California Closets

Before & After: Serenity for Parents of Twin Toddlers

When design consultant Karen Petraschuk met Sherri, she realized that the busy mother of twins needed a custom master bedroom closet to move from stress and frustration to peace and serenity.

Check out this before and after story that has helped Sherri and her family get organized!

Julia loves her new California Closets!

A Closet Worth Waiting For

It takes a very special kid to forgo presents on Christmas morning! Adults know that the holiday season is about more than giving gifts, but kids usually can't resist the excitement of brand new toys, games or clothes.

13-year-old Julia Hong had a different idea in mind for Christmas last year. She was determined to redesign her bedroom into a "big girl's room". And she knew exactly what she needed: California Closets.

California Closets Eco Resin Inserts

Creating a Healthy, Happy Home: 6 Essential Green Tips

Your home is your haven – a space to keep you healthy and happy. So it makes sense to incorporate green measures in your space: it's good for you and good for the planet!

Here are some tips to get you started, from cleaning and energy efficiency to design and decluttering.

Garage Makeover Before

Before & After: Solving the Garage Clutter Problem

Debbie and Fred had California Closets installed in their master bedroom of their new house and quickly realized that there was another room in desperate need of organization: the garage.

It was becoming a clutter magnet, with disorganized piles of tools, sports equipment and more. Design consultant LiShelle Putnam quickly helped them identify their problem areas and come up with custom solutions. The results were fantastic. See for yourself!

Pantone color of the year Tangerine Tango

Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Right in the midst of the holiday season, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango.

This vibrant color is bold and bright - not for the weak of heart or bashful decorator!

But there's really nothing to fear about eye-catching, dramatic colors. The trick is figuring out what works for your style and your home.

Year in Review: Our Top 7 Posts of 2011

It's been a full year for us at the California Closets blog, posting lots of articles with organizing tips and home design inspiration. We're looking forward to a fantastic 2012, sharing before and after stories of custom closet transformations, offering more home organizing tips, and featuring design and fashion trends.

Here were our readers' favorite posts of 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!

2012 calendar

How to Stay Organized in 2012

With the new year, you've no doubt starting setting intentions or making resolutions for 2012.

Are you thinking about how to get more organized? Do you want to spend more time with family and friends and less time dealing with stressful clutter? Do you finally want that dream closet, organized perfectly to fit your needs?

We've pulled together the best of our 2011 organizing tips and advice to get you started with a fresh slate this year.

Our Favorite Picks for Your New Year's Celebration

New Year's Eve is almost here and it's time to celebrate! We've gathered our favorite inspiring images of fashion, food and decor for your New Year's Eve celebration.

Check out our New Year's Eve Celebrating pinboard on Pinterest to see the collection and have a happy new year!

Christmas ornaments

How-to Tips for Post-Holiday Organizing

The holidays are finished and gift-giving is over. Now, what are you going to with all of your decorations and gift wrapping materials?

With our tips, you can get everything squared away in an organized fashion - and with next year in mind so there's no frantic searching come December 2012.

Our Favorite Holiday Decor Images on Pinterest

The holiday season always brightens up decor with new ideas for entrways, table settings, tree decorations and more!

We've "pinned" some of our favorite online images to our Winter Holiday Decor board on the social site Pinterest. Check out the inspiring images!

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