Move over, master baths. Lavish closets are the new “it” retreats. Amy Ferrer, owner of the Roswell store Miko + Boone Home, created this space for some Brookhaven clients who wanted “a place to begin the day feeling relaxed but with a little glam.” The designer annexed a bedroom desk alcove to enlarge the closet, plotting separate his-and-hers spaces.
Reflect on it
An extra-deep cabinet hides bulky items; its mirrored doors make the room appear bigger. It’s also nice to see favorite clothing pieces reflected across the room.
Recessed lighting provides strategic illumination, but the crystal pendant from Currey & Company steals the show. Ferrer put all lighting on dimmers to provide ambience in the evening.
Lighter is brighter
Ferrer chose light-toned neutrals for the cabinetry and walls. “It’s easier to see exact colors when selecting your clothing and accessories [against] a lighter palette,” says Ferrer. “Plus, it just makes the room seem more open.”
All closets need at least one countertop (these are quartz) for jewelry boxes and laying out accessories, the designer says.
Take a seat
A custom ottoman with nailhead trim provides a perch for putting on shoes or just chatting with a spouse, says Ferrer. She also added a window seat with storage underneath.
Layered rugs soften the built-in spaces and make the room feel like a lounging area.
Tip: Tidy tricks
Ferrer recommends replacing wire hangers with ultra-thin versions that have a nonslip velvety finish. “Keeping hangers consistent throughout the closet looks better,” she says. Her other favorite organizing tools: self-closing drawers, belt/scarf racks, and valet rods—retractable metal bars that are handy for planning an outfit or packing.
This article originally appeared in our January 2016 issue.