Not long ago we made some changes to the main level of our condo. We created a proper entry and spacious, well-organized closet for coats and such (my scarves and gloves now have a permanent home), added a banquette (perfect place to hang tons of smaller artworks), relocated my desk to the other side of the floor-through space (much needed), and partitioned the family room with the TV behind beautiful French doors (noisy no more). We love it all. Thank you Amanda and Jeff of Hark + Osborne!
Now it’s time to focus on the bedrooms. We own the parlor and lower level, which means our bedrooms are in the basement. It’s rather dungeon-esque down there. While nothing can bring sunlight in, I’m certain we can still make the master suite more functional and habitable. It’s a large area with a lot of wasted space. The bathroom is unattractive and we don’t have a bathtub. We have a walk-in-closet with an exposed brick wall. It came all tricked-out with adjustable shelving done by one of the professional closet organizers, but I’ve given it over to my husband, save for some off-season storage. My stuff hangs on an unsightly rod in a niche in the bedroom, with the hall closet right outside housing my shoes and handbags.
I thought I’d start my inspiration gathering process by contemplating closets. I’ve designed three walk in closets for myself in the past, all very similar. I’ve always had the carpenter build the shelves, cubbies, and drawers. This time I may use one of those companies that specializes in custom closets. We shall see. Mine will not be as lavish as the closets here, but they are a good source for organizational ideas.
Celerie Kemble - Elle Decor
J. Randall Powers
Khloe Kardashian’s closet - In Style
Bethany Frankel’s closet
Photographer Joe Standart - Traditional Home
Home of Michael and Jonathan of The Shoot Factory
47 Park Avenue
Lee Ledbetter - Architectural Digest
Theodore & Company
Home of designer Miriam Alia of Living Pink Studio
Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Clos-ette
Closet of Laura Vinroot Poole - Domino
Jenna Lyons - Domino
Meredith McBride Kipp - Photographer Laura Moss
Closet of designer Lisa Kreiling, LTK Interiors
Photographer Trent Bell for Boston Home
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Traditional dressers with deep drawers and feminine white dressing tables offer added storage for underthings and accessories.