4 Organization Ideas to Steal from Kacey Musgraves’ Closet

published Oct 16, 2019
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As the temperatures continue to drop, many of us are rotating out our summer wardrobes and creating closet space for our heavy-duty cold weather clothes. Wading through all of those piles of clothes might make rethink your entire closet strategy, and if that’s the case, you’re not alone. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves recently redid her master closet for her new Nashville home with the help of The Home Edit and  The Container Store Custom Closets—right on time for the season change.

The finished result achieves Kacey’s goal of creating a functional space that aligns with her personal style, while also fitting her husband Ruston Kelly’s wardrobe (it’s probably a lot easier to share a closet with your partner when it’s custom designed!). But you don’t need to be a chart-topping star to get inspired by (or recreate) this closet. Here are some ideas to steal from the new space.

Drawers create hidden storage (and provide functional flat surfaces)

“We designed drawers for underneath the shelving system to store all clothing items that can’t be hung and [The Container Store’s Avera system’s] custom inserts for Kacey’s smaller accessory and more delicate items,” said The Home Edit co-founders Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. “Since Kacey travels so often, we made sure to reserve the flat surface above the drawers to help with packing.”

Double up and display

Shearer and Teplin put some classic space-saving must-haves into this redo: “Double hanging rods are everything in a closet,” they said. “Since we utilized the drawers on the opposite wall and used stackable bins, we were able to frame her colorful display wall of shoes and accessories with a set of double hanging rods and a single rod for long dresses on either side.”

Think about color and contrast

Since Kacey settled on a light wood finish (it’s the Dune option) that matches other elements inside of her home, Shearer and Teplin made a small but impactful switch: “We swapped out the black velvet huggable hangers in Kacey’s old closet for white linen to avoid too harsh of a contrast with the new finish.”

Keep less-used items up high

The Home Edit also made use of every vertical inch. “The top shelf is reserved for all of Kacey’s seasonal and sentimental items, which we stored in white Montauk bins with white bin clips,” they added. “Since the closet is full of so much color, the white bins bring fresh uniformity.”

Need more closet inspo? Check out these 5 DIYs that will make your space feel bigger.