When a client called wanting a custom unit to house their television and provide extra storage, Closet Factory designer Jacqueline Marquez was on the job! She met with both husband and wife to discuss their needs and come up with a design that provided the storage they desired.
One of the main concerns was the swiveling flat screen television from ListenUp! that would be mounted so that the clients could watch from their bed as well as from the sitting area next to the bed. To solve this problem, Jacqueline designed the unit with backing pulled about 8″ from the wall so the TV sat forward and could be turned for easy viewing at any point in the room. She also added custom cabinets underneath to hold the media equipment and a sound bar.
The other types of storage necessary were provided by framing the center area housing the TV with a drawer bank topped with a cabinet and a tall set of doors hiding storage areas.
On His side, vertical space was maximized behind the tall doors by providing double hanging bars where the gentleman could hang his suit jackets and pants separately. A tie rack was affixed to the back of the door so that his entire outfit could be put together in one place.
Next to the hanging section, a bank of drawers holds undergarments, pajamas, and other folded items. Above that, she designed cubbies to hold stacks of folded items. Because of the depth of the unit, Jacqueline pulled the backing forward from the wall, similar to the TV area. This prevented clothes from getting lost and kept stacks from becoming unmanageable.
Under the cubbies on His side, she designed a pull-out shelf that could act as a space to put suitcases while packing, then retracted when not in use. This feature allows the client to have his suitcase within arms length of the items he needs to pack.
On Her side, Jacqueline designed both cabinets for linen storage. Adjustable shelves were built in to hold all the extra linens that wouldn’t fit elsewhere in their home. The top drawer was used as a velvet-lined jewelry drawer for her everyday items it is the perfect way to organize, store and protect her beloved baubles. The rest of the drawers are used for smaller items and holiday linens that are not used as often.
When the conversation came around to the aesthetics of the unit, the client wanted a cherry finish with black accents and real wood door and drawer faces. Jacqueline designed the unit in our Origin Cherry melamine with real wood drawer and door fronts stained to match. The black accents, including custom 3″ pilasters, plinth blocks and triple layered crown, were painted to continue the real-wood look. She designed the crown with alternating levels of black and cherry to tie in to the rest of the piece.