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"Closet Eye Candy"

I love hanging out in my closet.  I know it's a little weird, but it's like my "safe" place.  It's where I go when a bad storm brews.  It's where I go when I really need to be alone with God.  It's even where I've been known to hang out on the phone on one of those long conversations that seem to linger on for hours.  Plus, I don't know about you, but I need a comfy space to mull over my wardrobe choices and an inspiring "happy" place to put together fabulous new combinations. 

Yep, I love the closet.  And while I had lots of space in my previous home's master closet......


My current one's are not so accommodating...


While I've yet to finish off either of them, eventually I'd like to spruce them both up.  I think there are a few keys to creating a hang out kind of closet.  Here they are:

  • Seating.  I've always wanted a walk-in with a round (preferably tufted) ottoman.  Something about that just sounds luxurious to me.  A bright chair also does the trick.  Bottom line, if you're going to hang-out, you're going to need a place to sit.
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  •  Organization.  If you're going to want to hang out, it can't look like a disaster area.  Clean out, declutter, take inventory and determine what system and storage needs are best for you.
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  • Drama.   A chandelier, graphic wallpaper, something needs to be a little dramatic.  A wow factor!

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  • Color.  The thought of wallpaper make you cringe?  Never fear, a bright color works just as well.  But this is no time to play it safe.  I mean it's a closet.  Let your hair down.  Bubble Gum Pink, Midnight Blue, Florida Orange; why not!
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  • Work what you've got.  You don't even need a walk-in to have a hang out worthy closet. 
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Just a little weekend closet eye candy.

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Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

These are great ideas. I love getting your posts. --a reader

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Dear reader,
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoy them.

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Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

I know Nadia, makes we want to get started on another project.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Ok! This is my first time leaving a comment, but I absolutely love your blog!! I couldn't resist today.... I've been looking for ideas for my closet forever!! Your sister, Chaundra laughed when I told her! (I'm Dr. Tamara in Gulfport). Maybe you can help me!!! I can't decide what kind of rug to add to a canary storage ottoman... I'm sure you know the popular color/ottoman that I have!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Tamara! I'd go with a chevron print (probably black and white). They're extremely popular right now and widely available. Check out these on Rugs USA http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/control/keywordsearch;jsessionid=A5BFEDBE1F35E3D6FD2508DE18FD24D2.ajp13-jvm5?SEARCH_STRING=ikat+chevron

Hope this helps!

KIM Q BURNETTE said... Reply To This Comment

Another great post! I love it. Can wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my own space. Thank you!!!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

You're very welcome Kim. Glad you found it valuable.

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Ahh !! Astonished and at the same time impressed ;) you have maintained everything in a perfect way !!! Well done!!

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