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A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

A walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover. Author: Donna Griffith

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A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Style at Home design editor Stacy Begg gives a once dull walk-in closet a glamorous update.


What good is a fabulous wardrobe if you don't have somewhere fabulous to store it? This question plagued a Toronto woman, whose dark, dysfunctional walk-in closet didn’t jibe with her stylish attire. Though spacious, the frumpy pinstripe-wallpapered room was outfitted with only a few precarious rods, a single overhead shelf and some hooks, while an adjacent staircase created an awkward slanted nook at one end. To boot, the homeowner was not eager to part with her fashion funds.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Style at Home design editor Stacy Begg came on board to polish this diamond in the rough. Having stripped the room bare and freshened up the walls with warm white paint, Stacy got down to organizing. “A one-size-fits-all closet system wasn’t going to work in this nook,” she says. That’s why the designer chose IKEA’s versatile and budget-friendly Algot storage series. Stacy finished the scene with a handful of accessories, including an overdyed vintage rug, a framed print and a cool clock. “It’s easy to lose track of time in a space like this,” says Stacy. We can’t think of a better reason to arrive fashionably late!

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A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Walk-in closet before

Though spacious, the frumpy pinstripe-wallpapered walk-in closet was outfitted with only a few precarious rods, a single overhead shelf and some hooks, while an adjacent staircase created an awkward slanted nook at one end.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Walk-in closet after

Style at Home design editor Stacy Begg softened the dressing room’s hardwood floor with an overdyed vintage rug. She layered it with a small sheepskin to ensure comfort underfoot (and under paw – the homeowner’s Siamese cat approves).

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Pretty and functional accessories

Pretty yet functional accessories, including acrylic bracelet holders, a mirrored jewellery box and a plastic makeup sorter, transform the top of a simple dresser into a primping station.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

A sleek dresser

Stacy added a sleek dresser, which stashes socks and skivvies and also serves as a primping station. The inexpensive mirror hung above it completes the ersatz vanity, its chinoiserie-style frame enhancing the asian feel of the accent wallpaper.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Simple storage

Wire mesh pullout baskets keep bed sheets tidy yet visible. “Even if your home has a dedicated linen closet, it makes sense to store bedding in the room in which it’s used,” says Stacy.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Organizing garments

Each of this fashion lover’s glamorous garments has a place of its own thanks to IKEA’s super-affordable Algot system, which fits the awkward room like a glove. Everything from blouses and blazers to skirts and slacks is right at eye level on rods, while foldables (such as ts and PJs) are stowed in pullout baskets below and off-season items are stashed in neatly stacked boxes overhead.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

A fashionista's walk-in closet gets a much-needed makeover

Stylish accessories

Stacy finished the scene with a handful of accessories, including an overdyed vintage rug, a framed print and a cool clock.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Donna Griffith

 

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