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Pink Peonies on Alice Lane: The Reveal

It had been a about 14 months since we presented Rachel Parcell with her closet design so we were pretty excited that installation day was finally here. The space was beautiful, built-in, mirrored, and the perfect sophisticated shade of pink. All of the little details we had drafted had come to life. The beautiful white shelving with mirrored backs were the perfect backdrop to house such an exquisite collection of fashion. The little gold knobs were all perfectly placed on each drawer of her custom, free-standing island.

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I have to admit, I got caught up in it all. I felt a little like I was walking into a closet for SJP in an episode of Sex In The City. I was surrounded by couture labels, bold fashion like neon purses paired with patterned jackets and heels for days!

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

That genius shoe room idea did not go to waste on Rachel Parcell; she had the shoes to back it up. Her collection is exquisite, and so is the closet! The leopard print carpet was the hero of the room. If you are trying to decide if you should put a patterned carpet in a special place, like a stair runner, media room, or closet… the answer is yes. It’s like wearing a great pair of designer shoes, they’ll carry the rest of the outfit without trying too hard.

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We brought in loads of accessories, fashion books, and trays for the install. I think accessorizing can, and should, be useful. Trays are brilliant for grouping alike items such as perfume bottles and sunglasses so for the island top we used a tray full of clutches, a large white ginger jar filled with white blossoms, and fashion books and jewelry as accessories.

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

We styled Rachel’s desk top with a Mary McDonald lamp in the faintest shade of pink.  I could picture Rachel sitting in the evening with the lamp on writing about her latest adventures or editing photos. We left a simple glass tray on the desktop to use as a catch-all. We loaded it up with Rachel’s things that were already floating on her desk – giving items a common place to rest makes them seem more purposeful and less random.

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We couldn’t resist using pink peonies on her desk. We love to use flowers – fresh or artificial – because they give the room life! In structured spaces filled with straight lines and symmetry it’s nice to get the organic shapes of something natural to loosen things up.

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

A great trick for accessorizing shelves is to face a large object toward you pushed to the back of the shelf (artwork works great); it attracts the eye and then you can start to play with the objects in front. In this case we used shopping bags, fashion books, designer shoe boxes, and purses. It’s also good to group common things together – it might be a color scheme, like black and white, or common shapes like perfume bottles.

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

In case you were wondering, this room smells like Jo Malone. Rachel had English Pear and Freesia burning on the island and it was exactly right.

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

When we left the closet looked like a boutique loaded with fashion week favorites. We were so pleased with the detail, quality, and function of it all, but the most important part? Rachel was thrilled!

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

(Photo on left by Kathryn Brookshire Brown)

What’s a girl to do after a day like that? I’ll tell you. I went home, took off my shoes and started to reorganize my shoe shelves. I put my prettiest pairs at eye level and I felt better already.

love, jessica | alice lane home collection

[photos by Weston Colton unless noted otherwise]

 

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38 Comments
Nau

This is a Beautiful Project. You guys did a Great Job. Could you tell me the name of the pink lipstick in the vanity tray. The one next to Estée lauder’s Modern Muse and the Aerin perfume.

Thank You,
Nau

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Alice Lane Home

Yes – the desk can be purchased through us! Give us a call at either locations.

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Alice Lane Home

Hi Kelley! Yes, the desk is from Alice Lane! Call us and we can get an order placed for you (801) 802.6266.

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Amber

Ladies,
I am incredibly impressed! You did a beautiful job. I follow Rach Parcell’s blog and Instagram, and have seen snippets of her closet, but seeing the whole creation was awesome. You ladies took ultrafem, chic, timelessness, and functionality to the ultimate level. Let’s just say when I want (and can afford!!) a fabulous closet, I know exactly who to call. Again, wonderful job ladies, I will be checking in with you to see more of your work!
-Amber
herandhair.com

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Alice Lane Home

These can be purchased through our store. Give us a call (or stop by if you’re local) at either location to order them!

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Alice Lane Home

We carry that fabric but unfortunately, we aren’t able to ship to Canada at this time. Give us a call, and we can give you additional details so that you can find it in your area. (801) 802.6266.

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Alice Lane Home

It can be purchased at our store! If you aren’t local, give us a call, and we can get an order placed for you! (801) 802.6266

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Johanna

Hi,
Are the wooden arm bracelet holders available through your store? (Wasn’t sure if that is what an above question was referring to) and do you still have them in stock?

Also, and sorry I did look everywhere on your blog as well as Pink Peonies without success, could you please give me the info about the pink paint color on the walls? It looks perfect, hoping against hope it wasn’t a custom blend. Thanks!

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Alice Lane Home

Hi Johanna – The wooden arm bracelet holders are available through our store! We don’t currently have them in stock but can order them in for you! The paint color was chosen by Rachel. One of our personal favorite pinks is Farrow and Ball’s Pink Ground. Hope that helps!

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Sarah

Totally Gorgous! I’m wondering who makes the chandelier? I would love to see if they offer a smaller version or have a table lamp in that shade of glass? I Live in Chicago or else I’d pop into the store. Thanks!

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Alice Lane Home

Hi Sarah! We carry the chandelier! Give us a call and we can give you additional details and also find what you are looking for! (801) 802.6266.

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Alice Lane Home

Hi Sarah – Give us a call! We can give you more information and find options for anything else you are looking for! (801) 802.6266

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Jamie Green

Hello! We are building a home and LOVE this closet design. Can you tell me the dimensions of this closet to see if a similar design would work for me to create? Thanks!

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Alice Lane Home

The carpet is by Karastan. It’s called Exotics Shabu Cheeta Carpet.

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Alice Lane Home

The carpet is by Karastan. It’s called Exotics Shabu Cheeta Carpet.

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Mina

Hi! I LOVE the big ginger jar with the white flowers, are the flowers fake? where can I get the jar and the flowers?? Thanks!

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Alice Lane Home

The blossoms are faux branches. Both the Ginger Jar and blossom branches are from our store. Give us a call if you’re interested 801.359.4906.

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Laura

did you post a pic of the closet layout that you had drawn similar to what you posted on the blog for cara? I would love to see Rachel’s layout drawing :)

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Alice Lane Home

We no longer have the tray available in store, but give us a call and one of our stylists can look into ordering you one in if you are interested! 801.359.4906

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