What's Happening in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Builder Association – A Great Partnership

We were proud and honored to host an event for our partners at the Dallas Home Builders Association in October.

Our showroom in Plano was buzzing one evening in October with 100+ Dallas Builder Organization members.The group had a wonderful time over dinner and drinks sharing stories, networking, developing profitable partnerships with each other, and some were fortunate enough to even win some great event prizes. It is such a skilled and wonderful group of people. We look forward to hosting more events in 2013.


California Closets teams up with People’s Magazine StyleWatch®

Last month, California Closets and People’s Magazine StyleWatch® partnered with Taubman Mall Properties to celebrate the key Spring and Fall Shopping Season with a custom celebrity stylist, ‘pop up office’ in 6 of its major market select properties. California Closets was pleased to be represented at The Shops at Willow Bend.

If you missed our StyleWatch® display, please drop by our showroom at 4441 Lovers Lane in Dallas and say ‘hello’. We look forward to seeing you.

Organize This! Makeover: Defeating the Toy Invasion!

Contest Winner: Jennifer Gilligan of Frisco, TX

Jennifer and her family won a closet makeover valued at $5,000. California Closets brought in design consultant Brent Irish and professional organizer Leticia Pfeiffer to transform their clutter and chaos into fun and relaxing spaces for the family.

The Gilligans’ story:

Like many parents, the Gilligans faced a typical problem: far too many toys and not nearly enough storage for it.
Their four-year-old daughter’s toys seemed to have minds of their own, scattering themselves all over the house the moment they were neatly stored away, once again invading every part of their living space.

The media room had turned into a disorganized playroom overrun by toys and even featuring a 4x3 foot train station. “Little Miss Sassypants”, as sweet as she was, appeared to be taking over the house!
Jennifer’s vision was to see everything neatly in its place and to know exactly where everything was – no more toys throughout their home.

The California Closets solution:

Brent, Leticia and Jennifer determined that the media room was where the biggest transformation could take place. With the right design, the Gilligans could have a room that was both a family entertainment center and a playroom. The new setup is a perfect combination of the two: a gorgeous entertainment center with shelves, drawers and cabinets for abundant storage plus custom-ordered rattan baskets for their daughter’s toys. One of the features was used in a surprising way: little Evie decided that the new seating area could also double as a stage for her to perform on! Now the Gilligans can relax together as a family and Evie has a place to play with her toys – and put them away.


“We were BLOWN away by what Brent designed for us!! Thanks a million - you totally have saved our lives with your design! LOVE IT.”

Check out our photos of the design process – including design renderings and before and after shots!