A Place To Hang Your Hat

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CLOSET SCHEMATIC
A client has recently asked me to help spruce up a petite master closet.  We have settled on the idea of using dark cabinetry in the space with brass rods and simple dark shelving.  We hope it will have a bespoke effect.   For lighting we plan to add a small chandelier and possibly some picture lights mounted at the top of each cabinet.  For the flooring a bold pattern axminster or cut velvet carpet will provide warmth and comfort.  A full length inset mirror will also play an integral role in amplifying the space and of course provided the grand dame a place to see all her outfits.  Above and below are a sneek peak at one of the more conceptual sketches and preliminary elevations done for the closet.
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PRELIMINARY ELEVATION
More than any other room, your closet should be an extension of who you are and how you dress.  Don’t skimp on the details, as this is one space you will be confronted with day after day.  Depending on whether you are a slick fashionista or a natty gentleman about town, your closet should reflect that aesthetic quality.  Don’t be afraid to install photos, lamps, and memorabilia that help inspire your sense of dress.
For the project below we integrated the wardobes along both walls of the master bedroom optimizing space and maximizing clothes storage.  The closets have integrated lighting powered by a jamb switch which are great for those early mornings.
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Master Bedroom Wardobes
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Closets in the open position
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Rear of headboard wall
Integrated storage including cedar lined sweater cabinets and laundry bins
For the sake of my relationship my partner and I have seperate wardobes in our dressing room but we share the shoe and coat closet.  My wardobe (below)  allows for double stack hanging, a valet tray for belts and what nots, two lower drawers for casual wear and has an ingenious space saving pant hanger.  A seperate chest of drawers does double duty as an island.  Shoes are stored in the mirrored cabinet to the right.
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Built in cabinetry, banquette and cedar lined cabinets for sweaters. 
The windows are coated to prevent UV rays.
Small projects like this are a fun way to let your imagination run wild in the wonders of small details. Closet rods for example…you can have chrome, brass, iron, steel, whatever the design aesthetic calls for.  Nailheads, window coverings, wallpaper, wall upholstery, drawer liners, and on and on.  Given that most closets are small the expense is usually manageable.  So have fun and start doing some spring cleaning and create the closet of your dreams.
A few of my favorites from here and there:
Poliform
Alberto Pinto
Poliform
Collett & Zarzycki