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Stylish Solutions: California Closets St. Louis

Especially for those who have lived with a messy person, it’s apparent that good organizational skills don’t come naturally to everyone. But clutter-free living spaces and tidy storage areas are key to an orderly lifestyle, so California Closets St. Louis offers innovative solutions for everyone, whether they were born with or without the ‘organizing gene.’

Stephanie Cline, sales and operations manager, says the company stays on top of industry trends to meet customers’ needs. California Closets, based in Richmond, California, has a significant presence locally, with showrooms in Rock Hill and Manchester and a manufacturing center in St. Charles. Besides closet design, the 40-year-old company also provides stylish and functional cabinets, wardrobes, pantries, shelf and drawer units, entertainment centers, workspaces and other solutions for any type of room. All products are offered in a wide variety of styles, including some newly introduced colors and finishes.

“We’re doing interesting things with multifunction spaces these days,” Cline says. “Many homeowners have extra rooms they’d like to use more. We can install drop-down wall beds that are stowed in a cabinet when not in use and don’t take up a lot of square footage. They’re perfect for transforming an office or spare room into a guest bedroom.” The beds come in three sizes and are built to the depth of a bookcase, around 16 to 18 inches, Cline says. A variety of cabinet fronts can be added to blend with the aesthetics of the room, and many configurations are available, along with light fixtures, drawers and shelving.

“They really look beautiful,” Cline says of the units. “Our consultants come to your house to help you decide what works best in the room. We create 3-D CAD (computer-aided design) renderings so you can see how the bed will project into the space and how it will look with your other furniture.” Cline says the bed collection has been so popular that the company is launching its own mattress line, too.

Sophisticated new finishes include graphite and gold, which top the list of up-and-coming colors. “The graphite is a bit softer than black, with a matte look, and the gold is in line with current furniture trends,” Cline notes. She says natural woodgrains are popular as well. “Representatives from our corporate office recently attended furniture shows in Milan, and what they saw really solidified the colors and styles we’ve chosen,” she adds. “Customers are welcome to visit our local showrooms and experience all of our products and finishes.”

Cline says California Closets uses high-quality materials and manufactures most of its local offerings in St. Charles. “Our installers are company employees, and we always put craftsmanship first,” she notes. “We use solid wood dovetail construction like you’d find with custom furniture pieces, and all drawers and cabinets are ‘soft-close.’ We typically can install within a day or two once your order has arrived. It’s a convenient, collaborative process, and we take great pride in that.”

California Closets offers high-quality organizing solutions to fit any space. The company has more than 100 locations, including two St. Louis-area showrooms. For more information, call 636.720.0451 or visit californiaclosets.com

Cover design by Julie Streiler
Cover photo courtesy of California Closets St. Louis

Pictured above: Stowable wall beds transform rooms into multifunctional spaces.