Luxury Closets

The Executive

Last updated on April 21st, 2022 at 10:28 am

East Side his and hers

This 180-square-foot master closet replaced a small bedroom as part of a 2012 remodel completed by Wauwatosa-based Sazama Design, Build, Remodel and Closet Concepts at the home of John and Karen Tweedie. The $25,000 project, in a home on Milwaukee’s East Side, was approached as a “historic revival,” highlighting the original architectural details and emphasizing a classic look.

“Our goal was really to try to modernize it as much as possible but keep as much of the integrity of the original design intact,” said Karen, who was most excited to include a wall of storage for her shoe collection. “That was my highlight; that was something I really wanted.”

Karen, a freelance interior and clothing designer, wanted a clean aesthetic that emphasized the simple lines of freelance chef John’s jackets and shirts. Some of her clothing with brighter patterns and colors is in an alcove area.

“It makes me happy when I walk in the closet and I see all my husband’s jackets lined up and all my husband’s shirts lined up,” she said.

The closet was designed to allow both comfort and organization, with plenty of storage and “his and hers” dressing areas. Graphic print Hermes wallpaper the Tweedies found on a trip to Paris was incorporated to add pattern and creativity to the space.

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PHOTO: David Bader Photography

Lake Country bright and white

This 220-square-foot walk-in closet was designed with a clean white motif to match the rest of the home’s aesthetic. The remodel of the Hartland home, completed by Sazama Design, Build, Remodel, encompassed the kitchen and bath areas. The project included painted custom built cabinetry and well-conceived lighting to make the spaces feel bright and airy. Italian Calacatta marble was used in the transition from the bathroom to the carpeted dressing area. With spots for hanging and folded clothing, shoes, purses and accessories, this closet has a spot for everything in a woman’s wardrobe. The closet portion of the project was $21,000.

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PHOTO: David Bader Photography

Lake Drive shoe heaven

This 1920s home on Lake Drive in Milwaukee was renovated to give a feel of understated elegance. Crystal chandeliers and traditional wall sconces cast a warm light throughout the space. The master bathroom suite was remodeled to include separate vanities, an integral dressing table similar to these gorgeous antique dressing tables here and a bank of drawers, as well as a built-in maple dressing bench. Existing oak floors were finished in a charcoal hue that plays off the natural shading found in the marble wainscoting. The homeowner supplied the shelving and unique bench that give period character to this shoe heaven of a walk-in. The 110-square-foot closet was transformed by Sazama Design, Build, Remodel in a $15,000 project, in which the millwork and applied molding were constructed to match the existing spaces in the home.

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PHOTO: David Bader Photography
Molly Dill, former BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor.

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