Ty Murray custom California Closets display shelving

Celebrity Closets: A Rodeo Champion's Closet

We've already shown the soft, romantic look of our celebrity client's custom walk-in closet. But there are two more closets to share!

Not to be left out, her husband got his own custom California Closets and the nursery was prepped in time for the arrival of their first child! Let's start with his closet.

Jewel's California Closets Panoramic View

Celebrity Closets: A Singer's Closet

With their first child on the way, a four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter and her rodeo champion husband were ready to organize their home with custom California Closets.

We designed three custom closets for the family that match their personalities and their practical needs too. Take a lookt!

7 Tips for Creating a Romantic Bedroom

It's that time of year again! Valentine's Day: the day to celebrate love and romance.

This year, give your bedroom a romantic makeover! Just follow these seven easy tips for creating a romantic atmosphere that you and your partner will love.

Tara Hatazawa

Pardon Me, But There’s a Bed in My Shoe Cabinet

I had to laugh recently as I was showing a client around our showroom.

We stopped in front of a display that had been left in the “closed” position. She looked over at the unit and exclaimed, “Oh! Is that one of those wonderful shoe cabinets?”

White Finish & Contemporary Look

How to Turn Your Drab Media Center into a Stylish Display

Do you have a lot of entertainment equipment that needs to be concealed? That doesn’t mean you have to settle for a boring design. The style and finishes you choose can turn a drab media center into a stylish display.

Check out Ashley's tips for personalizing your media center with your unique style and get inspiration from our photo gallery of media center designs.

From Boring Bedroom to Beautiful Boudoir

Is your closet too small to share with your other half? Are your shoes all over the floor and there is just not enough room to get dressed in the morning?

Why not convert that unused bedroom you've been neglecting into a beautiful "boudoir"? Design consultant Sue Knox describes her recent work helping a client create a pretty, feminine space with a functional design. Is this your dream closet too?

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.

Are You Ready to Get Organized in 2012?

 It's a new year and a new chance to get your home organized to reduce stress and create a harmonious environment for you and your family.

If you're ready to get started, we've got the tips and inspiration to move you forward. Check out the California Closets blog for expert advice on decluttering and reorganizing:

Happy new year!

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!

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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!

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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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Your 10-Step To-Do List for Hosting Holiday Guests

Expert design consultant Jessica Bakken is an amazing hostess - super organized and incredibly attuned to her guests' needs.

She shares her secrets with you in her holiday to-do list. Follow these steps and you'll be amazed at how organized and welcoming your home will feel to your guests! (And you'll get through the holidays with a lot less stress.)

Creating a Multi-Use Room for the Holidays

Ginny Snook Scott, our California Closets chief design officer, shows you how to create a multi-use space out of one room in three easy steps.

Watch the video to see how one room can accommodate extra storage, a home office and a wall bed for guests!

Free Download: Holiday Shopping Made Simple!

While it's a joy to give and receive at the holidays, shopping for gifts can wreak havoc on your finances if you're not careful.

This year, you can shop with confidence and avoid the dreaded credit card bills from overspending come January by using this helpful worksheet created by organizing expert Stephanie Scharr Bonini!

Ginny's Top 3 Tips for Gift Wrapping Organization

If you're not careful, your gift wrapping efforts can turn a clean and orderly living room into an obstacle course of ribbons, bows, scissors, tape and paper.

Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott has three simple tips for keeping your gift wrapping materials in order - so you can stay organized and easily access everything whenever you need to wrap.

California Closets Custom Reach-In Closet

The 5 Reasons Your Closet Isn't Working for You

Expert design consultant Leticia Pfeiffer spells out the five reasons your closet isn't working for you - and how to fix it so that your wardrobe is organized, accessible and well cared for. Try out her expert tips!

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Congratulations to our Video Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Pam Oeffler, the winner of our Need Want Love Video Contest! She will receive a $1,000 gift certificate for her next California Closets system.

Her video entry shows off her custom craft storage area, with unique shelving, cabinetry and a center island perfectly suited to her needs. Take a look!

Jeane Perantoni

Holiday Organizing: 5 Tips for Cozy, Cared-for Winter Gear

You're getting busier and busier every day - you don't need the added stress of running around your house looking for your missing glove!

Follow Jeane's expert organizing advice and you'll have your winter gear prepped and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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The Hostess with the Mostest: My Top Four Tips for Holiday Guests

'Tis the season for holiday guests!

It can be a lot of work to host loved ones during the holidays, so check out Stephanie's fantastic tips for how to get organized for a fun, stress-free visit.

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