In honor of the upcoming anniversary of the 113th birthday of the Duchess of Windsor on June 19, the photo above and just below are of her stunning Chinese Chippendale closet. The recreation was done by Sothebys for their auction of the contents of this famous closet in 1998 found via Brilliant Asylum. I have just recently converted one of my extra bedrooms into a dressing room/walk-in closet, a very popular trend now, so here are some ideas for creating your own Chinoiserie closet. Maybe these ideas will motivate you to take that little room you don't really use and turn it in to a fitting home for your clothes and accessories. A little note-aren't these shoes mostly by Roger Vivier to die for?
Wonderful red lacquer chair from the new and quite affordable Baker Studio line.
A great red lacquer fretwork chair from Gumps for only $395.
I think this Palace Stool from Gumps for only $298 is perfect.
Gorgeous pagoda etagere by Anne Selke.
Bamboo etagere from the Baker Studio line.
Wonderful gilt bamboo etagere for only $399 from The Mermaid Hut.
Another "in" look is garment racks-this bamboo version from The Container Store is ideal at only $129.