What She Wanted

Melissa Maeker is no stranger to California Closets. In fact, the Texas native had enjoyed the company’s custom closet systems in both her Dallas and Austin homes. When Melissa moved to a new house in Lafayette, Louisiana, with her husband and young daughter, she already had California Closets top of mind for an awkward — and very visible — living room.

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Melissa Maeker Commercial Client Story California Closets Baton Rouge

How we did it

Melissa worked with California Closets Baton Rouge design consultant Naomi Carter to assess the empty wall. Together, the two landed on a strategically lit built-in wall unit to house the family’s books, television and artwork, skillfully transforming the formerly vacant space into a striking den.

Despite its large scale, installation required just one day with a team Melissa trusted — a seamless process she now associates with the brand.

Naomi was so thoughtful. The wall is a focal point in our house — she kept me energized, and she inspired me to think big. The built-in fills the entire wall on such a large scale that people will walk in the door and say, ‘Oh my goodness, who did that?

Final Result

Because the wall unit is visible soon after entering the home, the sophisticated new design solution has had a tremendous impact, offering both elegance and utility.

And that’s not the only new addition — Melissa also worked with California Closets on her master closet, a closet and dresser in her daughter’s bedroom, a linen closet, the laundry room, an office in a spare bedroom, as well as a media area in another spare bedroom!

I like to joke about how the front doorbell can ring, and in seconds, I can have everything put away. I genuinely believe that bringing California Closets into your home will make it more functional, not to mention beautiful.

Design Details


Lago® Bellissima White

Hardware & Accessories:

Brushed Nickel decorative hardware


Crown moulding

LED Puck accent lights

Glass shelves

5-piece drawer fronts

5-piece doors with Celsius glass inserts

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