The day has finally come where I reveal my new closet! I know you guys are probably getting tired of hearing about it, but I can’t help it. I am so in love. I will start by saying that I highly recommend Closet America. They were so great to work with from the designer to customer service to the installers. It was a great experience, and I would totally use them again. The finished product came together last week, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It looks exactly the way I had envisioned it in my head. It is going to make organizing all of my things so easy. We went with white for a couple of reasons. One is that I like the nice clean look of the white, and the second reason is because it was the least expensive. The natural light from the windows in the room in conjunction with the white, really brightens the space.
As you walk into the room, you see the island and shoe rack right away. I am so obsessed with the island. There are 4 drawers on each side of it, and I am not 100% sure what I will put in all of them yet. I am thinking it will probably hold jeans, leggings, and t-shirts. The top drawer on one side has double layer jewelry trays. It is one of my favorite things in the room. All of the drawers have the slow automatic close when you push them slightly, which is really nice. Then the giant shoe rack is right behind the island between the two windows. I am super excited about it. My shoes are going to look so good displayed on it.
The wall to the immediate left (same wall as doorway) when you walk into the room is currently blank. It will be the location of my antique vanity with a mirror. It fits perfectly into that space. The left side of the closet contains shelving and clothes racks for various lengths of clothes. The shelves are adjustable so I can make them larger or smaller depending on what I decided to put there. Again, I am not certain how I will organize everything until I get it all in there and see how it flows. I may remove one of the bottom shelves and use that space for my tall boots.
The wall to the immediate right when you walk in (same wall as doorway) has a tall tower of shelves. This is where I plan to put my purses and bags for display. There is also a pull out valet rod for hanging clothes for when I am pulling outfits to photograph or to prepare for then next day or even when I am packing.
The right side of the closet contains more hanging space with a few shelves. This is where the bulk of my clothes will be hanging. As you can see the racks are various lengths to accommodate dresses and things that are longer and things that are shorter in length.
The whole system is very clean, neat, and modern looking. I really love that there is still plenty of space even with the island. I was worried that it would take up a lot of space and it would feel cramped, but it doesn’t feel that way at all. Of course there are a few things that we still need to do to the space for it to be complete. At the top of the list is to put blinds on the windows so that I don’t give everyone in the neighborhood a good morning show every day! The second thing is to install some kind of chandelier because there is no overhead lighting in the space. There is great light in there during the day from the windows, but I definitely need some lighting for the evenings or early mornings. The one other thing that I want is a large, full-length mirror. Obviously, it is not going to be in there because there is no place to put it, but I need a full-length mirror somewhere. Overall, I am very happy with how well it turned out and I can’t wait to get all of my clothes and accessories in there to see how it all comes together. It really is an organizational freak’s dream come true! LOL! I absolutely love it!
Anchored and Organized,