Closets + Organized Spaces: Drawing Board

A Place For Everything

Closets + Organized Spaces: Drawing Board A South Riding, Virginia, couple shared a large master closet that was essentially an empty shell. Tired of trying to create a place for everything in the builder-grade space, they tapped Deb Cantrell to make their closet stylish, functional and organized.

Then Now
The only way to store clothes was on two single rods with an attached shelf. Shoes were lined up on the floor. An extensive closet system offers many options for hanging clothes, as well as shelves with easy access to store and display shoes.
There were no convenient surfaces for laying out personal items or storing jewelry or accessories. The husband had no place to hang his ties. A peninsula offers counter space; it includes drawers for jewelry and accessories. Pullout racks store the husband’s ties conveniently.
There was no place to sit down. A window seat enables the couple to put on shoes while seated.
The space was unappealing, with beige wall-to-wall carpet and dull lighting. The slanted ceiling felt low and oppressive. Hardwood floors and decorative lighting dress up the space. The antique-white cabinetry creates a lighter, airy look.


Closet Design: Deb Cantrell, Closets By Design, Manassas, Virginia. Photography: Suhail Mir.