This project was new construction and the master closet was essentially a blank slate. The space is accessed by walking through the master bathroom and it needed to store bath linens as well as the client’s clothing. The owners wanted plenty of functional storage, along with a relaxing dressing room area with space for seating. They also really hoped the closet would end up being just as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. The challenges were the angled ceilings as well as different wall heights throughout the space. Although they wanted a lot of space left open so that it could be furnished with comfortable seating, they also desired a central island so they could fold clothes and store their laundry basket. They asked for a mixture of shelves, hanging, drawers, a place to sit, and some closed storage with doors. This closet needed to be a place in which you’d like to remain for hours at a time.
The entire closet is floor-based units. The clients wanted a complete look with this. This was a very large walk-in with plenty of space for storage. We decided to end the units on the angled wall at the point where the slope starts so that top shelf could be used for either storage or display. The clients have many personal treasures that they would like to be able to display in this space. To make the design flow better, we turned the challenges of the space into assets by incorporating the many angles and windows as design enhancements rather than obstacles needing a work around. The back window is a perfect example of that. The window was used as the anchor of that wall design, with hanging sections in a step pattern to utilize the wall space without comprising the aesthetics.