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Take a (long) walk in Joanna Track's walk-in closet

Joanna Track's walk-in closet.

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Let's get past the fact that Joanna Track's five-bedroom, Tudor-style home in Toronto's Forest Hill is 70 years old, fully renovated by her brother (the owner of Traxel Construction) and decorated by her sister-in-law (interior designer Teresa Track). Instead, let's zoom in on what really matters to the Toronto-based founder and CEO of, Canada's newest online fashion store: her 200-square-foot walk-in closet. "My dream was to be able to see all my clothes and have easy access to them and be able to keep everything organized," the self-confessed clotheshorse says. "The closet, which is definitely girly but in a sophisticated way, was custom-built to accomplish all that."


"These were custom-designed with a mix of closed and open hanging space in addition to drawers and shoe storage. There's even custom handbag shelves inspired by a Kelly Wearstler design featuring Plexiglass walls, which I love, because it allows you to see everything you own at a glance. The recessed panels have step moulding and elegant crystal knobs from Ginger's [Bath in Toronto] The light grey colour forms a quiet backdrop, allowing the clothing to pop."

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"This is a very sentimental piece, a Venetian glass mirror that once belonged to my grandmother. She had it hanging in her front foyer so I remember it well; it makes me think of her when I use it every day."


"The silver tray with my perfumes on it is also special, as it was given to me as part of a wedding gift from my late aunt."


"This is a Knoll Mademoiselle Chair with a floral Missoni fabric. It's lighthearted, fun, feminine and also comfortable to sit in. I got it from this great furniture website,"


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"A new addition to my growing collection of purses, it's by Miu Miu. I bought it in New York recently, a spring investment purchase. I love the size. It's perfect for carrying all my stuff, while still looking stylish."


"It's from Elte and is called Park Square by Stark. I love the geometric design. It's very contemporary-looking."

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Deirdre Kelly is a features writer for The Globe and Mail. She is the author of the best-selling Paris Times Eight and Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection (Greystone Books). More

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