Lisa Adams shows her Million Dollar Closets at Cabinets & Closets 2016
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design

PASADENA, Calif. - Closets celebrity Lisa Adams, of LA Closet Design whose star-studded clientele includes Eddie Murphy and Chloe Kardashian, opened the 2016 Cabinets & Closets Expo with a dynamic presentation on million dollar closets.

The packed room of keynote attendees was treated to a few out takes from Adams' popular HGTV series "Million Dollar Closets" and they were reminded that there is an art to dealing with ultra high-end clients and that small details can add so much value to the overall closet project. The presentation also stressed the importance of identifying trends before they hit the marketplace and become overdone as well as the importance of marketing. "You can do great work, but if no one knows about it, it's like a drop of sand on the beach."

After the presentation, Adams walked the show floor taking in the new products and machinery on display and taking photos photos with a number of exhibitors.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Adams left for the mainland at age 17 where she earned her BA in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and then an MBA from Malibu’s Pepperdine University. Though a science major, Lisa knew she possessed an unusual blend of left and right-brain traits.

As a dedicated follower of fashion, style and décor, she decided that design, with its combination of creative inspiration and disciplined details would be an ideal fit for her personal and professional passions.

Observing the public’s newfound obsession with functional spaces such as kitchens and baths, she began to notice that there was yet one more under-utilized and misunderstood room to be explored – the closet. Coat closets, master wardrobes, laundry rooms, kids closets – they were all functionally and aesthetically in the dark ages. Lisa decided it was time to reinvent the closet into spaces that were highly functional, uber-organized and utterly beautiful.

LA Closet Design launched in 2007 with the intention of revolutionizing the concept of closets. Since then, a roster of celebrities, designers, architects and homeowners of all stripes have engaged Lisa’s services to create customized, often high tech and environmentally friendly wardrobe spaces that add real value to the home, improve a homeowners living experience and add style and flair to what is one of the most important spaces in a house.


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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.