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A Girly Getaway for the Lady of the House: Lisa’s Story

client: Lisa Pennington

location: Seattle, WA

design consultant: Nicole Garvey

A Girly Getaway for the Lady of the House: Lisa’s Story

What She Wanted

Lisa Pennington, a real estate broker and mother of two, was struggling to make do with the master closet she and her husband shared, when he had an idea: why not convert the adjoining spare bedroom into a custom closet for Lisa? Not only was Lisa immediately on board, she knew exactly what she wanted.

With three boys in the house, Lisa envisioned a space that was just as organized as it was extravagant—a two-toned “girly oasis” in pink and gold she could call her own.

I like to do things right, and just once. Other friends had [worked with] California Closets, so I was familiar with the company, and I knew [my closet] was going to be top-notch.

Lisa Pennington
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Lisa Pennington Client Story - California Closets Seattle, 2018

How we did it

Lisa looked to California Closets Seattle design consultant Nicole Garvey to help refine her vision—and bring it to life.

Together, the pair worked to outfit the space with storage solutions both smart and stylish, like a display case for Lisa’s handbags, a window seat with custom cushions to contain shoes, and a full-length mirror that houses her perfumes.

Nicole and I did everything together. Spending that much time with someone doing something you love—it makes you closer. I’m just so happy she was the designer I chose. She listened to what I had to say, and I loved her honesty.

Lisa Pennington

It's just a nice space to get away. The boys knock on the door because they know it’s mommy’s space. I find myself in there a lot—playing on my phone, reading a book. I think any woman would walk into my home and buy it for the closet alone.

Lisa Pennington

Final Result

Once a disorganized catch-all, Lisa’s new custom closet is now invariably the cleanest—and prettiest—room in the house. There, every item has a home, with Lisa’s best-loved belongings front and center.

And yet, there’s more to Lisa’s closet than order and ease.

Before, it was just all of my stuff thrown on a bed. Now, you open a pair of French doors, and you just see this masterpiece. It’s so over the top, but it’s absolutely perfect.

Lisa Pennington

Design Details


Classic White

Lago® Milano Grey

Hardware & Accessories:

Gold fluted poles and decorative hardware

Microsuede jewelry dividers

Pull-out valet rod

Pull-out pant racks


5-pc Modern Miter door and drawer fronts

LED ribbon and puck lighting

Mirrored vanity with glass shelf

Decorative fascia

Box-in-a-box detail

*Note: product availability may vary by location

Meet the team

Nicole Garvey, Design Consultant California Closets Seattle 2017 Nicole Garvey Design Consultant

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