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Closet Factory Designers Shine During 2018 Cabinets and Closets Conference and Expo

Closet Factory designers showed off their skills at creating home offices during this year’s annual Cabinets and Closets Conference and Expo held in Pasadena, CA. In total, three Closet Factory designers’ projects were submitted for voting during the expo’s “Top Shelf People’s Choice Award”.  When all the votes were tallied, Ft. Lauderdale’s Jeanne Hessen captured the most votes for her elegant, ocean inspired home office, as well being named the top designer in the over 150 square-feet Home Office category.

“The home office category always produces really interesting design results, and this year was no exception. Jeanne’s design was very popular among our Facebook members, and our six judges thought her home office design was exceptional,” said Michaelle Bradford, Editor for Closets & Organized Storage magazine.

Jeanne Hessen’s Winning Home Office Design Details

Closet Factory Home Office
This home office design showcased a sea front theme complete with green glass desktop and extra thick shelving units.

Jeanne’s design was very popular among our Facebook members, and our six judges thought her home office design was exceptional, Michaelle Bradford, Editor for Closets & Organized Storage magazine.

Jeanne really put her creative hat on when she was asked to create a home office for a medical doctor in Delray Beach, FL. Her design emphasized contemporary themes that were light and ocean-inspired with lines that flowed smooth and graceful. The fully functional home office included:

  • White B2 maple slab cabinets with full overlay
  • Lights placed on floating shelves to accent all accessories of the home office
  • Doormark textured materials on the wall panel and waterfall under the desk
  • Half-inch glass was used on the peninsula and over the waterfall
  • Quartz was used on sides of the peninsula and on the bench
  • Pop-up electrical outlets on the countertop for electronic devices

Other Notable Closet Factory Designers

Other Closet Factory designers who garnered attention during the 2018 Top Shelf Design Awards include:

Lacey Walters from Closet Factory’s Pittsburgh office submitted a master closet design that was recognized during last year’s Pittsburgh Magazine’s Ultimate House. The design incorporated truly custom and exciting features that satisfied the client’s desire to create a “black and white farmhouse chic” design.

Deborah Broockerd, from Closet Factory’s Washington D.C. office who created a glamorous, Hollywood inspired full dressing room that measured over 18 linear feet. Debra’s project took an unused bedroom in a newly renovated DC row house and

transformed it into a high-end space for a busy lifestyle/fashion blogger with an extensive wardrobe and very little spare time. Deborah focused on creating “zones” for each type of clothing including:

  • A special area for formal wear,
  • Waterfall granite top on the center island
  • Dual crystal linear chandeliers
  • A long, shallow center island with eight custom velvet-lined jewelry drawer
  • Special display sections for handbags and hats created easy viewing and accessibility

Mark Sidell, from Closet Factory’s Fort Lauderdale office created a customized garage that used PolyUrea Flooring with a diamond plate base. Mark used a combination of black melamine cabinet cores and black gloss and brushed aluminum Thermofoil fronts. Brushed chrome handles and black Galaxy granite counter-tops polished off the garage with a bang!

In addition, Mark entered a home office design that featured a desk and Murphy bed with display area for the client’s prized artwork.

By Vincent Aviani

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