Suite Dreams Part 2

As part of their principal suite renovation, a large dressing room with laundry was high on my clients’ wish list. Previously, large closet units placed in a small bedroom served as a dressing room, but provided inadequate and inconvenient storage. In the large new space that adjoins the principal bath I created a dressing room with his-and- hers closet areas tailored to the specific needs of each client. An eight-foot-long dresser down the middle of the room separates his closet from hers, and has drawers that open on each side.

I tucked a “laundry room” in a corner of “his” closet; the cabinet beside the stacked washer/dryer stores cleaning products; the quartz dresser top offers the ideal landing space for wet clothing and for folding dried items. Nearby, his-and-hers pull-out laundry baskets mean a short trip to the washer.

The same colour palette, chandelier and linen blind as the bath offer visual continuity and tie the two spaces together. My clients are thrilled with how easy it is to get ready in the morning.

2012 Canadian Decorators’ Association award winner