Gwyneth Paltrow's luxe closet provides the perfect space for getting ready – and her makeup storage is so innovative

Complete with clever makeup storage, the closet is as stylish as the goop founder – and professional organizers say it comes with a twist

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Organizing a closet is different for everyone. For some people, it's a matter of multiple organizational tools. Some people like hanging clothes, while others like folding them. For Gwyneth Paltrow, it's all about a glamorous, useful space for getting ready in the morning.

The wellness guru recently took to Instagram to share her 'getting unready' routine for when she returns home after a long day of work, and her stylish dressing room features heavily. 

Her luxe space comes complete with a hanging pendant light, a large vanity mirror between two windows for lots of natural light, and pretty shell wall sconces. On the gray-painted walls, built-in shelves provide innovative storage for her make-up collection. These features make the space's ability go far beyond that of a normal walk-in closet.

Julianna Melamed, professional organizer and founder of Full Service Livingstates: 'Gwyneth Paltrow’s walk-in closet is more like a dressing suite than just a regular walk-in.' She continues, 'She’s utilizing the space for a makeup and dressing area as well as storing her things. This is certainly a convenient way to get ready if you have the space,' she explains.

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Julianna Melamed

Julianna Melamed is the founder of the home concierge company Full Service Living, located in New York City, which specializes in home organization, move management, and home project management. 

Professional organizer Barbara Brock adds, 'Celebrities often have custom-designed closets with closet organization systems tailored to their preferences and needs. In looking at Gwyneth’s closets, it seems like she has distinctly divided her closets into zones for getting ready.' 

It's an important reminder that at the end of the day, closets are meant to be functional spaces, and they should be designed to accomplish the tasks we do most often.

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Barbara Brock

Barbara is a successful home-stager, professional organizer, entrepreneur, and the past President of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ New York Chapter. She is the Founder & CEO of Barbara Brock Inc, a professional organizing and staging company

However, what's so special about Gwyneth's closet is that she doesn't sacrifice style for substance. 

Alongside the highly functional built-ins, details like opulent lighting and an antique mirror elevate the space beyond the ordinary. It's a great confidence booster to get ready in the morning in a space that's built for a queen, ultimately making her closet even more functional than if it were unadorned.

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Proper closet storage is the first step to accomplishing your closet goals, so prioritizing innovative organizational techniques is a great way to work towards building a closet as chic as Gwyneth's.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.