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A Whole-House Closet Makeover for Lifestyle Blogger Erica Coffman

client: Erica Coffman

location: Oakland, CA

design consultant: Paige Gordon

A Whole-House Closet Makeover for Lifestyle Blogger Erica Coffman
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What She Wanted

Honestly WTF co-founder and editor-in-chief Erica Coffman has a discerning eye for details. When she and her husband started renovating their Oakland, CA home, they realized that several of their closets needed complete re-conceptualizing to support their everyday needs. Collaborating with San Francisco California Closets design consultant, Paige Gordon, Erica set out to tackle her storage challenges.

Erica Coffman Designer Gallery Close Up Dark Brown Shoe Rack Shelving Erica Coffman Designer Gallery Close Up Dark Brown Children's Closet With Shelving Baskets and Closet Rods

How we did it

Working with a number of key closets in the home—including Erica's walk-in closet and her husband’s reach-in closet—Paige and Erica decided on high-end finishes and details like Oil-Rubbed Bronze accents and undermount soft-close drawers to create a custom look and feel. Tilted shoe shelves and hooks installed behind the closet doors helped to optimize each closet space even further.

“Each closet was thoughtfully considered.” With Erica’s vision in mind, we collaborated on the custom designs to marry her style with optimized storage and function”

final result

Once her custom closets were complete, Coffman relished the opportunity to organize her belongings in more efficient, streamlined spaces designed for her specific needs and lifestyle.

Design Details


Lago® Roman Walnut

Hardware & Accessories

Oil-rubbed Bronze hanging polies

Oil-Rubbed Bronze decorative hardware (walk-in)

Microsuede Jewelry Dividers (walk-in)

Slanted Shelves with Oil-rubbed Bronze shoe fences (walk-in)

Oil-rubbed Bronze cleat mount hooks (walk-in)

Oil-rubbed Bronze pull-out tie rack (reach in)


Solid wood dovetail drawer boxes with soft-close undermount runners (walk in)

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