Create a Custom Library with Classy Closets

Is it just us- or does the fall weather make you want to curl up and read a really good book? We love the thought of curling up in a big, over-sized arm chair in your very own custom library or choosing a book from your own beautiful bookshelf. In order to create your own custom library- you don’t need a spare room, any extra wall storage or nook in your house can be transformed into the perfect library space. Classy Closets can create the perfect custom library space in your home.

Take a look at some of these custom library spaces for more ideas on how and where you can create your own custom library with Classy Closets.

Have an extra foyer or large hallway? Transform your space into a wall to wall, floor to ceiling library.

A blank or boring wall in your family or living room can easily be transformed into a library-like space. Add a ladder for extra charm and appeal.

How do you feel about a dining room turned library? It’s a bold move and may have you smitten or not so much…

Here’s another great idea to spruce up any hallway in your home.

We love the idea of turning an extra storage closet into a fabulous and beautiful library.

Do you have extra tall ceilings in your home? Consider a library that is high off the floor and can add flare and drama to any room. All you need is a Classy Closets designer and a high library-ladder and your ready!

Are you ready to snuggle up and read already?! Give Classy Closets a call and let us do the work for you! We love designing custom libraries and bookshelves as much as we love reading a good book. We’re here for you.

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Classy Closet’s Decor Tips: Area Rugs

We love the idea of enhancing your space with a beautiful area rug. And, is it just us- or do rugs keep getting more and more gorgeous?! We love the combination of purpose and luxury that rugs can bring into a space.

Rugs serve an important purpose in your home because they help to define and distinguish space. For example, placing a rug in a living room or bedroom will help to define the boundaries of your space and will help to convey the size of the room. In an open concept home, rugs can help to distinguish between different spaces- allowing you to define boundaries for your home. Area rugs help to guide the eye to different areas in your home and recognize them as such.

But, let’s get to the really fun part about rugs: the beauty. No matter the size, style, or material of the rug you choose- rugs are placed in a home to enhance the beauty. Rugs can enrich and brighten rooms and can help to tie the different elements of your home together. For example, the right color and pattern of rug will help to accentuate the color or your walls, furniture, woods, pillows, etc. When picking the perfect rug for your space consider what color and pattern will help to enhance your home.

When you follow a few simple guidelines rugs effortlessly compliment your home. Here are some of Classy Closet’s best tips:

*Pick the right size of rug for your space. A rug should help convey the size of the actual space. Do not pick a rug that is too large or too small. A good rule of thumb is that the rug should be slightly smaller than the furniture in the room. Follows is a list room by room of some helpful guidelines:

Living room: When the rug goes under the first two legs of the couch or chairs the       room and rug both appear larger.

Hallway: Choose a rug that is a bit wider than the doors in the hallway.

Entryway or Foyer: Choose a rug that fills the space and is not farther than 18 inches away from the wall. If you choose a circular rug place it right under the light fixture in the foyer.

Bedrooms: Do not place small rugs around the room. The general rule is that a rug should run perpendicular under the bed under the bottom 2/3’s of the bed.

*Choose the right pattern for your space. A small and reoccurring pattern is a safe bet for almost any space. However, if you are going to be covering your rug with furniture, make sure that there is not a large pattern or print that will be obscured.

*If you have patterned pillows, window treatments, etc. then choose a rug with a different size proportioned pattern. It works well to mix patterns if the proportions are different.

*Choose the right rug for your lifestyle. For example, if you are in high-traffic areas try choosing a wool rug. Most importantly, research your rug and talk to people before investing in a rug.

*You are not limited to one area rug per space- large spaces can be divided by using separate rugs. Try using to similar sized rugs to split up the room.

*Use a non-skid rug pad under the rug that is about 2 inches smaller than the rug area itself.

*When layering rugs, make sure they work well together and still tie in the furniture pieces. Layering rugs is a bold, modern technique- you do not need to add bright colors or loud patterns. Allow the bottom rug to poke out from the top rug- do not have extremely disproportionate rugs.

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Classy Closet’s Man Cave Must-Haves

It’s football season, baseball play-off season, hunting season and basketball season is just around the corner. All of this can only mean one thing- it’s also Man Cave season! A Man Cave is the ultimate hang out for the guys and the perfect place to enjoy a game, display your sports memorabilia or hunting spoils and relax with some friends. But before you hang up the posters and put your big screen on a little TV stand with wires hanging everywhere- check out Classy Closet’s Ten Man Cave Must-Haves:

1. Television- A Man Cave can’t be a Man Cave with no TV! Go ahead and kick-back, yell at the TV, and make bets with your friends all while watching your favorite sports team.

2. Entertainment Center- You need a place to put that slick television of yours. Only a custom Classy Closet entertainment center can give you what you are looking for. No matter how big your TV, what your system set up is, or the size of your space Classy Closets can create a custom entertainment center to be the focal point of your room.

3. Comfortable Chairs- This is a no brainer, really. Pull up a chair and relax. This room is all about you and you need a soft, comfy chair to relax.

4. Kitchenette- Whether you’re warming up frozen chicken wings and pizza or you want a little place to cook your own gourmet hors d’oeuvres a small kitchenette is a great option. Classy Closets can create a small, custom kitchen space that meets all of your needs.

5. Drink Bar- If you aren’t in need of a kitchenette a drink bar is a great alternative. Create a small custom space with a built in fridge and a small bar that you can sit up to and serve your friends some drinks.

6. Custom shelving- Go ahead! Create some custom shelving that will help you to display your favorite sports memorabilia and/or your latest mounts from this hunting season.

7. Drinks- Grab your favorite refreshments for your new drink bar or kitchenette!

8. Snacks- Go ahead and grab your snacks. Remember, what happens in the Man Cave stays in the Man Cave. No celery and carrots here…

9. Friends- Out of all the Man Cave Must-Haves this is the most important. Call and invite your friends, show off your new Man Cave, and start making bets for the big game (and that brings us to number 10…)

10. A Good Game- Sit down and watch the big game on your TV in your custom entertainment center, grab snacks from your kitchenette or drink bar, and enjoy the big game.

Take a look at some of these Ultimate Man-Caves for more ideas and don’t forget to call Classy Closets to help you create your Ultimate Man-Cave. Whether you need an entertainment center, kitchenette, drink bar, or memorabilia shelving- we’ve gotcha covered.

 

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Classy Closet’s Pinterest Pick of the Week: Painted Pumpkins

This time of year, Pinterest is a gold-mine for holiday decor. Literally! Check out these gilded pumpkins that have us raving and picking “painted pumpkins” as our Pinterest Must-Have this week:

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Head on over to the Classy Closet’s Pinterest Page for more Holiday Decor ideas.
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Classy Closet’s Blog: Pinterest Pick of the Week

Fall is making us feel nostalgic. We can’t help but think of pumpkin cookies, warm scented candles, mountains and beautiful fallen leaves full of color. That’s why it’s no wonder that the Classy Closet’s Blog Pinterest Pick of the Week is alive with the colors of fall. This weeks Pinterest Pick is brick. Exposed, interior brick to be exact.

The crisp browns, reds, yellows, and oranges of brick are the perfect colors to enrich any living space. And what could be more perfect than pairing a Classy Closets custom storage solution in rich, deep woods with stunning exposed brick?! We don’t think it gets much more perfect than that! We can just imagine a custom entertainment center or kitchen surrounded by exposed brick.

Take a look at some of these stunning examples of exposed brick:

Isn’t it easy to see why we love exposed brick so much? Whether you already have an interior brick wall or not- it is possible to attain this great look. Stay tuned for more information on Do-it-Yourself exposed brick walls and tips and tricks from our designers.

Contact a Classy Closet’s designer today to discuss your vision and to set up a free in-home estimate. Visit our website for more information.

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Turning a Messy Multi-Purpose Room into a Sleek Space with Classy Closets

Most of us have it; the inevitable “multi-purpose” room. It’s your work space, kid’s play area, laundry room, and storage room. A multi-purpose room is not a bad thing-  it’s nice to have a room that has multiple uses and can bring the family together. It’s the endless clutter and that pile of stuff that you have to climb over that’s the problem. That’s where Classy Closets comes in! The key to having a successful multi-purpose room is to have enough storage space so that your room can be clean, un-cluttered and organized. A Classy Closet’s designer can triple the amount of storage space you currently have and create home storage solutions tailored to your needs.

Here are some other helpful hints to consider when turning your messy multi-purpose room into a sleek shared space:

1. Assess your needs. Do you need a custom shelving unit for toys and books or a storage closet for Christmas decorations? Maybe you need an office or laundry unit, or a DIY craft station. Whatever your needs- a Classy Closet designer can help you create the perfect multi-purpose room.

2. Create an atmosphere you love. Add life and light to your space by using touches of color in your design elements: pillows, rugs, mirrors, lighting fixtures, etc.

3. Don’t be afraid to purge. Now is the perfect time to donate unused items, clean, and organize.

4.  Add touches of sentiment to your new space. Pictures or family heirlooms will add a familiar feeling, helping you to enjoy your new space even more.

Take a look at some of these organized multi-purposed rooms for some great ideas:

 

If you have a hectic multi-purpose room that you are ready to change into a clean and organized space, Classy Closets is ready to help! Visit our website for more ideas and to schedule a free in-home estimate with one of our professional designers.

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Classy Closets Creates Girl’s Dream Closet

Remember last week when we talked about colorful, fresh closets?

We love bright, colorful closets that make you smile and make you want to be in them. Recently, Classy Closets designed a perfectly pink, dream closet. Check out these photos of the Perfect Princess Closet designed by Classy Closets:

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Classy Closets can design your dream closet, too. Whether you want a bright and colorful closet or an elegant wood closet- we have just what you need. Let us help you create your dream closet today- there is nothing we love more!

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Classy Closet’s Pinterest Pick of the Week: Statement Lighting

With just one look at these stunning statement pieces, it’s not hard to tell why Classy Closet’s Pinterest Pick of the Week is statement lighting. These bold, can’t-look-away lighting fixtures are the perfect way to accentuate your custom home furnishings from Classy Closets. Imagine any one of these fixtures illuminating your beautiful kitchen counter tops and cabinets, walk-in closet, bathroom, home office, garage or entertainment center? Doesn’t it just make you giddy with excitement?! We know it makes us feel that way! It’s just too much fun to design a home!

Take a look at some of these statement pieces. And, go ahead, drool away! We won’t judge!

Do you love bold, statement lighting as much as we do? Check out the Classy Closet’s Pinterest Page for more ideas on lighting. Happy Friday!

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Classy Closets of Phoenix: Helping You Prepare for the Holidays

Happy October, Phoenix! Fall is finally here- and with it comes the promise of cooler weather, fun-filled holidays, great sports on T.V., and loads of family and friend time. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome fall and everything that comes with it.

Chances are you’re starting to think about getting ready for the holidays and fall visitors. It can be overwhelming to think about beginning to de-clutter and organize your home or to try and create more storage space before your guests arrive. Classy Closets can help! We are experts in helping people get organized for the holidays season. One of our favorite things about fall is helping people to create beautiful home storage solutions just in time for the holidays.

It’s best to start preparing for the holidays earlier rather than later. This will help save you stress and let you have fun while preparing. If you have been wanting to spruce up your home by creating a custom entertainment center or by giving your kitchen or bathroom a face-lift- now would be a great time to contact us.

Recently one of our designers, Lori Hamblin, created these custom masterpieces for one of our customers:

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This custom entertainment center streamlines storage and beauty. A custom entertainment center can double or triple the amount of storage space you currently have in your television room. Imagine watching football or a great holiday classic with friends and family around. Creating your dream entertainment center would be the perfect way to start the holidays!

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This office space will help you to organize and de-clutter just in time for the holidays. Turn what is an eye-sore space into a sleek and beautiful way to stay organized.

We can’t wait to help you enjoy the holidays! Schedule a free in-home appointment with one of our designers at classyclosets.com or by calling 888-294-4984.

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Get ready for the Holidays with Classy Closets

Happy October, all! Fall is finally here- and with it comes the promise of cooler weather, fun-filled holidays, great sports on T.V., and loads of family and friend time. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome fall and everything that comes with it.

Chances are you’re starting to think about getting ready for the holidays and fall visitors. It can be overwhelming to think about beginning to de-clutter and organize your home or to try and create more storage space before your guests arrive. Classy Closets can help! We are experts in helping people get organized for the holidays season. One of our favorite things about fall is helping people to create beautiful home storage solutions just in time for the holidays.

It’s best to start preparing for the holidays earlier rather than later. This will help save you stress and let you have fun while preparing. If you have been wanting to spruce up your home by creating a custom entertainment center or by giving your kitchen or bathroom a face-lift- now would be a great time to contact us.

Recently one of our designers, Lori Hamblin, created these custom masterpieces for one of our customers:

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This custom entertainment center streamlines storage and beauty. A custom entertainment center can double or triple the amount of storage space you currently have in your television room. Imagine watching football or a great holiday classic with friends and family around. Creating your dream entertainment center would be the perfect way to start the holidays!

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This office space will help you to organize and de-clutter just in time for the holidays. Turn what is an eye-sore space into a sleek and beautiful way to stay organized.

We can’t wait to help you enjoy the holidays! Schedule a free in-home appointment with one of our designers at classyclosets.com or by calling 888-294-4984.

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