Primary Closet Reveal! Our Functional and Beautiful Scandinavian Farmhouse DREAM Closet

It’s closet reveal day, and I say that with equal doses of pleasure and gratitude. I’m going to put in writing this put up with as a lot objectivity as attainable, nearly pretending it’s not mine as a result of y’all this closet is unbelievable. In fact I used to be a part of the design course of as a consumer, nevertheless it’s all because of the California Closets crew, led by professional designer Amy Bodi in Oregon (with an all-female workers, btw) who designed behind the scenes for weeks earlier than it was put in IN ONE DAY (virtually). It’s an actual embarrassment of riches, and I really like each single second I’m in right here.

The place Are We In The Home?

As you may see the closet is between our bed room and our lavatory, with a door between the closet and our bed room. It’s the right location for us as I like to wash at instances after Brian goes to mattress (after which dry my dumb hair as a result of I can’t sleep on it moist) and I usually rise up approach earlier than him and wish to gown with out waking him up. The purpose is – having the tub and closet along with a closable door to the bed room has proved helpful many many instances.

The Massive Reveal!!

It’s an actual dream y’all and I really feel just like the luckiest particular person on the planet that that is ours. Let’s discuss format first as a result of a closet is a utilitarian area and must operate for every day wants. We designed this with California Closets (the Oregon department) particularly for our every day clothes use which leans much more utilitarian lately. I nonetheless LOVE enjoyable style and at instances miss the necessity to check out issues, however I hardly ever go away the home in addition to yoga, children’ sports activities, and groceries (and LOVE it).

I’m on the left aspect and again, and Brian is on the proper (and the drawer column alongside the again). Sure, I exploit more room as a result of I’ve way more garments. The mixture of hanging rods, drawers, and cabinets is PERFECT for us.

A Mixture of Open And Closet Storage, Cabinets, and Drawers FTW

We needed a mixture of closed storage, rods, cabinets, and drawers to realize the right stability of ‘straightforward to entry’ and ‘good to take a look at’ (Thanks Amy for guiding us in the direction of extra open storage :)). We fold our denims (private desire) so placing them on cabinets behind the cupboard appeared cleaner and but simpler to entry than a bin inside a shelf (which I like for issues like spanks or swimsuits however not issues it is advisable to fold). Attire or lengthy coats/fits clearly get the full-length spot however something that appears messy every day will get hidden.

Storage Symmetry = Clear Look + Simpler For The Eye To Perceive

Canvas Laundry Rolling Hamper

As you may see we selected to be symmetrical (you don’t must) as a result of my eye likes when one thing is visually straightforward to grasp, particularly in a doubtlessly chaotic atmosphere. All our blouses are hung, sweaters and sweatshirts are folded on cabinets, with T-shirts and exercise gear within the drawers beneath the hanging rods. We additionally had the choice of extra hanging rods on the underside however selected area for hampers as an alternative (mine has a rod if I modify my thoughts). I purchased this tall Amish wooden hamper resulting from its excellent dimension, nevertheless it’s too heavy and deep to cope with so for Brian’s aspect I purchased the Rejuvenation rolling hamper with the canvas bag (which works higher in each approach actually).

Ceramic Pot | Leather-based Baskets | Wooden Bins

As you may think about I edited our wardrobes a bit for this skilled partnership shoot as a result of my intent is all the time a mixture of actual + aspirational, however Brian needs me to reassure you that he’s not a psychopath based mostly on his aspect of hanging garments. He walked in after I styled out his aspect and I feel was a bit butt damage that I didn’t embody his classic teal and gold Rams jacket…

Drawers In A Closet As a substitute Of A Dresser? Sure. Include that mess.

Right here’s my pitch for prioritizing a well-appointed closet over a dresser (or two) in an even bigger bed room (I’m at the moment fortunate sufficient to have each on this home). Ought to you’ve got the area and are contemplating or at the moment reworking, I’d go for a smaller bed room with no wall for a dresser with a view to get a big sufficient closet for drawers or a stand-alone dresser. I’m messy so that is crucial for preserving our bed room clear in order that I can sleep, nevertheless it additionally simply means all of the “clothes substances” are collectively. I’ve the identical emotions in regards to the kitchen/cooking areas: I’d quite have a prep pantry and a extra compact kitchen than an enormous kitchen with a small pantry. It’s all about containing the method and due to this fact mess – nevertheless it’s completely a private desire. I additionally simply wish to name out my glorious hair in that shot and the way it took me nearly 5 years to get better from the bleach and chop that a lot of you warned me to not get 🙂 I’ve actual, thick, non-extensioned hair once more!!!! (Because of a while and dietary supplements).

Our End Alternative: Gentle Pure Wooden

This cupboard entrance alternative was more durable than we thought it will be, not as a result of we have been uncertain of the wooden however as a result of we have been uncertain of the wooden tones collectively (together with our Zena flooring). So we nearly went white, however then I used to be reminded of Pleasure’s closet and simply needed the heat of wooden! Y’all I feel all of us have to obsess much less about mixing completely different wooden tones collectively. Fairly seems good with fairly, full cease (however California Closets has a LOT of choices together with grey tones, darkish wooden tones, and naturally white).

The Pull Out Steaming or Prep Rod

Basket Planter

This rod has been unusually useful. For various style partnerships, I’ll put all of the choices there and steam them out, preserving them multi function location as I put collectively outfits. It retracts again when not in use. It’s SO good.

The Brass {Hardware}

Drawer Pulls | Cupboard Knobs

In an try to not busy it up an excessive amount of we saved with gold on wooden (low-contrast) and opted for Rejuvenation’s new Ansel pulls and knobs. California Closets helps you to provide your individual {hardware} and you may even do a number of handles or knobs, however we needed massive, straightforward to seize, and easy.

Leather-based Rods And Brass Detailing

The main points of the finishes are so good – leather-based rods and brass fittings. We went with the taupe leather-based to once more, hold the distinction down and make it look extra seamless and quiet.

Sensible Shoe Drawers + Shoe Cabinets Up Prime

I used to be by no means an enormous displaying-my-shoes-person earlier than we moved again to Oregon, however now much more so. So we informed Amy we needed some easy-to-access however none that wanted to really feel like a shoe show or shoe showroom. These drawers pull out and may retailer 4-6 pairs every, after which up high, we have now extra cabinets that match some much less worn footwear.

The Drop Zone/Shelf

When our designer Amy prompt a drop zone shelf I didn’t predict how a lot I’d use it. It’s GREAT, largely for pulling issues out of my pockets earlier than throwing garments within the wash. Assume receipts, chapstick, doggy luggage, and so on. Plus it’s a enjoyable place to interrupt up all the garments with a candy styling second.

Marble Tray

The Jewellery Drawer

I solely put on jewellery for shoots or particular events as a result of I find yourself taking them off and dropping them :). This drawer is unbelievable and clearly permits for a spot for any and all rings, bracelets, necklaces, and so on.

I severely debated learn how to fashion the highest of those cupboards. Do I even put something up there? I wanted to play and experiment with what would work and make a tiny little bit of sense. Whereas Brian was out of city I went out to the prop closet and introduced inside a bunch of fairly issues that I assumed may work – paintings that hadn’t discovered a spot on a wall but, stacks of classic quilts that I really like, and naturally some vegetation. I used to be VERY reticent about placing vegetation on high as a result of that felt prefer it may lean too 80s however y’all, there’s a skylight RIGHT THERE. These vegetation may truly adore it (besides the fake one – are you able to guess which one?????). it now I LOVE the way it’s styled on high and it brings me happiness each time I stroll previous. Sure watering the vegetation is perhaps annoying sooner or later, however that monstera has been up there for a month (we shot this some time in the past) and I’ve watered it twice with a step stool and it was solely a ‘3’ on the annoying scale.

As you may see within the beneath photograph any and all belts and luggage are on hooks on the aspect of the cupboards. You’ve gotten choices so as to add far more (or add tie storage) however we don’t have loads of that so we didn’t.

The Mirror

We after all needed a mirror in right here (regardless that I now have an enormous one in our bed room) and we love that it’s tremendous easy and opens for extra shelving behind it.


The bench is a Katy Skelton unique that I’ve had for nearly 10 years – it really works so nicely in right here. The rug we purchased from Schoolhouse. It’s a 4’x6′ and we actually want a 5’x6′ or a 6’x6′ (which doesn’t exist). I might have gotten a 5’x8′ however it will appear like wall-to-wall carpet plus we have now an enormous air return that couldn’t be coated so it wanted to be 6′ extensive. However if you’re questioning why it’s a special orientation for various angles it’s as a result of we cheated it for every shot.

Let me be clear – a big closet like this isn’t important to a life nicely lived, nevertheless it’s definitely a ‘good to have’ and definitely provides loads of worth to our residence. I can enthusiastically state the apparent – having a well-thought-out and designed closet is fairly darn pretty. After we began designing the format of this home 2 (3?) years in the past we deliberate for a decent-sized major closet. Whether or not I supposed to or not, style (learn: me making an attempt on garments) has ended up being an enormous income generator for my firm so having a nice-looking closet in addition to good storage (and an excellent steaming/prep space) grew to become comparatively necessary.

Ought to we ever resolve to promote this home we knew first-hand the facility of a spacious closet (or lack thereof). After we first put our LA home in the marketplace – folks beloved the home, however many have been turned off sufficient by the shortage of closets. However that home was inbuilt 1920 and lives are completely different now (for higher or worse) so the expectation on a just lately transformed home is spacious closets. And spacious it’s.

An enormous because of California Closets for partnering with us on this closet. Amy Bodi, our designer, was so considerate and intensely detailed in her design. The method was extremely seamless from begin to end. Additionally, I need to shout out the installers who got here in like ninjas and put in all of it in someday (they got here again the subsequent day so as to add trim, and so on, nevertheless it was nearly totally useful after the primary day). Designing and putting in a closet like that is definitely a luxurious they usually nailed it on each single degree. We’re extraordinarily impressed with the standard, the providers, the operate, and the fashion – it’s actually unbelievable and we really feel just like the luckiest folks on this planet. xx

Extra Assets:
Flooring: Zena Forest Merchandise
Skylight: Velux
Wall Coloration: Sherwin Williams, “Further White”

*Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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