Client Stories:

A Modern Oasis for Fashion Blogger Kimberly Lapides

client: Kimberly Lapides

location: Huntington Beach, CA

design consultant: Heather Daurio

White organized closet filled with the clothes and accessories for client Kimberly Lapides

An organized closet with clothes and accessories for client Kimberly Lapides

What She Wanted

With an impressive passion for fashion, Eat/Sleep/Wear's Kimberly Lapides regularly adorns her blog with signature finds. Throughout her work and travels, she has acquired beautiful collections of shoes, handbags, clothing and accessories that were all being stored on uninspired metal poles. Kimberly was ready for a change. She dreamed of reimagining one of her extra bedrooms into a fresh, boutique-like closet where she could finally display—and truly appreciate—her belongings. The one caveat was that her dream closet also needed to accommodate space for her husband, too, so Kimberly enlisted the help of California Closets Orange County design consultant Heather Daurio to create a functional and fashionable space the couple could both enjoy.

California Closets client Kimberly Lapides sitting and smiling in her new walk in closet Shoes shelves and organized sunglasses in client Kimberly Lapides' new closet

How we did it

Heather thoroughly assessed the soon-to-be-closet space, reviewing Kimberly’s inventory and learning about her day-to-day lifestyle, routines and travel schedule. After Heather completed careful measurements, she met with Kimberly at the showroom and they collaborated on a clean, custom design. Together, they fine-tuned details such as lighting and clever storage for Kimberly’s beloved accessories and shoes, as well as dedicated spaces for long and short dresses, sequins, and evening attire to keep her clothing organized and accessible. Heather also created a plan for how she would use the bedroom’s existing small closet area as dedicated space for Kimberly’s husband.

It was helpful to go into the showroom to see how some of the pieces functioned, and to see the finishes firsthand. I loved being able to touch and feel the materials to envision how the space would be finished.

Kimberly Lapides

final result

Kimberly’s excitement around realizing her vision combined with my design expertise made this such a fun and collaborative experience. Together, we were able to execute a design that truly works for her lifestyle.

Heather Daurio

The spacious walk-in closet provides improved storage for the couple, but Kimberly’s cool sense of style definitely makes the space one she can finally enjoy ‘shopping’ every day.

Photo Credits:Monica Wang

Design Details


Classic White

Hardware and Accessories:

Polished chrome round hanging pole and handles

Concealed push to open door and drawer hardware

2-tier microsuede jewelry drawer divider

Microsuede drawer liners

Pull-out valet rods, belt and scarf racks

Pull-out divided shelf

Pull-out mirror

Acrylic shelf dividers

Cleat mount hooks


Slab drawer faces

1-piece flip up door with clear glass insert

LED puck accent lights

Decorative fascia and top cap with lighting

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