Tag Archives: Closet
STEP 4: Research and Implementation
With the purging and sorting steps complete, it became crystal clear that the organizing materials being used in the closet were actually a part of the problem. The drawer unit that held my purses was clunky, too deep and it was difficult to see the purses as they were layered one on top of the other. The hanging shoe cubbies were helpful in theory, but in practice they were too small for many of my shoes (I wear a size 10-I’m tall!). Hsiang brought to my attention that while the upper shelf was the right size to hold the luggage, that having such big items stored up high gave the closet a claustrophobic-feel, and the illusion that they might fall down on my head at any moment. Finally, the floor space felt cramped and ill-used with all the boots (that didn’t fit in the shoe cubbies) piled on top of one another.
the Dream Closet Makeover by Liz Dahmen
As a professional organizer I take pride in the way my house is organized. It is a reflection of the principles that I use to help my clients. Does that mean it looks like a CB2 catalogue? No way! Just like everyone else, areas of my home range from being extremely organized to verging on the chaotic. And some spaces work fine, but aren’t realizing their potential.
awesome mystery closet drawing via wilkrause
A new mystery contributor has appeared!
As promised, the dream closet project is returning with a bang! Over the next few weeks we will introduce a new guest contributor and a whole slew of new projects and ideas, so huddle close and stay tuned!
The Dream Closet Project returns, and it’s time for some changes here!
After a long hiatus from the Dream Closet project we have a whole lot of ideas ready to go and are anxious to get rolling. We also have a new contributor who’s ready to jump on board to help us with some ideas so keep an eye out for our future posts. To get the show rolling, we decided to talk about one of our greatest frustration with most of the closets we see; lights! Or the lack there of.
Our most radical idea yet, An Electrical Outlet in your Closet!
Well it isn’t really, but an electrical outlet is surprisingly difficult to come by inside of a closet. The conventional wisdom seems to have left us all rifling through our belonging in the dark, something has to be done! Aren’t you glad that you found a bunch of closet designers whom had spend time obsessing about this very same problem and are just dying to tell you about it? There are lots of reasons to have an electrical outlets in your closets, want to keep the tangle wires of all your charging electronic gizmos out of sight? Plug them in inside the closet. How about adding some lights so we can finally find those missing socks?
How to get things done, inside your closet!
Have you seem our latest post on corporate interior design link? Since we have been thinking and talking about office design, we thought; hey, let’s talk about home offices that fit inside a closet! There are actually quite a few examples for closets that fit inside a closet, since home office are usually only needed occasionally and don’t take up much spaces. Fitting them inside closets seems to be the perfect solutions!
What’s old is new again, a retro closet to go with your retro wardrobe!
As a designer constantly on the lookout for ideas, some time you find your inspiration and some time the inspiration finds you! While visiting a friend we couldn’t help cute notice the cute retro flip clock he had on his desk, it was distinctly styled and refreshingly mechanical. Turns out that by chance he found a huge collection of flip clocks that someone tossed, and had pick them up and stash them in his closet.
Taking a bath inside your closet has never been easier or more stylish!!
We are not saying that you should, and we’re not even sure if it is a good idea. But, in case if you have been pining for the chance to take a bath inside your closet. There’s a now a complete (and pretty well designed) solution to help you achieve your dream! The Bath Cabinet BadKast by Anna Van der Lei, a recent graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. The inspiration for this project came from Anna’s dutch/finnish background and her childhood memories of the Finnish sauna rituals of bathing by a lake and surrounded by nature.
Ever hang a coat on back of a chair? Now you can do it in your closet also!
We are always on the lookout for things that we can easily add to our closet design that brings out lots of personality and character. Since we are working with a very limited amount of space, high light items that also serve a functional purpose is a huge plus. These ingenious hangers made out of used chair backs both bring a unique theme to your hanging area and serve a practical need. Although they are probably not the best for long term hanging of your delicate sweaters since they are sort of funky shaped but they would be great for areas of occasional use, like guest coat area.
Call in the National Guards! Its a Closet Disaster!
In this week’s episode; Hsiang and Guido talks about some of the worst closet disasters we found! Hide your kids!
Your closet doors no longer close and your shoes now scatter across the floor of your room. You can’t find anything you need when need it, and the search now require a shovel and construction cones. Whenever your friends visit, they thought that you were just robbed, or under some kind of police investigation. Well, what you have is a five alarm closet Disaster on your hand! We’re going to talk about some of worst examples of disasters we found and what you can do to avoid them!