We are gearing up to tackle our new master closet and the excitement level is at 100. One of the last projects we did at our last house was our closet, and even though it was not much larger than our current closet, it was larger and it was organized and it was a joy to be in–so I guess you could say, we got a taste of the good life.
When we bought this house we planned on just working with the existing closet. Although smaller than our previous one, we knew with a fresh system in place we could maximize it. Then! When we put a ceiling on the music room and created this bonus space upstairs, a few followers on Instagram mentioned–why not make it your closet?!
SO WE’RE MAKING IT OUR CLOSET! It has a wonderful large window in it, as well, that shines so much EXTRA natural light into our bedroom once we opened the wall up. This room is 12×16 at it’s farthest point–a full blown ROOM, so we’re excited to bring in some design elements that make it feel more dressing room-esque with all the function and storage of a closet. You can watch a little tour of it, with some preliminary ideas here.
Before we start designing, I combed through SO much closet inspiration and narrowed my inspiration down to these top nine for a variety of reasons!
1. This one (Source) stuck with me first for the tone on tone trim in the reflection of the arched mirror. The warmed tones and mirrored light. It’s not a picture of a closet, it’s a vignette of a vibe. It also made me start thinking about where I am going to want to do my makeup–in the bathroom or closet? Because a vintage vanity in the closet would add so much!
2. This closet (Source) has brought my jaw to the floor since I first saw it. I’m not sure if we want an island (like, is there even room?!) or just an ottoman but this one definitely makes a case for a modest sized island if it means I can have greenery IN MY CLOSET. I also love the practicality of the open system–and the warm wood tone!–but I think I would like doors on, at least, part of it.
3. Although I’m not a huge fan of cherry wood, this closet alone could covert me. (Source) The partially open, partially closed storage and the built in desk/vanity are getting a big yes from me!
4. Erin BROUGHT the inspiration when she customized her Ikea closet. (Source) My big takeaway–wallpaper the ceiling. Wallpaper the ceiling NOW. Also, you don’t have to have a huge closet to make it feel like a special dressing room.
5. I don’t have a lot of fancy shoes. Like, I don’t have any fancy shoes. So I loved this inspiration (Source) for practical shoe storage that doesn’t scream “LOOK AT ME!” I also noted the sconces around the room!
6. This photo drove home the idea of incorporating something old in the closet.(Source) A vintage piece of furniture, whether a dresser or vanity or desk or armoire, worked into a closet system feels and looks so good, right?!
7. When we painted our baseboards in our bedroom (see that here), we specifically chose a color that we could carry into the closet. The plan is for the trim and walls to all be the same grayish-blue. This inspiration photo (Source) made me start thinking about a rolling ladder to make sure we can reach the storage at the top of the 9′ ceilings and, hey, what about a vintage island? *heart eyes*
8. I have actually shared this exact inspiration photo (Source) years ago. It has always stuck with me. It’s the color, the mix of open and closed storage. The glass knobs that feel fresh and the decor! I dig it all.
9. When I saw this inpiration photo (Source), I saw our closet. the upholstered seat under the window. The closed storage up high. The beautiful light fixture and wallpapered backs. Maybe an island after all. Maybe white after all….
So as you can see, we have a lot of kinks to work out and decisions to make before we are ready to start but this is our first quarter project so we hope to “break ground” VERY soon. Pinch me!
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