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How to Create a Stunning Media Center Design

With the advent of flat-screen technology and the ability to stream music and video from a wide variety of devices, well-designed media centers have evolved into necessities for 21st century homes.

A modern media or entertainment center should be the visual centerpiece of a room while performing the basic function of de-cluttering.

Design with those two principles in mind and you'll have a gorgeous media center that you'll love to use!

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Ginny Q&A: Closet Organization for Fall & Winter

What difference does a season make when it comes to your home organization? A lot.

Fall and winter means different weather - which means different activities, clothing and gear. And that can lead to clutter if you're not careful.

Luckily, Ginny's here to help.

Q&A with Ginny: European Design Trends

Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott travels throughout the U.S. and to the Milan Furniture Fair every year seeking out innovative and stylish design trends.

European trends in design continue to inspire her - and influence the products that California Closets offers to our clients.

We interviewed Ginny on the hottest European trends that are influencing our custom closet designs throughout North America.

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Unique Design: Wine & Coffee Bar

Good home design takes into account the way you live your life: what you do first thing in the morning, how you spend your days, and how you use your home when you're there.

If you get started with a cup of coffee in the morning and like to wind down with a glass of wine at night, a custom wine and coffee bar makes perfect sense.

We like to picture this wine and coffee bar (with drop-down TV) in or next to your walk-in closet.

5 Smart Ways to Store Your Shoes

Shoes, shoes, shoes! Do you have a shoe collection that you adore?

Every well-designed custom closet creates beautiful spaces for your treasured footwear.

And there are so many options for organizing and displaying your shoes! (No more stacked shoeboxes, ahem.) Here are five smart ways to store your shoes.

Design Q&A: Sheila Schmitz, Houzz.com

This month, we're featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

Today, meet Sheila Schmitz, the editor of the popular design site Houzz.com. She lives in San Jose, CA with her husband and cat, and dreams of someday having a very well-organized closet.

The 5 Essential Elements of a Boutique Closet

Custom closets aren't just functional storage systems, they're extensions of the style and personality of your home.

One of our most popular styles is the "boutique closet". This is a walk-in closet that makes you feel like you're entering your own personal boutique.

With a few simple touches and a smart design you can create your own boutique closet!

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Design Q&A: Erin Feher, California Home & Design

This month, we’re featuring a weekly series of interviews with influential design experts to find out what good design means to them and how they get inspired.

Today, meet Erin Feher, executive editor of California Home+Design and the author of the forthcoming book: Great Houses of San Francisco, 1875-1945. She lives in the Tenderloin with her husband and their many bicycles.

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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.

Create a sense of luxury in your closet design with these tips from our design expert Ginny Snook Scott.

4 Ways to Design with Lighting

I love how lighting can add personality to any design - with a burst of color or a soft glow. Plus, as personal tastes or design trends change, these decorative elements can easily be switched out or changed to match new looks.

We have a range of lighting options for our clients that vary from highly functional to definitely decorative. Here are a few of my favorite lighting design options.

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