A Remarkable Room Transformation for Martha Stewart
What She Wanted
Beauty can be found everywhere at Martha Stewart’s Bedford, New York home—from the exquisite grounds and gardens, to each elegant, well-appointed room, to every curated collection inspired by Martha’s many travels. Already an expert in organization, Martha had a specific vision for the guest room she dreamed of converting into a custom dressing room. She was tired of keeping her large wardrobe and collections of shoes, handbags, and jewelry in separate closets and wanted one master dressing room where she could store and appreciate it all. To execute exactly what she wanted, Martha called on California Closets to bring her vision to life.
The team at California Closets helped me design a plan that included a variety of custom features and a few personal touches—the layout also blended seamlessly with the rest of my home. I love how it all turned out.
How we did it
Chronicling her closet process in Martha Stewart Living, Martha wanted her design to reflect impeccable quality and function. Collaborating closely on every detail with California Closets Westchester design consultant Chris Reynolds, Martha made sure that her installed system could also be easily removed in case any future homeowners wanted to convert the space back into a bedroom. Chris incorporated Martha’s design ideas for the closet’s layout using proprietary CAD software to present 3D options in real time during their consultation.
Martha chose a velvety-grey Cashmere finish, which paired perfectly with her own antique brass hardware and existing hardware in the room. While soft natural light already warmed the space, Chris incorporated accent lighting throughout the design, which featured ample hanging space, a window seat bench with storage, a glass-paneled cabinet, and a stunning marble-topped island where Martha could store small accessories and jewelry. There are even small valet rods where Martha can hang fresh dry cleaning.
This was one of my absolute favorite projects! I loved how Martha incorporated details like ornate brass sconces, restoration glass, and the marble to complement the style of her home.
Color-coordinated and impeccably organized, Martha’s wardrobe, shoes, and accessories are now stored exactly how Martha needs them. The design optimizes the entire space, reflects Martha’s discerning style, and finally gives her the dressing room she envisioned.
Hardware & Accessories:
Brass knobs supplied by customer
Microsuede jewelry drawer dividers
Front to back wood drawer dividers
Pull-out valet rods
LED ribbon lighting
Slab drawer fronts
Shaker drawer fronts and doors with customer supplied glass
Stone counters supplied by customer
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