No more boring closets! The Container Store’s new luxury closet system, TCS Closets, leaves our beloved mainstay, wire-bound elfa, in the dust. The quality here is impressive- who wants to invest in closet components that will chip, stick or sag over time? TCS Closets builds from the ground up with a thicker 1″ Thermofused Laminate material in six finishes and strong dovetail joinery. Features include glass doors, lighting, soft-touch closures, and elegant hardware. The options are as exciting as they are limitless. I am thrilled to have partnered with this organizational power-house to show you just how GORGEOUS a closet can be. This is a space we experience every single day. It deserves design as much as any other room in the house.
My first design board centers on the soft Satin Oak finish. Its natural undertones happen to be a perfect compliment to Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, Rose Quartz. Here, I create a feminine dressing room for the modern sophisticate. I am a wallpaper fanatic, so this is often my jumping off point. I started with a geometric beauty by Osbourne & Little. Blush crushed velvet by Clark & Clark for Dura Lee soothes a lively leopard print. Futuristic lighting, Vise by Bec Brittain, nods to the future, yet glamorous glass knobs, soft brass accents and textural baskets reference the past. And you must have noticed the most fabulously decadent acrylic hangers on the planet, right?!
The Flint finish let me explore deeper, yet still soft, hues. I just adore Mary McDonald’s Park Avenue Python wallpaper for Schumacher and it led my design toward earthy tones like mossy green, straw and bronze. Ankasa’s Maroc Anchor for Beacon Hill fabric plays into my rain forest vibe in an embroidered, primal pattern with a hint of metallic luster. I also included a luxuriously life-like, pebbled shagreen by Edelman leather. My imagined center island- built lower for a traveler’s easier packing- is topped with a Tiger Eyes Vicostone Quartz surface.
The TCS Ebony finish reminds me of a moody lounge; perhaps a more masculine take on old-school glamour. Deep blues and rich cognac shades compliment the inky tone. I imagined light gray shearling, subtle ivory fabrics and polished chrome for contrast- aren’t these sleek hangers sublime? And are you not swooning for Lindsey Adelman’s Burst pendant in Gray?! Sophisticated layers also include a Scalemandre velvet, a Phillip Jefferies metallic grass cloth wall covering and Robert Allen’s Greek Key braid.
We all want a fantasy closet- why not give yourself a customized, personal space that you can enjoy? The Container Store launch is perfect opportunity to upgrade this often overlooked area. Watch for more design ideas on Part 2 of my TCS Closets Design project. Can’t wait? Read more on their blog Container Stories!