Walk in Closet with storage for Shoes and Handbags by Tim WoodTraditional Closet, London

This walk in closet is part of a large property in central London. The client asked Tim Wood to come up with a storage solution for her extensvie collection of shoes and handbags. Tim Wood designed and made shelving that would accommodate the exact proportions of her shoes. The rails that the handbags hang from were all specially moulded to echo the exact shape of the clients shoulder, so that they could retain their shape perfectly.

The closet houses over two hundred pairs of shoes, and can easily be expanded further to accommodate new purchases. The client is thrilled with this totally bespoke walk in closet that houses her prized collection of shoes such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Louboutin, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce Gabbana, Manolo Blanik, Emma Hope, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Guiseppe Zanotti.

The client has over seventy five handbags such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, Dior, Gucci, Anya Hindmarch, Jimmy Choo, Bill Amberg, Lanvin, Mulberry, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Dolce Gabbana, Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Diane von Furstenberg, Lulu Guinness, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miiu and Burberry.

Designed, hand built and photography by Tim Wood

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Joy H. wrote:Jan 26, 2015
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    Tim Wood Limited
    The mirror was attached with secret fixings. Everything we do is unique to each client/project,

    This client was NOT a shopaholic, she simply really loved her bags and shoes. A very great deal of time and effort was put into creating the very best space and storage in consultation with our client. Who was over the moon with the end result.
  • frenchinfluences

    Yes, those are three of a kind Loro Piana handbags which sell for $8,000 and $14,000 for the one in ostrich!

kajaah222 wrote:Dec 24, 2012
  • Hattie Brown
    did you place A A/C VENT IN THE CLOSET
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    Tim Wood Limited
    No there was no air conditioning in the closet, but there was an open-able window on one end.
Tammy Burton Molnar wrote:Feb 17, 2014
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    SkyHawk Interiors & Architecture
    The purse hooks are fabulous. Every lady needs to rotate here high end hand bag collection! well done!
  • PRO
    Tim Wood Limited
    Thank you Nicole for your kind comments
moxximom wrote:Jan 9, 2013
  • casita27
    How much is for 2 purse racks?
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    Tim Wood Limited
    Please contact us directly with the wood, number of purses and size you would like @ www.timwood.com email: websales@timwood.com many thanks, Tim Wood
elinoradler wrote:Mar 13, 2013
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    Decorative Philosophy
    Tim responded exactly as we would have.
    Karen & Joseph
    for Decorative Philosophy
  • keenplanner

    Imelda Marcos lives!

fcomefrancesca wrote:Jul 18, 2015
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    Tim Wood Limited

    Whatever best suits the shoes and the clients whim, as each is adjustable.

  • PRO
    Tim Wood Limited

    Also although the client said they would not buy any more shoes, they obviously have and we have made further shelves that allow much further collection.

fateena21 wrote:Jul 20, 2013
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    Tim Wood Limited
    We at Tim Wood Limited specialise in the totally tailor designed and tailor hand made. Using the very best materials for the job. Tim Wood himself was trained by John Makepeace at the same time as Viscount Linley as a furniture maker and designer in 1981 to 1983. The project above was a bespoke solution for a St James property overlooking St. James Park and Buckingham Palace.
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    Tim Wood Limited
    There is nothing wrong with Ikea, they specialise in low cost mass market products.

    Our niche/specialisation is we painstakingly go through each individual clients brief to design their dream, which after the individual design is approved is then hand made by one of our workshops.
Francesca Black wrote:Mar 27, 2016
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    Tim Wood Limited

    Please contact us directly with the wood, number of purses and size you would like @ www.timwood.com email: websales@timwood.com many thanks, Tim Wood

jonetta_mcnerney wrote:Dec 29, 2015
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    Tim Wood Limited

    Metal long hooks to take a number of belts,

genelleholloway wrote:Sep 13, 2014
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    Tim Wood Limited
    Please contact us directly with the wood, number of purses and size you would like @ www.timwood.com email: websales@timwood.com many thanks, Tim Wood
Tony Kiser wrote:Oct 26, 2013
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    Tim Wood Limited
    I don't know whether you meant this to be a note to yourself or you want an answer?

    For under kitchen lights there are a great deal of alternatives if you give me more details I can answer your question more precisely also it depends on where you live.
arjita wrote:Nov 29, 2012
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    Tim Wood Limited
    The width and depth of the shelves were determined by my clients shoe size!!!

    So what was right for her, probably would not be right for you. If you measure your average, smallest and largest shoe sizes, the number of shoes you have and the given space, you should be able to work out what will fit in.

    Good luck.

    Kind regards


What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sam Ferris added this to Custom Closets: 7 Design Rules to FollowFeb 29, 2016

7. Don’t forget about your accessories. No household is short on accessories, be they purses, jewelry, ties or belts. It helps to create an organized space for these belongings too. Belt and tie racks can be compact and mounted to any dead space you may have along walls. You may also want racks to hang your purses on to more quickly put your outfits together.

Lara Sargent added this to 10 Smart Storage Hacks for Shoe LoversMay 18, 2015

4. Layer with shelves. Let’s face it, if you’re the proud owner of a prized collection of Jimmy Choos, Christian Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks, you’ll want an efficient and organized storage hub to neatly stock your investments. This owner has more than 200 pairs of designer-label lovelies to her name (eat your heart out, Sarah Jessica Parker), so she had a custom shoe wall made to accommodate the exact dimensions of her footwear. For an easier and less expensive DIY solution, fit out an alcove or cupboard with rows of white shelving and get those shoes off the floor.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Irene Nordjo added this to Walk In ClosetsJul 11, 2019

Selasie’s wardrobe and wall hangers on d walls

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closet. belt hangers on wall are short rods. hung by their buckle.

Laurie Peterson added this to ClosetJun 5, 2019

Tim Wood Limited Purse hooks. About 56,000 Houzzers love these handy hook rails; they showcase pretty purchases and make swapping bags a breeze. These are customized — made to mimic the client's shoulder, in fact — but you could do something similar with sturdy wall-mounted coatracks.

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