Closets Go Beyond Storing Clothes

In the past the bedroom closet was the place where clothing was hidden from view. Today the emphasis is on creating functional, organized closets that double as comfortable places in which to hang out, work and play.

ClosetRoom with a view. While most closets can’t offer a view (maybe there’s no room to add a window, or it’s built within an interior space), this closet takes full advantage of its vantage point from inside San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. A bench offers additional shelving to make up for any lost storage space or a dedicated seat to enjoy the sights. The window theme continues through the use of frosted glass doors and a cabinet topped with thick glass.

Library effect. This closet has the qualities of an elegant study, with bird’s eye maple paneling and hickory flooring that were blackened with a stain from PureColor. Wood appliqué ceiling tiles were chosen in a pattern similar to that of the client’s favorite store: Chanel. Warm lighting and a comfortable chair offer a cozy spot for getting ready or curling up with a book.

Corner office. A large closet is a beautiful thing, though not everyone has the space to dedicate just to clothes. By putting a desk in the closet, it’s possible to use one inspiring room for two purposes.

Boutique. High-gloss polyester lacquer cabinets set the stage for accessory displays behind half-inch glass doors. Motion sensors turn the cabinetry’s backlighting on when someone enters the room. Additional LED side lighting is provided by manually operated switches. An embossed leather stool sits prominently so as to give the homeowner a view of her wardrobe options. Plush carpeting atop oak floors adds comfort to the dressing experience.

Art gallery. Why should the clothes and accessories get all the adulation? Art is a wonderful opportunity to add color, beauty and perhaps a bit of amusement to the dressing experience. This closet’s rich, monochromatic palette, designed in keeping with the rest of the sophisticated home, creates a sleek backdrop for an art exhibit that reflects the client’s nautical passion.

Party pad. Wake up and get excited to start your day by way of a vibrant color. This closet, part of a whole-house renovation, features vivacious purple cabinets from Kingdom Woodworks.

Washing-dressing room. Can you think of a better time saver when it comes to laundry than creating a closet around the laundry room? Or is it vice versa?

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