A fashion designer, Hollywood’s go-to stylist, and the main event in her namesake TV show, Rachel Zoe (which she recently admitted that she does not anticipate signing on for a sixth season) “dies” for the minimalist décor in her Beverly Hills abode—and manages to keep it sophisticated even when creating a cozy room for her 2-year-old, Skyler, who (natch!) gets a dream walk-in closet all his own. For InStyle‘s September issue, photographer Dean Kaufman gave us an inside look at the family’s abode in Beverly Hills, and we learned a few great tips from the stylist on how you can make your home just as chic as Zoe herself. Scroll down to learn the tips, then click the photo to see inside Rachel Zoe’s Beverly Hills home. For more about her interior design aesthetic and how the stylist is taking on motherhood, flip to page 688 in the Drew Barrymore-covered September issue or download it on your tablet.

1. SWITCH ON THE LAMPS ONLY WHEN IT’S NIGHTTIME.
“My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don’t switch on lamps until it is literally black outside. Rodger calls me a cavewoman!”

2. PLAY WITH ACCENTS
“I had fun with the accents, which is similar to my approach to getting dressed. My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I’ll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag. So here I played with throws, pillows, rugs, and ceramics.”

3. VISIBILITY IS KEY IN ORGANIZING CLOSETS FOR A GROWN-UP OR A CHILD  
“Visibility is key, with compartments and boxes so that everything has its place.”

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MORE INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE:
• Check Out Drew’s Cover, Hot Off the Presses
• Drew Barrymore Reacts to Her 7 InStyle Covers
• Get Drew Barrymore’s Dark Lip from the September Issue
• #MakingSeptember: How the Issue Came Together!

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— Laurie Sandell