We are so excited to share our finished master closet reveal with you guys! After our seven month renovation, it feels so good to see this place come to life, specifically the master closet. The master closet build out was what really snowballed this whole renovation.
When we first moved in to our 1930 Tudor, we fell in love with the charm, but as time went on, we realized the two small coat closets in our master bedroom just weren’t going to cut it. It was comical that we thought we could fit everything in there. The house did have other options for storage: the attic, our storage unit, and we utilized bins and storage containers for off-season clothing quite a bit, but having everything in several different locations just became confusing and messy. We teamed up with The Container Store to organize the new space, but before we dive in. Let’s check out a before, shall we?
Those were our two messy closets, along with a rolling rack in our home office that just became a dumping ground as time went on.
Do you guys remember this post, when the build out just started? Here’s a photo showing the framing. I remember at this point, we thought we were so close – ha!
We designed the whole closet with the Elfa system from the Container Store. We were really excited to team up with them on this project because the Elfa system is completely customizable. The closet shelves, and clothing rods can all be adjusted, so if you ever want to change anything, or find yourself needing more room for folded items vs hanging, it’s easy. We met with one of their local closet designers at one of their stores here in Scottsdale and had so much fun dreaming up the space together. The Container Store offers professional installation (which we loved!) and free design services so it makes designing a custom space really easy. If you’re thinking about re-doing a closet in your home, Elfa is currently on sale (30% off!!) now through February 26th!
We divided the closet into his and hers sides to keep things tidy, here’s a look at my section first. When you first walk into the closet, we put a wall of shoe shelves on the right side. I love the angled metal shelves to optimize on space, while still being able to see everything right away. I can’t believe how much we were able to fit in the space.
Jeans and shorts were organized by cut and fit and put into separate piles on shelves. Above, I color coded all of my sweaters and organized purses as well for easy access.
Here’s a peek at the tongue and groove ceiling. I’m so happy we decided to add a bit of texture to the closet like this. We continued it in our bedroom as well. We were a little concerned about the exposed air duct at first, but now that it’s painted white we don’t even notice it.
My hanging clothing was organized by short and long coats/jackets, as well as short and long dresses and skirts. The main wall in front of you when you first walk in houses all of my blouses and Rob’s button-down shirts. Everything is sorted by sleeve length and color, which may seem a bit over the top, but it makes keeping the closet tidy so much easier. Below are Rob’s blazers and suits, and my pants and shorter skirts.
I think one of our favorite parts has to be the built in dresser. We store work out clothes, pajamas, and t-shirts in the bigger drawers, with the top drawers dedicated to jewelry, sunglasses, belts, etc. The Elfa jewelry system made it really simple for Rob and I to keep watches and small jewelry items organized. We used to keep all of our sunglasses in their cases and jewelry in random pouches and boxes, which made it hard to find things. I love having everything in one place and seeing it all neat and tidy.
We switched out the drawer pulls for some brass knobs from CB2. A small change, but an easy one that dressed up the space.
Let’s just take a minute for this pretty ottoman and sheepskin throw from Article. We opted out of an island in the middle of the master closet for this beauty. We knew we had enough storage space, especially with the drawers, so a place to put our shoes on, fold laundry, etc was more what we were looking for. We love the tufted design and brass legs. The chandelier is by Mitzi from Home Depot. Once we saw the globe lighting with the fun flower detail, we knew it would be perfect for the space.
Continuing to the left we dive more into Rob’s side of the closet. The top shelf is dedicate to totes, camera bags and backpacks. We also stacked the Clear Lookers Boxes and hat boxes from The Container Store to organize beanies, bathing suits, and more off-season items like scarves and a few of my shawls. To the right are over shirts and then underneath are coats and jackets.
Little add ons, like the gliding tie rack and valet rods have made storing items and planning/displaying outfits so nice. As someone who took their outfit out before school each night (even if it was just a uniform ;), little details like this get me.
You can also spot more hat boxes in the photo above; the small one is perfect for scarves and bandanas, berets in the medium one and I put bathing suits in the larger one.
Adding laundry in our master closet was a big deal to us. We’re going to dive more into this in a later post this week, but we are super happy with how it turned out. We utilized the hamper system from Elfa right next to the washer and dryer, along with some of their wicker baskets to keep laundry detergent and dryer sheets all together.
The completed master closet measures 12x13ft which was just about the size of our old bedroom. Kind of crazy! If anything doesn’t fit in here, that’s how we know it’s time to purge and clean things out. In addition to laundry, the closet is also home to a lot of our cleaning materials, ironing board and small vacuum. We even hid our modem and charges in here too.
And that’s a wrap! It’s been so fun seeing this space come to life, starting with just the conversation about adding a master closet to seeing the plans drawn up, designing it with The Container Store team, and then moving back in and organizing it all! It’s been wild, but we couldn’t be happier with the results and all the added storage, especially with the new baby coming in the summer!
What do you guys think? Any questions on the set up? How do you all stay organized?
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*Thank you so much to The Container Store and Article for partnering on this project. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.