If you’re considering a custom closet for your home, a professional custom closet designer at Strickland’s Home can make the process easy and approachable. Our team visits your home to learn about your vision, take your inventory, and create custom organization solutions for each and every item. That being said, a working knowledge of go-to design phrases can be helpful when talking about the features that best suit your unique style, personality, and aesthetic.
In this spirit, here’s a quick guide to six common interior design phrases your custom closet designer might use when talking about your custom closet design:
Hygge. Popularized by books like The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish phrase for a space that provokes coziness, warmth, and hominess, even in the midst of chilly winter months. Characterized by chunky knit blankets and welcome simplicity, hygge can be incorporated into a minimalist, Shaker-style closet with crisp light-wood drawers or a more traditional, rich wood-grain closet. Easy-to-use elements like baskets you can toss scarves into and cubbies for piles of sweaters and jeans? They’re pure hygge.
Feng shui. If you crave order, simplicity, and free space in your closet, the key phrase is feng shui. Inspired by the ancient Chinese art of arrangement in regards to the flow of energy, feng shui features simple, stress-free design with light colors, positive symbolism (think: photos of loved ones and soothing art). And, as Marie Kondo would say: no more clutter will spark joy.
Transitional. If you love traditional closet details like crown moulding, but prefer simple, sleek hardware and clean lines that come with modern design, you may want to request a transitional style. Transitional is design-speak for a popular aesthetic that combines traditional and modern or contemporary elements.
Unity. All of us can point out individual design elements that we love, from our favorite dresser passed down for generations to drawer knobs in the perfect shade of silver or bronze. It’s unity that pulls each of these pieces together for a complete picture, and that’s where a designer’s eye for detail is essential. From color scheme, wood grain, and hardware, to style, special features, and organization, your designer will guide you through design choices that will enhance the sense of unity in your custom closet space.
Focal point. While custom closets are filled with eye-catching details, the focal point serves as the resting-point most eyes will land on. Whether it’s a cozy chair, an island for extra storage and ironing, a pair of glass doors in the center of your space, or a vintage chandelier, your interior designer will help you discover the perfect focal point for your space.
At Strickland’s Home, our custom closet designers are happy to talk your language when it comes to organizing your custom closet. Whether that means a binder full of magazine clippings, an inspiration board on Pinterest, or a long conversation about your dream closet, we’ll make your vision a reality. To learn more about our process or to get started on your custom closet, contact us for a free on-site consultation or visit our showroom at 5422 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, NC.