Monday, June 11, 2012
Topsy and Turvy have been kind enough to pose for some photos, as I show you what jewelry designer Stephanie Hamilton has done with her sons' bedroom closet. I've shown you this closet before, but some recent improvements — courtesy of a good handyman — have made the closet even better.
Instead of a closet door, Stephanie has used a curtain — which is much easier to shove aside than the old closet doors were. The curtain adds a lovely splash of color, too. That ladder goes up to what was once a storage area, but now serves as a reading nook.
And to make the most of the space, Stephanie has had shelves installed, leaving just one small area with a functional clothes rod. Most of the boys' clothing simply doesn't need to be hung up, and hanging clothes is more complicated than tossing them in a drawer or a basket. And the shelves can hold all sorts of other things, not just clothes.
I've done something similar with my guest bedroom closet — kept the clothes rod so I can offer a normal-looking closet to my infrequent house guests, but had shelves installed for storage that better suits my needs when guests aren't around. The shelves are adjustable, and it's easy to remove them (and the items stored on them) when I do have house guests.
Thanks to Stephanie for allowing me to take these photos and share them with you!