Ta Da! I told you in this post that the builder was near completion on our master closet. I promised you that I would show it to you as soon as I was done moving everything in. We are about 99% done and I snapped a few shots to show you the before and after of this part of our home remodel. I’ll tell you about the master bathroom and kitchen in later posts.
Pete and I have been married twenty-two years and have lived in our beautiful home the entire time. The problem is not that we don’t have enough room, it’s that we have not updated these key spaces and what you see in the before pictures are the original interior design selections. All very good but just a little dated. There were several key problems I wanted to solve with updating the master closet. The space needed some fresh paint and colors, the shoe storage had to come out of the middle of the closet, brighter/better lighting and I wanted a custom designed closet that helped compartmentalize everything. You have probably noticed that retail stores have things organized in bays so that your shopping experience is easier on the eye. Why not incorporate that in to the closet space?
I met with our builder Richard Williams who referred me to Sharon Flatley, who handles design work for Richard. She met with me in our home (really in the closet) to ask me numerous questions about how we utilize our space. When getting dressed what article of clothing do you start with? Are shoes important (YES!)? Do you want his and hers separated? She took all the measurements and then sent over drawings of the space. We tweaked it a bit and then Richard’s team went to work. I made all the interior design decisions with my decorator Lisa Henderson Interiors and I have listed all colors/selections below.
It’s important to note that we are still not finished with the entire home remodel and these pictures were just quickly taken with my camera. But I was so excited to move back in to my closet that I had to get this blog post published. The entire remodel is taking eight weeks and I am proud to say that we are on schedule and nearing the end. I will reveal the other rooms to you as well as soon as I can. By the way, this process of moving everything out of my closet and then back in has caused several rounds of purging. It was very cathartic to get rid of things that had been stored up on a shelf “just because”. The bays are organized as follows: 1) shoes 2) spring/summer 3) fall/winter 4) specialty items 5) long hanging. This system helps me easily see everything without digging. The end hooks help me pull items for events or a street style shoot.
Tanya’s custom closet: Builder– Richard Williams and Assoc. / Decorator– Lisa Henderson Interiors / Paint– Farrow & Ball ALL WHITE #2005 on walls and trim both in high gloss finish / Carpet – Stark / Hardware – Emtek Trail Pull in polished nickel
A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this dream closet a reality. xoxo- Tanya