Client Stories:

One Chicago Couple's Contemporary Walk-in Closet

client: Anonymous

location: Chicago, IL

design consultant: Debra Leb

One Chicago Couple's Contemporary Walk-in Closet

Local Client Story Debra Leb Close Up of Drawers with Glass Inserts

What They Wanted

After being away for many years, this husband and wife couple were looking forward to moving back to their hometown of Chicago. With lots of design ideas in mind, they decided to renovate their master bedroom closet. Having previously worked with California Closets in both New York and San Francisco, they were eager to have California Closets Chicago design consultant Debra Leb create a modern yet functional closet that would hold all of their belongings.


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Local Client Story Debra Leb Walk in Closet with Accent Lighting and Polished Metal Hardware

How we did it

At the top of this avid-traveling couple’s wish list: separate packing stations. For clothing, the couple wanted to keep the design simple and efficient with ample hanging space, shelving, and drawer storage. They also requested pull-down wardrobe lifts—similar to ones that were used in the closet of their New York home— for easy access to clothing hanging at the top of the closet. Additional custom details included beautiful lighting for the wife’s handbag collection and jewelry drawer. Debra even took advantage of an unused area under an electrical cabinet to perfectly accommodate several hampers.

final result

I am really proud of how well it all came together. It definitely showcases the high-end European finishes and accents California Closets has to offer.

Debra Leb

Debra's clients absolutely love their new closet. It's a beautiful, special space that all of their guests want to see when they come over.

Photo Credits:Lee Ross Photography

Design Details


Tesoro™ Pietra with Classic Cashmere accents

Hardware & Accessories:

Matte aluminum fluted hanging poles

Satin nickel and acrylic decorative hardware

Matte aluminum finger pulls

Pull-down wardrobe lift

Pull-out fabric hampers

Microsuede jewelry drawer inserts


Slab door and drawer fronts

Aluminum frame doors with clear and decorative Italian glass inserts

Glass countertop

Decorative top cap with LED puck lighting

LED ribbon lighting

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