The Closets Of Mariah Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, Brooke Shields, And Other Celebrities

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For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp.

Celebrities from Khloé Kardashian to Elton John are famous for their trendsetting looks. So it’s no surprise that the closets and dressing rooms in their homes are just as stylish they are. These personal spaces showcase the stars' sartorial passions, including Elton John’s vast collection of sunglasses and Ellen DeGeneres’s signature sneaker reserve. And with areas for lounging, elegant lighting, and even impressive art, these rooms are designed for more than mere storage. Take a look inside the closets of some of the world's most famous actors, athletes, musicians, models, and designers to see how these high-profile figures keep their treasured pieces perfectly organized.

Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian in the vast master closet of her Calabasas, California, home, which was decorated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard; the chandelier is by RH, and the ceiling is lined in a Schumacher wallpaper.

A Jean-Michel Frank chaise longue graces the dressing room in Project Runway judge Nina Garcia’s New York apartment, which was renovated by Carlos Aparicio; the watercolor is by Salvador Dalí, the tripod table is by Frank, and the carpet is by Tai Ping.

Mariah Carey’s Mario Buatta–designed apartment in Manhattan features a luxurious dressing room that resembles an airy boutique. All of the songstress’s outfits are on display and arranged by color and type, while an adjoining shoe room contains hundreds of her signature stilettos. (November 2001)

Actress Brooke Shields’s closet at her Greenwich Village townhouse was built of rift-sawn white oak by Brooklyn-based design/build firm MADE. The compact space makes use of a rolling shoe rack and library ladder, helping to maximize storage and accessibility. (March 2012)

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi stored their respective sneakers and high heels in the elegant closet of their Beverly Hills home, which was revamped by decorator Melinda Ritz. The shelving was constructed of stained walnut and the vintage sign was found at a flea market. (November 2011)

Decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard crafted a graphic closet for Tommy Hilfiger at the designer’s home near Miami.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's room-size closet at their Calabasas, California, home features built-in shelving and an overscale ottoman.

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