Living The Good Life: Using Design To Create Luxury

We need our homes to match how we feel inside. Coming home and enjoying the trimmings and trappings of a desirable lifestyle starts with design.

Walking into a closet that is cluttered and stacked to the rafters with things you don't need or use is no way to live.

Declutter and Design

The first thing you need to do is to get rid of everything that doesn't pertain to the life you want to lead. If it's old, tired, worn out or if it just doesn't match your vision, it's time for it to go. Sell it, consign it, donate it, or recycle it.

Make the tough decisions. Elegant living and clutter do not go together.

Once you've pared down your belongings, you can get to work to redesign your closet space with fashion and luxury in mind.

Here are some inspiring ideas for your closet design:

Vertical partitions break up your eye line and prevent you from seeing the big picture. Design with long, clean horizontal lines.

California Closets Organized Luxury Walk-In Closet

California Closets Virtuoso Collection

This will eliminate visual clutter and make your closet seem more spacious. You can stack your clothing in smaller piles to keep them from toppling over and creating eyesores. Leaving space between your stacks will serve to make them easier to peruse and make morning dressing a breeze. It looks infinitely better, too. This kind of organization also makes it easier to replace clothing when you're finished wearing it.

California Closets Virtuoso Elements Drawer Faces

California Closet custom doors and drawer fronts.

Certain colors feel more elegant to us than others. When we decorate with these colors, our brains register opulence and that's the feeling you want to convey. Dark colors like the Venetian Wenge finish shown in these images draw you in with their warmth and richness.

Bronze is another finish that evokes an positive emotional response. Our minds immediately associate smooth, bronze finishes with luxury. Accenting with bronze tones in door handles and faces is a simple way to enhance the look of a design.

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California Closets custom walk-in with Bronze Celsius inserts and puck lights.

Adding spot lighting such as puck lights to your storage design will make you feel like your clothes are being displayed in a boutique. It's a simple design choice that makes an exponential difference.

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With the right details in place, your closet design can create a feeling of luxury and comfort every day.


What do you think? Could these tips help you add a sense of luxury to your closet design? Let me know in the comments!

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Ginny Snook Scott California Closets

Ginny Snook Scott


Ginny Snook Scott is the chief design officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.


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