Before & After: IKEA to the Rescue for a Sloped-Ceiling Closet

published Apr 23, 2014
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Brit realizes she’s lucky to have decent-sized closets in her 1924 Seattle home, but the walk-in closet in the master still felt tiny and cramped because of the very sloped ceiling. She really wanted to retain the old house charm but to bring the organization into this century.

(Image credit: Brit Pierce)

Wow, that is one stunning space. Here’s how it all came together.

From Brit:

We decided to use two layers of storage – one for off-season clothes in the deepest part of the eaves and the other for in-season clothes hanging in front. We hacked some Ikea Besta bookcases to create all of our built-in storage. We also added shiny white beadboard on the wall, ceiling, and slope to unify the space and to keep with the time period. To make the closet even brighter, we painted the original wood floors white and added a multi-colored kilim rug. To give the room more depth and drama, we updated the window trim and painted it shiny black. Now the space is much more functional while retaining much of the 1920s character.

See more at House Updated.

Thank you Brit!