Inside Tan France's Dream Closet

Inside Tan France's Dream Closet | Alice Lane Interior Design | Photo by Lucy Call

Designing a closet for any client is always exciting, but when fashion expert Tan France of the Netflix series Queer Eye asked us to design his dream closet, we were completely honored to jump right in.

Tan and his Husband, Rob, recently purchased and renovated their dream home in a charming, historic neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Although their home is nearly perfect for them, the small closet space in the master bedroom wasn’t cutting it for Tan’s major collection of shoes and clothing. Enter the solution: the attic, which previous homeowners had converted into a bonus room.

While its peaked ceilings are certainly charming, they created a bit of a challenge when it came to maximizing storage space. We took advantage of the depth of the room and incorporated plenty of custom drawers, shelves, and hanging racks to accommodate Tan’s enviable wardrobe.

This handsome space is clad floor-to-ceiling in elegant striped wallpaper in varying shades of green and tied together with dark cabinetry, giving it its masculine edge. At one end of the closet, we designed a dressing room-like space with a built in dresser, custom shoe wall and an ottoman atop a lux hand-knotted rug. The other end features a custom window bench, upholstered in a forest green velvet with a leather welt, adding a polished look to this space.

No closet is complete without a good mirror (you know, for Tan’s #ootd selfie on Instagram). Instead of going with a simple floor length mirror, we covered the entire staircase wall with brass lined mirrors. Not only is it super convenient, it’s also the best space expanding trick! Thanks to the reflection from this wall, this closet looks twice as big.

Watch the making of this space on our YouTube channel here