

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  22. It's perfection! I just adore every detail!

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  23. This is seriously beyond stunning! I'm such a big fan of Reagan Geschardt so you can imagine how exited I am too see her art take center stage. In love with the lavender colors and gold/brasss accents all over. Just everything! I just love sweet abstract by Katie Craig as adorable portrait by your daughter.

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  24. What a beautiful space. The nude makes it and love the seat and shade. And the styling, impeccable. I might want to play dress up all day if this were my closet. Kudos!

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  25. ALBERTINA! I am dying. Perfection. I used to work with Adriana Hoyos in Dallas quite a bit. Love the line. GREAT JOB!!!

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  26. Such a beautiful job. I adore the lilac color and the gold trim. The art and the accessories are perfect.

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  27. It looks amazeballs! I would kill for that closet. Love love love the painting, the lighting. Great work!

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  28. Just fabulous Albertina! Obsessed with the lilac & gold trim! I definitely need gold trim in my life! Love your art selections - I'm obsessed with nudes too, I have 2 & it's all I can do not to collect them! Your styling is perfection, what a dreamy design! x jana

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  29. Great work and beautiful styling! The accessories and gold trim are my favorites!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  30. Um, this closet belongs on the Coveteur! For real - it is SO gorgeous and special. You did SUCH a good job transforming the space and you should really applaud yourself for taking on a small room that a lot of people forget. I know I'll never forget this closet ;) Now I just need to see it in person! And we did to celebrate with that champagne!
    xx
    M

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  31. This is insanely adorable! I'm obsessed!

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  32. It's fabulous!! Love every single detail!!

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  33. FAB!!! AMAZING!!!! Your Closet is a girl's dream!!!!! I loved how you thought outside the box when choosing lilac and gold for your walls!!!! The nude painting was genius!!! I want one!!! The sconce are so romantic and feminine....the vase, trays, and prints are fabulous! Little AM's painting...Priceless!!!!

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  34. Wow how gorgeous. It puts my closet to shame!

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  35. Superb!! Don't you just want to live in there?? Love the colors choices so much.

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  36. WOUUUU que maravilla de walk-in Closet !! es un lujo de lugar .. me encanto el fondo violeta y los pequeños detalles de dorado y ese cuadrito divino de mama.. realmente muy ordenado ... el mío no sirve para mostrarlo jaja

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  37. This is absolutely amazing! It's so gorgeous! I'd be so excited to get out of bed everyday to change in this closet! Great job!

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  38. Prob my fave closet since Sex and the City. Your vision was awesome, and the execution impeccable. Great job Albertina. It's the dreamy, girly space of my dreams. Can I move in next to your boots?

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  39. Wow, what a space! I love the color of the walls and the way you displayed your jewelry and perfume! I will be dreaming of having a walk in closet like this!

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  40. Burnished gold is EASILY one of my fave all time metals, coupled with lavender bits and I'm in lallalalLOVE with this dressing room! What a beautifully inspiring space to get ready! I'd be rocking a frilly tulle skirt every day waking up to this. So good!

    Xx- Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  41. Albertina, this looks amazing! The lilac is such an unexpected color...but it's absolutely perfect. Fantastic job!!!

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  42. I know this isn't nice to say but I am so jealous of this gorgeous closet. Boy....I need to clean mine out badly. Also you have such pretty clothes....mine would be full of black, white and jeans.....pretty boring. In fact I would just be hanging out in there hiding from everyone and drinking champagne to escape life:) Beautiful.....

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  43. Ahh love it doll! This is the kind of closet that makes a Monday morning seem okay! xo

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  44. Not sure which I'm more envious of, the gorgeous closet or the clothes and shoes!! ;-) Gorgeous!!

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  45. JEEEEEZA!!! It's like a dream! You did such a fabulous job! xoox

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  46. Now that is glamour with a capital "G". I love every single detail - the color, the sconces the rug, but oh my the gold molding…fabulous!!

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  47. So this closet is bigger than the one bedroom apartment I rented in NY! Such a dreamy, feminine and sexy space lady. You make me love lilac, and I usually don't.

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  48. Happy Birthday, Albertina!! Are you dying over getting to enjoy such an amazing closet? The colors you combined are spectacular!! The gold trim on the lavender paint is soooo pretty. Reagan's nude is just incredible. The palette you put together for her to use was brilliant. I love every single thing!

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  49. Beautiful closet! The walls make it so special and delicate, love it!

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  50. Albertina what a beautifully appointed closet! Bravo! I now see I have some work to do on my master closet space for sure!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts from Karena

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  51. For the love of lilac and gold. That gold trim is a game changer for sure, along with your stunning collection of clothes and shoes which provides the perfect backdrop for all of the gorgeous accessories and personal bits. Your daughter must think you are a princess for sure. Her eyelash painting is my favorite thing in the whole room of beautiful things!! Congratulations on a truly breathtaking makeover.

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  52. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I'm blown away. This is just so beautiful... I think you've created my dream closet!

    K.xo
    http://www.rarelytakenseriously.com

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  53. This is my dream closet!!! Soooo glamorous! I love every single detail!! Congratulations!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  54. I would love to have a closet like this (oh and your clothes and shoe collection too!) It is so pretty and organized and I can see why you and your daughter would want to spend time in there. And so cool that you hired Christine for her art advice - she does manage to find the coolest pieces and yours is no exception. Great job!

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  55. That lavender and gold trim is incredible! Such beautiful work, as always.

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  56. Happy Birthday! Wow, what a closet. I would love to have a closet like this. I can't believe you have art in your closet, how divine. Pretty colors, too. Well done.

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  57. So, so good that I could look at your pictures for hours! Love the fabulous colors (and that art - swoon!) that you used and I'm dying over those sconces. Just beautifully done!

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  58. AMAZING!!!! So so good...I love the lilac with the gold accents, absolutely gorgeous!!

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  59. Albertina, this space is sooooo pretty. How lucky you are to be getting dressed and ready in such an inspiring space. Your details are so elegant and the color combination and art work is spot on. I would love to have closet like this you are inspiring to make me take a second look at my closet! love your work as always!! xo

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  60. so much pretty I can't even stand it. Love Love the light. Plus the lilac with gold? Divine. All of the art is such a great mix and so perfect. Amazing closet.

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  61. Your closet is amazing! So much inspiration for the day when I have a walk-in of my own :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  62. This seriously looks amazing!! You have a true talent. I would have never thought of the lilac color but it looks great and unique. It's been a lot of fun following your ORC and hope to see more.

    Corbin
    Decor-Eat

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  63. I can't believe I am just now getting to your gorgeous closet!!! Albertina, I would never come out of the closet!!! Ever! I adore every piece and you curated the prettiest accessories, artwork and lighting!! (I have already pinned a number of them for stealing purposes!) ;) And the simple gold molding treatment is the icing on the cake! Well done!

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  64. Albertina!!!!! I am supremely jealous of this space. You really killed it, lady. The lilac with the gold is really really stunning. And you know I love all of those brassy accents. The art is so great, too. I need to get me one of those abstracts STAT. Bet you were a stunner in that gorgeous little dress :) oxox

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  65. Albertina - i keep coming back to your page to look at your room. I just love how the purple walls and gold mouldings stick in my mind! WONDERFUL!

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  66. Looks amazing Albertina love all your little trays and trinket holders - they make the space practical and beautiful!

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  67. LOVE your closet so much! My closet is almost a footprint of your space so you have given me inspiration to make my darling like yours! I'm a pink girl, but I love your wall color-will you share the name?? Many thanks!

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    1. The color I used was Rhapsody in Lilac by Sherwin Williams (http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6828-rhapsody-lilac/) and you can read about the color selection process I went through here: http://www.mimosalaneblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/one-room-challenge-week-three-walk-in.html. I found ti very difficult to chose the right color. I hope this helps!

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  68. I can't believe you've managed to put such goodness at such a small space!!! Fabulous job!

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  69. Your closet makes me want to cry. It's so beautiful. I've loved that color all my life and it looks gorgeous paired with the gold. Love all the details and the rug. I would hang out in there all day long.

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  70. Could you please give the name of the lilac paint you used?

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    1. The color I used was Rhapsody in Lilac by Sherwin Williams (http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6828-rhapsody-lilac/) and you can read about the color selection process I went through here: http://www.mimosalaneblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/one-room-challenge-week-three-walk-in.html. I found ti very difficult to chose the right color. I hope this helps!

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  71. I just started my interior decor blog (http://decorenvy.blogspot.com) this past weekend, and featured your mouthwatering closet makeover in my second post which was about my favorite ORCs. Your closet looks scrumptious! Can I move in?! ;)

    PS would love if you dropped by and took a look at my blog! Thanks in advance.

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  72. This is a fabulous closet! May I ask what the dimensions of the room are?

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  73. Hi Albertina - It's your neighbor down the street. I ran into a friend of yours who told me about your wonderful blog! I love it!
    Sheila

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  74. Hi Albertina- beautiful! May I ask where your shelves and drawers are from?

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    1. Thank you so much Latarsha! The shelves and drawers were custom. A local carpenter worked on it for us.

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