Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Touch of Chic

Turning a Walk-in closet, from drab to fab, was a lot of fun, given the very small space, and the limitations of a rented apartment.

"Combining exquisite elegance with functionality is one of my favorite design games, since I have to make every part of my 900sqf apartment work for me and my family". Explains the designer.

In this particular project, roomy pieces of furniture in an ultra dark brown color were strategically placed in the space in order to allow easy movement, while avoiding the feeling of stuffiness in that very small closet.

In an effort to be eco friendly, an existing cabinet was recycled by painting matching ultra dark brown stripes and replacing the hardware, it was inexpensive and ended up being a very functional esthetically pleasing solution.

An elegant, wallpaper with a shimmering silver leaf picking up reflections of light, off the crystals on a delicate mini chandelier was placed as a backdrop to the two largest cabinets.
The wallpaper was used to a minimum, since it is not, allowed in rental places because of the damages it could cause to the drywall, while removing it.

The remaining walls were, painted in a neutral color enhancing the light feel in the dressing room.
Pink was, used as an accent color in oversized storage boxes, to tuck away all clutter, making the room and shelves look neat and roomy, adding a hint of femininity without going overboard.

Decorative items in shades of white, pink, black and silver were, used to pull the look of the room together.

This is how a previously dreaded and cluttered walk-in closet got a face-lift and now feels breezy and light with a little touch of chic.

1 comment:

  1. I love the lil' chandelier in the closet! I'm going to try it. Thank you Nelly!