The Color Coded Closet

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Nan Kempner's closet is the inspiration for our weekend goal: to organize our own walk-in closet by colours. We're not quite the fashion equine as Nan, but my girlfriend and I definitely have enough to create an interesting visual display in similar fashion. More about Nan and her closet below...


[Photos: Levi Brown for New York Magazine]

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Her closet, says friend Alex Hitz, "was a wonderful room upholstered with a beautiful cotton batik fabric that hid all the shelves. There was a lot of stuff in the storage. And then, I think, another bathroom was taken over. And then the guest room got it. It was overflowing."

Don't be too surprised, I once categorized my Halloween candy by Pantone designation...us designers are crazy like that. But unlike Nan, I won't have either the batik, nor am I aiming to take over our lone bathroom with anything except back issues of Dwell and Scientific American (neatly organized of course) and a couple of towels.