Martha Stewart x California Closets Is the Dreamy Collab I Didn’t Know I Needed
But I'd need to spend about three month's rent to get it.
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AntoniaJames February 20, 2020
In each of the three houses I've owned, I've had a walk-in closet - each the size of an average NYC apartment bedroom. The last two have had beautiful, functional built-ins, of the best cabinetmaker quality. May I respectfully suggest that such closets are overrated? My dream closet is no closet at all - just a pretty armoire large enough for the seasonal clothes I reach for all the time. I couldn't pull that off given the current situation (the bedroom is huge, too, but with a walk-in closet large enough for 4 people's 4 seasons of wardrobe, my dear husband vetoed putting an admittedly redundant in the bedroom, too), so I came up with a fun hack. I realized that I could configure some of the space to make the right-sized armoire, (removed shelves and installed rod for hanging in upper cabinet with doors, which sits over three drawers) within that closet! Apart from that dedicated space, a good half of the shelves and cubbies for shoes are empty, and I'm fine with that. Big closets usually ==> too much stuff. Being able to put my entire seasonal wardrobe (other than winter coats, boots, and cold weather accessories) in one suitcase gives me more pleasure than any Martha Stewart California Closet ever could. ;o)
mdelgatty April 28, 2020
Last summer I finally acknowledged it made no sense to sleep in the hottest room of the house and have a room air conditioner going 24-7. So I moved my bed to a shaded room on the other side of the house. It's about half the size of my previous bedroom, and I was anxious about feeling claustrophobic, so I decided I would move only the items I really need in my sleeping area. That turned out to include the clothes I wear all the time, which it turned out more than fit in the small closet in my new bedroom. I haven't gone into my still full old closet in months; it's incredibly freeing to not have to deal with a largish closet full of clothes to make decisions about. Now I just have to find them good new homes... (Bonus: I didn't even move my room air conditioner into my new bedroom - because I didn't need it there even once all summer...)
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