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His & Hers Nurseries for Nascar’s Angela Ruch

client: Angela Ruch

location: Charlotte, NC

design consultant: Claire Williams

His & Hers Nurseries for Nascar’s Angela Ruch
Claire Williams baby girl's nursery with white Dove finish and white crib

What She Wanted


Interior designer Summer Tubridy, of Onyx Interiors in Charlotte, North Carolina, had a fun project on her hands: design a sophisticated baby girl’s nursery for Nascar racer Angela Ruch. With a blank slate for a reach-in closet, she enlisted California Closets as a partner to tackle the storage. Several months later, Summer found out that Angela needed her expertise again—but this time around, it was to transform another room into a nursery for a baby boy. Again, Summer called California Closets to reimagine the second reach-in closet for round two.

Angela was open to thinking outside the box, which allowed Summer and I to have a lot of fun designing both spaces. These became two of my most favorite projects to date.

Claire Williams
Angela Ruch's baby boy's nursey with dark gray finish and gold accents

How we did it


California Closets design consultant Claire Williams partnered with Angela to dream up new solutions for both closets. The priority was to create unique spaces that worked well for infants and toddlers, but would easily transition as the children grew up. With this in mind, Claire designed both systems with a careful balance of shelving, hanging, drawer, and shoe storage. To create cohesion between Angela’s overall nursery design and the closets, Claire added gold hardware to both, a light linen finish to the girl’s reach-in, and a sleek mix of black and linen finishes for the boy’s. Chroma countertops on the custom drawer units—black in the girl’s and gold in the boy’s—add an element of sophisticated contrast to each.

final result


Adorable custom closets with big personality and ample storage. By mixing sophisticated design elements with effective, flexible organization, each closet sufficiently optimizes the two spaces. Plus, mirrors placed on opposite walls in both nurseries not only help to visually enlarge the rooms, but also capture the Charlotte skyline to pull their hometown city right inside.


Design Details

Finish:

Girl' Nursery:

Tesoro™ Linen

Boy’s Nursery:

Dakota™ Shadow Black

Tesoro™ Linen

Hardware & Accessories:

Girl’s Nursery:

Berenson hardware

Swagger handles in gold

Gold-fluted hanging poles

shoe fences

Boy’s Nursery:

Berenson hardware

Swagger handles in gold

Gold-fluted hanging poles

Accents:

Girl’s Nursery:

Square mitered drawer fronts

Flush-mounted mirror

Soft-close, undermount sliding drawers

Acrylic jewelry insert

Chroma countertop in black

Glass shelving

Boy’s Nursery:

Square mitered drawer fronts

Flush-mounted mirror

Soft-close, undermount sliding drawers

Chroma countertop in Sable

Puck lighting

Glass shelving

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