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brighton keller new home closet reveal

I am SO excited to finally get to share my closet reveal with y’all! As most of you might already know, I recently moved into my first home back in January. And ever since then, I’ve been working hard (in between travels…) to try and make this house a home and get settled in.

I made a few adjustments to customize my closet (and I’ll share more on that later), but I’m so excited to finally say that it’s COMPLETE and that everything has its very own home. Aka everything has a place, which was quite a struggle to be honest.

But I’ll admit, I didn’t do it all myself. I had help from my friend Margaret Brown from Neat Method. Y’all, she is AMAZING and seriously is the only reason my closet looks this pretty. I wish she could come over once a month and make it look this good always!!

brighton keller new home closet reveal organization

This photo makes me happy! I doubt it will stay this pretty, but I’m going to enjoy it for the moment. We wanted my closet to feel like a customized boutique that inspired outfit-creation. So naturally, I wanted everything on display and a place for fresh flowers! I’m thinking I might also add some storage or displays of my makeup too for lipstick and maybe even my sunglasses once I find the proper solution. But whatever the case, I love the boutique feel of it and hope it stays this pretty and clean!

brighton keller new home closet reveal

Can you tell I’m just a LITTLE bit excited?! I’ve always dreamed of having a closet where I could put ALL my things in one place. And after much work, saving and organizing, I’m SO excited and thrilled with the finished product. The shelves under my feet here were actually an accident (lol). The guys that helped me build my shoe shelves didn’t really speak much English and I actually wanted to keep this section below where I’m sitting as hanging. But they thought I wanted another shoe shelf and by the time I saw it, it was to late. So oh well, I’ve got more boot storage and an extra (sort of random) shelf for flats and such? HA it’s fine!

brighton keller new home closet reveal

I’m pretty sure that the top 3 shelves are practically all Dee Keller shoes. And then I actually have EVEN more of them that are going to go on display in my office upstairs. I can’t wait for that project to get underway. It’s also been a long-time coming. Needless to say, I’ve got just a few shoes…

brighton keller new home closet reveal shoe organization

As I take you through my closet, I’m going to do my best to talk about how we organized each item and tell you a little bit about how I changed things to make the closet work for me and my wardrobe. I wanted to start with one of my favorites:: shoes!

I customized this middle section to fit and display all my shoes. I realize I have quite a few shoes, but in my defense my mom is a shoe designer! When I moved in, this middle section was ALL hanging – there was a longer section for dresses and coats and then there was shorter hanging on top (like it’s designed on the right side of it). But I needed more storage room for my shoes, so I had these shelves custom built! I love how it turned out and I’m so glad that all my shoes now have a proper home. Plus, it looks neater!

brighton keller new home closet reveal shoe organization

brighton keller new home closet reveal

For hanging all my clothes, we used uniform huggable hangers so that everything would look neater! It’s a pain to switch everything over, but it really does make a big difference to use the same type and color of hanger for all your clothes!

brighton keller new home closet reveal

I’m obsessed with the way she organized my jeans! It makes it so much easier to see all my options and it’s actually a lot easier to keep neat as opposed to stacking them vertically. I think the key is to fold them pockets inward so that they fold neater and look more uniform across all the different styles.

brighton keller new home closet reveal drawers sneak peek

We used the same folding technique for my workout clothes, pajamas, T-shirts, shorts, and loungewear. And it worked perfectly. I’m sure I’ll have to adjust or update the way things are organized as my wardrobe changes or grows etc. But for now, this method worked perfectly.

brighton keller new home closet reveal shoe organization

brighton keller new home closet reveal jewelry organization

brighton keller new home closet reveal jewelry organization

We used these acrylic organizers to display my necklaces because it was really important to me that I be able to SEE everything that I have. That way, it would be easier to put together outfits. I’m such a visual person and I want to be able to see my options all in one area or place. These acrylic organizers were the perfect solution.

brighton keller new home closet reveal, vests, shirts, button-downs, purses and clutches

So I actually customized this entire section right here. When I moved in, the entire section was hanging – a shorter section on top and a longer one for coats and dresses on bottom. I had custom drawers made and installed for the bottom section because I needed storage for my folded stuff. And then I had another shelf installed on the top so I’d have room for my handbags. You can see that the hanging bar is actually still there from its original build – oops I forgot to remove it! And for the hardware, I actually just got the cheapest option that looked decent – although maybe eventually I’ll upgrade to something fancy. This works for now though!

To organize my clutches, we actually used stacking shoe bins and they worked perfectly!

brighton keller new home closet reveal organization

To organize my belts, we used these fabric drawer organizers that are typically used for socks, underwear and/or ties! And they worked perfectly!

brighton keller new home closet reveal organization


brighton keller new home closet reveal jewelry organization

To organize my earrings, we used acrylic stacking treys. They worked out ideally because you can actually adjust the organization compartments! And to organize my bracelets and watches, we used these acrylic bracelet stands.

brighton keller new home closet reveal organization

There you have it! A complete tour of my new closet! Let me know if have any questions. I’d be more than happy to answer!

xo, B

Here’s a round-up of all the organization products we used (if I missed anything let me know!)

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    February 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Love, love, love this closet!!! Curious how you get to the stuff at the top?

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    January 29, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Ok! So how do you feel about hanging your sweaters? I always worry that they’re going to pucker in the shoulders!
    Great closet, would love to figure out how to replicate this in my apartment closet.

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    December 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Where did you buy this. closet system. Im in the process and the only thing I can find at a good price is IKEA

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    December 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Do your shoe shelves extend out where you can get a pair of shoes without having to dig for them behind other shoes?

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    August 2, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Stunning closet but I missed where the actual closet unit/shelving itself came from?

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    July 13, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hi! Love our closet. Could you tell me the depth of your hanging section? From the back wall to the front..

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    June 22, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Love the closet…REALLY! I’m a guy that’s into closet designs. My wife and I are building a house and we have designed His and Hers separate closets. But both are about the same size. I’m more into the closet design though than she is. I want it to be functional while she doesn’t want it to look cheap with fake wood. I want my wife’s closet to look exactly like yours. The closets are going to be built in but the guy that does it doesn’t build in the drawers. Did you have a cabinet maker makenyour drawers? Any ideas on including ironing boards and maybe hampers? Any ideas for a His closet? I’m into sneakers and shoes overall. Thanks.

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    May 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Some good, some bad here:

    – I started folding my jeans, tees and a few other things that way too: Folded fat /stored standing up. Love it. You can see more than the single item on top, and when it’s time to declutter, you can see which items are pushed to the back … and those are the ones to donate.
    – Love the drawers for folded clothes IN the closet; we’re in the process of building, and I can’t wait to get rid of dressers in the bedroom and keep ALL my clothes IN the closet. However, I don’t understand using custom-built drawers in a closet … seems to me this is a place for inexpensive IKEA drawers.
    – Love the acrylic necklace holders.
    – I wish we could’ve seen the lighting in this closet. Good lighting matters.
    – White with dark floors … ideal color choices. Since she has clothes in every color, this provides a good canvas and clashes with nothing.
    – But SO MUCH wasted space. I mean, a huge box that could hold loads of clothes … housing only a tray of jewelry or a few flowers … while elsewhere hats are sort of squeezed in underneath hanging clothes. Not the most efficient use of space, and I’m all about function first /looks second in a space like a closet. This makes me think this closet was built to impress, not to work.
    – This clearly was an expensive project, but the hanging rods look cheap … note how the ones with the most clothes are sagging? They’re going to need replacing.
    – I like that the “boxes” look like they could have hanging rods added later … flexibility is a good thing.
    – I would have liked to see a spot set aside for jeans (or whatever) that’ve been worn once and are being set aside to wear again. I also would’ve like to see a spot for a pretty hamper and a small place to sit down (the shelves themselves don’t count). Another thing I would expect is a full-length mirror. In a closet of this magnitude, I think most people would expect those things.
    – Much of the “wow” of this closet comes from the sheer magnitude of the clothing (shoes especially), but I don’t think it scores high on function.

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    May 10, 2017 at 4:16 am

    “Although it’s a constant struggle for sure, I try not to get too wrapped up in the world of material things and consumerism. I’m constantly striving to keep things in perspective and remember that clothes are great and fun and all (!), but there’s just so much more to life.” – this is the most, THE MOST, ridiculous closet I have seen. I am looking for ideas for my own closet and saw yours on pinterest. Ridiculous. Stupid. The high shelves, you cannot even reach there. The amount of clothes – for what? Because you blog about it, maybe wear it once, twice for a photo shoot. And your own words quoted at the beginning of my post, you ‘TRY’ to not get wrapped up in material things……you are a joke. Get real

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      Rita Johnson Spittler
      May 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Geesh. If you didn’t like it why take the time and bother to respond. I just wanted ideas and I just stepped into your pile, Move on if it bothers you. Your Momma should’ve taught you, “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t.” That’s REAL.

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      May 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      This is incredibly rude and mean. You do realize that this is part of her job and how she provides for herself, right? Can you not celebrate the fact that she is able to do that and is being honest that her job has some struggles to it? I can’t imagine how it would feel to have a project that I’ve worked really hard on, and clearly proud of, be publicly shamed and verbally torn apart. I really hope Brighton never notices this comment. As you can see below, it is not the opinion of anyone else. We’re all fans here– take your trolling and disgusting attitude elsewhere.

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    April 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, Brighton! Your closet is GORGEOUS! Definitely closet goals!


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    April 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Your closet is DREAMY! Is it as massive as it looks?! I love it!

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    April 18, 2017 at 2:23 am

    This is truly a dream closed. Congratulations :-) I love it.
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    Lucy Lai
    April 18, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Wow love it! Adore your shoes collections! <3

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    Catherine Moix Brunetti
    April 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Amazing closet!! What are it’s dimensions?? My husband and I are building a house and keep going back and forth on the size of the master closet!

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    April 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Amazing post! I really love your closet!


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    April 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Wow, your closet looks amazing! I love it!

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    Riva Treasure
    April 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Seriously obsessed with this! Thanks for sharing!

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    Missy Louise
    April 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    very cool

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    Britney Crawley
    April 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Brighton, your closet is amazing! I don’t think I’d even know what to do with all those shoes! I also fold my jeans (and all the clothes I keep in drawers) so they’re all visible at once and it truly does make it easier to find everything. I read the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and now fold using the KonMari method. Amazing closet space- thanks for sharing! Also, I saw you on insta stories and I know about your secret excess storage. ;)

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    Molly O'Connor
    April 13, 2017 at 6:15 am

    OMG this is unreal. I can only dream I will have a closet like this one day!!


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    Manavi I Be For Beauty
    April 13, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Is this even for real? Is this closet even for real? Your closet seems to have everything that a girl can wish for. I’m in love with it. :D


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    Alyssa Loring
    April 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Your closet is GORGEOUS! Serious question though: How do you get to the stuff up top??

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    Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984
    April 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    This looks aaaaaamazing!! I cannot get over how tall the ceilings are, makes it SO MUCH MORE grandiose!! Well done, Brighton, your closet is gorgeous!!

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    April 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

    You have such a nice wardrobe and it’s so tidy!

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    Janice Darlyne
    April 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Your closet is absolutely beautiful! Congrats your hard work shows! Thank you for sharing. :)

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    April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Your closet looks like a dream and I love the way you stored your earrings I never know how to store my big dangle ones and that is so cute!
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    April 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Great closet!!! I would like to know what made you decide to break up the accessories instead of putting them all together in one spot? Also, do you move your out of season items to another area or do you wear most of your clothes year-round?

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    Melissa Klusek
    April 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Wow! This is absolutely incredible! A complete dream!! You almost need to build one of those sliding ladders like they have in libraries to reach everything! haha It really is so amazing, and I’m loving all these room tours/projects you’re sharing :)

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    Petra Brisby
    April 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Wow your closet is amazing! :-)
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    Jannet Hudson
    April 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

    OMG!! You have such an amazingly organised Closet! W0W! Everything has it’s place and a place for everything!!! Just SO AWESOME!!

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    Vicky Orefice
    April 12, 2017 at 6:45 am

    WOW. Absolutely gorgeous. Every girl’s dream come true.

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    April 12, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Oh my gosh. Seriously a dream closet. It looks so gorgeous!!

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    Elizabeth Oliveto
    April 12, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Serious closet goals! Such a beautiful closet!
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    April 12, 2017 at 1:28 am

    How tall are you ceilings…I love the three tier closet! Just what I needed for inspiration. This closet design is perfect!!!!!

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    April 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Oh my WORD closet goals, girl! and I thought I had a lot of clothes… ;) do you ever find it overwhelming though? Like I know it’s your job, but I think I wouldn’t even know where to start to choose something to wear. I have a hard enough time with just my two little closets. And you’re always looking for new stuff too! Just curious. I always feel better when I go through everything and get rid of stuff, although of course I love shopping too :) haha

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    Kristin Taylor
    April 11, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Such a gorgeous, clean, and well-organized space! I have to ask though.. how in the world do you reach anything on the top shelves?? I’d think you’d need to keep a ladder handy for retrieving your handbags or some of those heels!

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    Miss ALK
    April 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Oh my gosh Brighton this is a DREAM closet!! Seriously reading this post with heart eyes haha!! I would love to see a post/tutorial on the folding technique for your dresser!! It looks like it’s working so well on the jeans and other items, and whatever it is I might have the copy that in my dresser drawers!

    xoxo A

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    Jess Cathell
    April 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    oh so pretty! I’m about to start designing my dream closet too…I love how some shoes are two deep on the shelves!

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    April 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    HOLY MACARONI GIRLFANNNNNNNNN!!! SO many shoes. Love how the layout!

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    Davida Janae
    April 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    HOLY SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH……………………….I won’t say the rest! I just can’t this is literally goalllllssssss!


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    Samantha Lee
    April 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Holy WOW that is one insane closet. I’d love to know how many pairs of shoes you own, haha!


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    April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL closet girl, definitely a DREAM! You did awesome, great job!

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    Alexa Mclain
    April 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    My DREAM closet!! You did so good customizing it to your taste!

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    April 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    OMG Brighton, this is amazing. Your closet looks like a store. So much inspiration.

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    April 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    This closet is a dream! I’m so happy for you! I’m still in a rental, but I try my best to customize my walk-in closet as much as I can to make it feel more like a dressing room. Your closet gave me so much inspiration :)

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    April 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Um hello closet goals! All this organization is making my OCD heart so happy!

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    April 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Love Love LOVE this closet. It’s equal parts stunning and practical. I’m definitely going to look at using those jewelry organizers/stands.

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    Amanda G.
    April 11, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Oh my goodness! All the heart eyes! Enjoy your organized heaven :)

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    April 11, 2017 at 11:12 am

    OMG this is so amazing!!

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    April 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    OMG, your closet is an absolute dream!!!!!!

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    Elise Ward Joyce
    April 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I am so jealous, of your closet and everything that is in it!

    xx, Elise

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