There are a whole lot of exciting things about this renovation, one of which is getting to design my first closet for myself. In no other home have I had a space done just for me and I’m hoping this puts an end to the piles of clothes I leave heaped everywhere. So does Andrew.
While Andrew is keeping his clothes in the gorgeous mirrored built ins in the master suite entry hall, I get this small walk in to myself- it’s about 5′ x 7’5″ so there isn’t a ton of space, but the ceiling is quite high. I got to work with California Closets’ designer Betsey Geddis on laying this baby out and wanted to share not only the space and plan with you but a little interview with Betsey regarding her tips on designing a closet. I honestly thought California Closets was only for giant, fancy closets but I was proven wrong. They can work withing many budgets and sizes- with smaller closets sometime it’s even MORE important to have a good design!
So first, the raw space:
In order for this to work we needed to smartly use every square inch and really go through what I had. Luckily, we have a guest room closet big enough to allow to to finally store off-season clothes elsewhere and keep only in-season garments and shoes in this space. That alone with help me conquer the clutter!
So here’s what we came up with- one side has hanging for tops/ blazer, shorter skirts and pants (I have very few pairs of dress pants and skirts actually) with shelves for jeans (TONS), sweaters (DITTO) and small accessories like clutches. The other has a long section for dresses and long skirts and shelving for shoes and boots. Above each side is space up top for handbags and anything else I need to store that I don’t use every single day. Under the window is a pull out hamper. Out in the bedroom I have a six drawer dresser for t-shirts, underthings, workout clothes and jewelry.