The Latest Closet Update

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Like most New Yorkers, my husband and I feel like we never have enough space. Half of my wardrobe is vacuum-sealed under the bed. Our nightstand holds alarm clocks, phone charging docks, 7 types of foot creams and a dozen books. Our crammed coffee table doubles as nail polish and cosmetics storage. Every square inch of our 450-square-foot studio is crammed with stuff — but it doesn’t feel particularly efficient. So, we started renovations.

Two months ago, I revealed our first wave of closet installations. But that was just the start.

The before shot.
The before shot.

Over the long weekend, we tackled our next project — the “dressing room” space between the closet and the bathroom. The awkwardly sized nook has long been a black hole, with room for just an ancient dresser, gigantic vacuum and our clothes steamer.

When I gazed at the high ceilings, I realized it was a wasted opportunity.

This room now looks like a jewelry box.
This room now looks like a jewelry box.

We collaborated with our closet designers to create a custom unit that was sleek and clean. To make the white unit pop, we painted the wall a peacock blue. The color was inspired by the riads of Morocco, where neon yellow is perfectly acceptable for a bathroom.

After.
After.

The blue and white color combination also reminds me of Tiffany’s famous boxes — which is fitting, since the once-awkward space appears as orderly as a jewelry box.

That is, until you actually fill it back up.

Game-changing organization.
Game-changing organization.

It’s still not perfect — but we’re getting closer.

  • Andrea Billups

    it looks nice!

    • http://www.TheStylePragmatist.com/ Diana @ The Style Pragmatist

      Thank you! It’s SO MUCH BETTER than what we had before. We even have a little extra room — for now…