Lisa Adams’ celebrity closet projects — opening photo: Guiliana Rancic; top photo: Brad Goreski, middle photo: Khloe Kardashian; and bottom photo: Tyra Banks.
box, and I think that shows in the closet,
where every design meeting was really
pushing the envelope. As a designer, you
go into every project trying to convince
the client, ‘Okay. Yeah, this would be so
cool.’ To have a client that’s already open
to that saying, ‘What else can you do?
Can we hang something from the ceiling?’ It was so great. I feel like I designed
and built things I hadn’t done before.
We did sliding shoe cabinets, three-way
platforms for makeup and tailoring with
storage behind the mirrors for makeup
storage. We also did a revolving purse
carousel and added a ;replace. It was
just very, very cool as a designer to have
somebody that was so open.”
Adams credits her PR ;rm, Zapwater
Communications, with helping her gain
exposure. “I’ve been working with them
since day one,” she says.
Plus, the world of A-Listers is a small
community so her access to them is
also aided by the fact that she is in Los
Angeles where many reside. And once
you do one celebrity project, you often
For instance, Adams previously
worked with Giuliana Rancic, a host on
E!’s “Fashion Police” and now she is
working on projects with Rancic’s co-
hosts Brad Goreski and Melissa Rivers.
“You realize that it’s a very small com-
munity. You do one person wrong or you
don’t do a great closet for Giuliana then
that door is closed. She’s not talking to
her friends or her colleagues about you.”
And once you realize that E! is also
home to the Kardashians, it’s easy to see
just how small that circle really is.
Adams also credits being a member of
an association of estate managers with
helping land high-pro;le projects.
“Many celebrities have estate managers, which is another great way to
network,” she says. “If a celebrity or an
owner says, ‘Hey, I need to get my closets done,’ they know exactly who to call.
View more of Adams celebrity closet
projects at laclosetdesign.com.