>> Blog Home


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Incorporating Feng Shui Into Millwork

These very balanced and beautiful spaces started with just stark drywall and a concept of architecturally tying together an existing kitchen with new living and working spaces.   

The client has a strong affinity to living life in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui.

Feng Shui (in Chinese thought) is a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi), and whose effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings.

So that thinking was woven into every design element.  We made sure we had clear pathways and balanced elements.

We also designed a two-sided fireplace, so that this powerful symbolic element could be enjoyed from both the living room and the home office.

Fireplaces are often the center of attention for any room, and this is not just because our ties to the fire element go back to the beginning of time.  Fire energy adds a strong presence to any room and is beautiful in its’ coloring and changing shapes.

Not only do fireplaces radiate heat, they blanket an atmosphere with feelings of stillness and comfort and the crackling sounds are peaceful and relaxing.

The wood on the walls that surround this feature is Sapele.  Sapele, which comes from a large, African tree, has a reddish-brown nature color.

One of the most remarkable features of Sapele is that the grain is interlocked and changes direction in frequent, irregular intervals. You could consider it very harmonious with a fire element because fire changes shape as an inherent property of what it is.

The praying Buddha was added by the client with the intention of serving as a symbolic reminder to practice meditation so it’s easier to live a life of balance and harmony.

Buddha literally translates to “enlightened one” and the higher off the ground a Buddha statue is placed, the more reverence it holds in the life of the owner.



home office design multifaceted office design master closet design multi-function furniture contemporary closets shoe closet design tips custom garage design solutions tricks to make small spaces feel bigger vertical and horizontal storage space shoe storage multi-use office entryway shoe carousels Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award brass hardware hiding wires with design incandescent and compact fluorescent closet organization tips bedroom wall unit boutique size walk in closet vintage garage design melamine textures challenging home organization solutions garage shelving Carrie Bradshaw shoe closet grouping together food storage items closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin closet design multi-functional office and storage 2014 closet color trends creative custom closet design elegant prints fro home Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award full length vertical drape small windows garage organization mudroom reduce clutter pantry organization mirror placement in design pullout media cabinets closet os video closet organization bright color home decorating utilize pantry space antique decorating trends comtemporary closet design closet mirrors Home and Garage Organization multi-use office reach in closets designing with mirrors closet accent lighting 2014 home decorating ideas closet mirror with storage behind beautiful custom storage solutions pantry organization tips shoe fences gift bag storage spaces custom cabinets Old World Charm Closet task lighting reorganize clutter hiding fuse box in closet maximize closet storage LIT from Keeler custom wall units designing around obstacles Closet Design Tips ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets kids' closets create zones with design closet organization systems awards furniture for small spaces makeup vanities Closets: under stairs bike storage walnut and burl inlay gift wrapped storage station shoe cubbies cedar backed closet custom closets Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" garage design staircase sleeping nook led build in storage utilize space under staircase fold-out ironing board Closet Os Overview interior design trends office organization create a wood texture look with melamine spring closet cleaning remote controlled lighting dressing room create illusion of more space with mirrors Laundry Room/Mudroom customer service pre-built cabinets family activity area attic storage ideas office wall unit built in usb cable stations pantry de-clutter Top Shelf Industry Design Awards organize shared closet space Chicago closets master organizer new website layout organizing tips attic closet solutions reach-in closets ambient lighting ribbon storage ideas closet remodeling closet lighting Home Organizing Tips organized media center shelving and storage under the stairs man cave updates Home Organzing System closet master closet pantry storage options ultimate garage multi-functional mudroom design under the stairs storage shoe closet garage cabinets multifaceted office space closet shoe organization angie's list award reduce clutter in home gift wrapping counter top Hafele LED drawer lighting angies list super service awards Chicago closet organizers closet os awards cover up computer and lighting wires custom storage solutions home office organization craft storage room media storage solutions bathroom under stairs organized closet Angies List 2014 Super Service Award patterned glass and mirrored doors award winning garage closetos new website design vanities master bedroom closet gloss cabinet drawers eliminate electronic cable clutter open shelving for shoes cordless lighting fixtures shared closet organization pull out mirror closet organizing systems video mahogany melamine look
closetos best of houzz design award 2015
closetos best of houzz service award 2015
closetos angies list award
closetos top shelf awards