Client Stories:

A Total Room Makeover that Serves the Whole Family

client: Jenny Taylor

location: Raleigh, NC

design consultant: Ariel Chenworth

Bonus room with Murphy bed and custom storage created for Raleigh, North Carolina resident, Jenny Taylor created by California Closets

Custom cabinet and shelving detail in a Murphy bed storage solution designed by California Closets


For the Taylors, activity and versatility are a way of life. They enjoy a busy lifestyle surrounded by friends and family and want their home to support this. But living in an older house with inadequate storage was becoming frustrating and stressful.

Realizing she wasn’t able to use her spaces effectively, Jenny sought out custom storage that could support her family’s needs and bring efficiency to their lives—starting with a bonus room. Referred to as the “junk drawer” room, it had become a catch—all for clutter. The space craved flexible storage and a new purpose in the home.

I needed a space that worked with my family’s lifestyle, not against it.

Jenny Taylor
Murphy bed design opened with custom built in cabinets, drawers and LED lighting created by California Closets
Murphy bed storage cabinet design in matte grey wood grain finish by California Closets


Jenny reached out to Ariel Chenworth of California Closets Raleigh for her insight and design expertise. From the beginning, Ariel took time to listen to Jenny’s needs and vision for how the family would ultimately use the space—part overflow closet, part guest room, part home gym.

Ariel’s thoughtful final design features a floor—to—ceiling wall bed and wardrobe unit that effectively doubles the room’s storage while still allowing for overnight guests. On the opposite wall, built—in shelving keeps workout essentials on display and within reach.

It is a joy to be able to see the lasting positive impacts our designs can have on clients like Jenny and her family.

Ariel Chenworth

final result

Practical and designed to accommodate the family’s needs, the Taylors now make the most out of this former “junk drawer” room—from hosting guests to home workouts and crafting projects

Photo Credits:Able&Co.

Design Details


Luxe Matte Cinder

Wood Grain Siena countertops

Note: finishes vary by location, inquire with your local California Closets showroom for current finish availability


Elite Gold hardware

Additional Accessories: 

Puck lights in wall bed with dimmer switch

5-Piece Shaker fronts with solid & frosted glass inserts

Fascia top trim to ceiling

Bottom cap detail trim

Gooseneck reading light

Closet slatwall supplied by customer

Note: product availability may vary by location

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