There’s Not a Single Plastic Bin in The House That Lars Built’s New Closet
Here’s what the founder used instead.
Published Nov 8, 2021 1:51 AM
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You might already be familiar with the geometric wainscoting in The House That Lars Built’s Brittany Jepsen’s Meta Coleman–designed bathroom. But tucked just beyond that wallpapered space in her Utah home is her latest super-inspiring project: a new closet.
When it came to customizing the space with Modular Closets, Jepsen had a few requirements. For one, she needed lots of long hanging space for her dresses. And two, she needed drawers so that she could avoid keeping a dresser in her bedroom. But the pale pink walls (a shade inspired by Jackie Kennedy), vintage tole chandelier from the Netherlands, and clean white drawers are just the beginning of the magic within—of all the storage solutions she came up with for the space, not one is a plastic bin.
Yes, it was an eco-minded choice, but it was also geographical. “The closest Container Store is about an hour and a half away, and Target is closer and has lots of woven options, too,” says Jepsen of stocking up on seagrass baskets and wood bins at the superstore. Plus she said the overall look of adding woven baskets (instead of college-reminiscent plastic crates) has a “grounding effect” on the space.
Another benefit? The taller containers also hide clutter, even within her cabinet. But for items that she needs to be able to see or grab quickly, like clutches or her berets, shallow baskets in open shelving do the trick. Nearby, a couple of lidded cloth boxes store jewelry.
And even though Jepsen bought her storage new, she considers it an investment. “Straw baskets are trendy right now, but I think they’re classic,” she says. Meaning even as her personal style changes, the baskets will stay. Here are the exact items she shopped for her closet transformation.
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