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A Closet Space Fit For a Star!

LeToya Luckett takes us inside her brand-new custom Elfa closet

by Brad

All photos courtesy of LeToya Luckett

When Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter and actress LeToya Luckett decided it was time to give her walk-in closet a makeover, she knew just who to call--The Container Store! (After all, we'd previously helped her with her pantry, so the decision made perfect sense!) "They have it ALL!" she posted on Instagram. "[They have] custom closets for every size, style, and budget, plus all the products you need to maximize space." With a little help from our expert design and installation teams, we were able to provide her with a beautiful closet space worth swooning over!

Once LeToya discussed the project with us and told us her wants and needs, our team got to work. She chose white Elfa Décor, and we created a custom design packed with plenty of hanging space, shelf space, shoe space, and drawers. (We were even able to work around her custom Laren center drawer island and match its look!)

One section of shelves is devoted to LeToya's footwear. The top rows of White Décor Shelves display her collection of heels, and the Gliding Shoe Shelves underneath store her flats and sandals.

Above her long hang clothing, we installed rows of Ventilated Shelves with White Décor Fascia trim to store various purses and accessories. On a narrow shelving section on the far wall, LeToya utilized our Acrylic 3-Compartment Clutch & Small Purse Organizers to keep her smaller handbags organized and protected. And to maximize her hanging space, she added plenty of our Black Premium Non-Slip Velvet Hangers.

LeToya designated another corner of the closet for her boots and sneakers. To maximize her shelf space, she uses our Shoe Space Savers, which utilize the shelf's vertical space more efficiently by stacking each pair of shoes.

Along another wall we installed a dresser area complete with Elfa Décor Accessory Trays for storing her sunglasses. For jewelry, LeToya chose our Umbra Gold Tribeca Necklace Stands and Circa Bracelet & Ring Holders. (She even customized the Elfa Décor Drawer Fronts with her own gold drawer pulls to match them!)

Above the dresser drawers, we added Black Cambridge Purse Storage Bins and Seine Woven Storage Bins (complete with Black Bin Clip Labels) for LeToya's lesser-used handbags and accessories. This provides a much more attractive and uniform way to store these items, rather than leaving them cluttered and out in the open.

Once the work was done, LeToya was ecstatic! "Just look at my closet makeover!" she says. "It is completely adjustable so I can easily update the layout as my clothing and storage needs change with time." Plus, she adds, it's also perfect for areas of the home such as garages and pantries. "Run--don't walk--to The Container Store NOW!"

Want to add a little glamour to your own space? Visit our Elfa page here to get started on your free custom design.