Project by: Jerrica Zaric Interior Design
Location: United States
It's every fashion lover's dream to have a large, functional closet to store their great collection of shoes, clothing, makeup and accessories. So, when my fashionista client moved to a new home with small closets (seriously small, only 15 inches deep!), she commissioned me to help transform her third bedroom into a dream dressing room.
The concept for this space was inspired by boutique retail shops. Through the use of a hanging closet bar, floating shelves, wall hooks and an open concept closet, the client can now go shopping for her clothes, bags and accessories. The result is a contemporary space that breathes new life into the client's existing clothing.
Instead of doing a traditional full-length mirror in the dressing area, I took 4 mirrors and stacked them to increase the sense of space in an otherwise small section of the room. The mirrors were less expensive than buying a large mirror that would fill the wall and makes a bold statement.
The IKEA MICKE desk allows the client to store her makeup in the desk drawer. To the side of the desk are a series of floating acrylic shelves. For my client, her impressive collection of Mary Kay makeup is more than just bottles, it's a piece of decor. I chose to display the client's Mary Kay collection on acrylic shelves to 1) give more storage than the small MICKE Ikea desk would allow and 2) to draw attention to the beautiful packaging. The creamy pinks and dramatic blacks of the bottles pop nicely off the pale blue wall and tie in with the framed advertisements on the top shelf (a piece that a family member drew back in her advertising days).
One thing I worked with the client on during this redesign was SIMPLIFICATION. I helped the client sort through her clothing to determine pieces she should keep or donate (based on when the last time she wore them — pieces not worn since college had to go!). I also encouraged her to display clothing on the hanging bar that are seasonal and then to store everything else until the appropriate time of year. This way, the closet will get a face lift every season when new clothing gets swapped in.
Lastly, I hand-painted a pair of heirloom curtains that were handed down to my client by her family. The client didn't want to throw them away, but couldn't see using the outdated sheer, flower-embroidered curtains in her dream closet. To bring these curtains back to the 21st century, I hand painted the embroidered flowers with black and silver metallic fabric paint. The result is a dramatic statement piece that hangs from ceiling to floor.
- Hanging closet bar
- Desk: MICKE Desk from IKEA
- Chair: VILMAR Chair from IKEA
- Rug: LAPPLJUNG RUTA from IKEA
- Circular mirror: RONGLAN Mirror from IKEA
- Stacked horizontal mirrors: WalMart
Thanks, Jerrica Zaric Interior Design!
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