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More from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show: Black is The New Black

Although there were beautiful examples of color at the Architectural Digest Home Show, this season has a heavy emphasis on black.

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Featured Virtuoso Design: A Very "Zen" Boutique Closet

My client Tracy is a very fashionable woman who keeps busy between work, family, horseback riding, yoga and more.

But she had a problem: She and her husband were sharing a reach-in closet in the bedroom of their master suite.

I worked with Tracy to convert the dressing area outside the bathroom of their master suite into a contemporary walk-in closet!

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Design Q&A: Kim Lewis, Interior Designer

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.

For our last interview, meet Kim Lewis, former production designer for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and founder of Kim Lewis Designs.

Lewis has been published in People and InStyle magazines for her architectural and interior design work on the ranch of singer/songwriter, Jewel, and rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray, in Texas. (We worked with Kim on the celebrity couple's closets!)

Upgrading Your Home: Wall Beds For Modern Living

For a lot of people, their image of wall beds is woefully outdated. Wall beds are not comedy fodder like they were in the days of silent movies.

Clean lines, bold colors, modern styling. These are the hallmarks of wall beds today.

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Before & After: A Happy Home Office

Lois and her husband have their hands full with a 2-year-old son, busy careers and a frequent need to work from home.

As the national marketing director of California Closets, Lois knows a thing or two about organization and design - and she knew that their home office design was not working.

They were thrilled to finally turn their non-functional multi-purpose room into a productive and comfortable home office and guest room.

Q&A with Ginny: Color Trends

Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott is an expert in organizing your home with style and personality.

The terrific thing about color is that you can organize and decorate with the trends, while still leaving room to update and upgrade later!

We interviewed Ginny about the biggest color trends that are influencing our custom closet designs this fall.

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Design Q&A: Angela Elias, CasaSugar.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 Angela Elias, editor of the inspiring home design website CasaSugar.com.

She still can't believe that tackling DIY projects, trolling flea markets, and meeting some of the industry's top talent is part of her job. When she isn't indulging in design whims, Angela enjoys testing out new recipes and being outdoors.

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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!

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.

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.

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