Years at the company: 22
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Helping people get organized is the most rewarding part of being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co. I love working with repeat clients. They bring with them this contagious excitement. I enjoy going to new places, new spaces and new homes every day. Each day is different than the previous day. It keeps me on my toes and keeps my creativity going.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: First and foremost, you need to prioritize your spaces. You should start with the most unorganized, disruptive place in your home. The change you will see after fixing just that one space is amazing and you’ll realize just how much custom organization has helped your life.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Playing with my four grandchildren, yoga, walking, water aerobics, and visiting with family and friends.
Years at the company: 22
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: The extremely satisfied repeat customers! My goal is to change chaos into a well-designed place for everything and to create new spaces in each of my customer’s lives. I walk away from their homes knowing that I really helped to make a difference in their lives.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: It helps tremendously when you can actually sit down with your designer and have her draw up your closets on the spot and explain exactly how the design is going to meet your needs.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Spending time with my husband is at the top of my list. We are always updating and remodeling our home. We also enjoy boating, jetskiing and kayaking.
Brittany de la Fuente
Years at the company: 8
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I have always had a true passion for organization. I really enjoy walking into each unique space and creating a custom design that will fit both the customers wants and organizational needs. From professional (and personal) experience, having an organized home can truly transform your life!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: The most important thing to consider is how you use the space each day. We are here to make the process easier for you by asking questions, going over material options, and all of the fun design details. Communication between the homeowner and designer is important to ensure all of your organizational needs are met. You will be amazed at how much you love your new space!
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: When I am not designing and organizing closets, I enjoy spending my time with my husband and being a new mom to my daughter. I love home projects, interior decorating, spending time with my family, shopping, reading, and working out.
Years at the company: 2
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Organization and interior design have always been a passion of mine. I love helping others by keeping organizing simple. As a designer with SLCC, I create custom designs to help your days run smoother. Whether it’s a mudroom, home office or your closet, organization is always easier when everything has a place. I enjoy the design process from start to finish and I get excited seeing designs come to life. But my absolute favorite part about being a designer is getting to know my customers!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: I appreciate collaboration; you are the ones in your home every day and I am there to help improve some function(s) of your closet, pantry, laundry room etc. I will ask questions about your wants and needs and am happy to answer any of your questions as well. With that, I can help by creating a customized solution and design to make your days run smoother, making it easier to stay organized. Most importantly, I want you to be happy and feel like the space was made just for you, because it was!
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: When I am not organizing, designing, or drawing, I am chasing around my two kiddos. My daughter is 3 and my son is 5; they are both full of life and endless energy, which is equal parts fun and exhausting! We enjoy keeping busy, playing outside and going on adventures. I love seeing life through their eyes and doing things I did as a kid around St. Louis. I am also really into interior design. Whether it’s a DIY or a big project, I always have something I’m changing or wanting to change in my own home!
Years at the company: 26
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: First and foremost, the amazing relationships I have developed over the years with both new and repeat customers. Secondly, I love being able to use my creativity every day; every project is completely different, with its own specialized needs.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Because the custom closets are 100% adjustable they can be changed as your needs change. If you sell your home, that feature is passed on to the new homeowner. Custom closets are considered a permanent improvement to your home and will add significant resale value. Secondly, I love that it is the only female-owned closet business in St. Louis. [Owner] Jennifer Williams operates this company in the same manner that she would want people to work for her in her own home. There is unparalleled attention to detail and a great level of respect and care given to each and every customer.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love to spend time with my two children and four grandchildren. My hobbies are cooking, traveling, theater, music and staying fit.
Years at the company: 6
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I love being a designer with St. Louis Closet Co. for many reasons, not the least of which is the superior product I have to work with. I have been a customer of SLCC for 20+ years and have installed our systems in 3 different homes. Now I have the opportunity to work with new and returning clients to make their space functional!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Every space is unique and comes with its own challenges however, all spaces can be designed to make the most of the space. We will design based on your specific needs for your space. In order for us to have the information needed to achieve the best design for you, take the time to make notes about items to be stored and the function you want the space to provide. When these things come together you will have a space you will love for years to come.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I enjoy spending time with my husband of 30+ years and my two grown children. I also love photography and enjoy photographing people and places at my leisure. Cooking, traveling, Instagramming, and ‘Pinterest-ing’ are also passions of mine.
Years at the company: 2
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I love organization, and I love when everything has a place. From start to finish I enjoy helping people on their journey to get organized. Maximizing space to its fullest potential brings me satisfaction. I find my own happiness in assisting someone love the space they have once again, and knowing I get to help this happen.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Functionality and how you envision yourself using the space. I encourage my clients to ask themselves; what would make you the happiest and most relaxed when you’re putting your laundry away or getting dressed for the day? What would make simple tasks more enjoyable?
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: When I’m not designing I’m usually helping out with my family. In the Winter, I like to hibernate indoors doing crafty projects. In the Summer, I enjoy outdoor activities.
Years at the company: 7
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: There are so many reasons why I love my job as a designer at SLCC. I love that we are locally owned, the people I work with, the beautiful building I work in, the opportunity to be creative everyday…but most of all I love the homeowners! I find it so satisfying and rewarding to help someone improve and beautify their home. We have so many solutions for storage for any space that everyone can get exactly want they called us for.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: I find the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet is finding the balance between what you find most important to you and being open to new ideas and the many possibilities that SLCC offers. In doing so, I can design and develop the best design for you, your new space and your lifestyle.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: My favorite things to do outside of work are playing with my sweet little boy, having a date night with my husband at our favorite restaurant Olive + Oak, or getting together with my girls for a wine night. My husband, son, and I are active in the St. Louis Autism and special needs community. We love meeting other families and joining in on all of the fun and helpful events that are offered all over our amazing and supportive hometown.
Years at the company: 16
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: My favorite part is my freedom to be creative. The company is extremely supportive of your creativity and they want you to improve on your craft and pick up new things from other designers along the way. All of the designers really are fabulous and whenever we’re in the office, we like to bounce ideas off each other and get a feel for new trends in the closet industry. There is so much to learn and so many ways to be creative, I love it!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Keep an open mind and don’t get too attached to your possessions. To get organized, you have to part with some of your things, so try to be prepared for that when you start the process.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: Anything outdoors with my family and dogs. We love to camp and travel.
Years at the company: 17
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I love looking at difficult spaces and coming up with the perfect design that will maximize both space and function as well as look beautiful once completed. Every space is different and each customer has unique needs…I enjoy the challenge of creating custom designs and I love hearing how happy my clients are with their newly organized spaces!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: Saint Louis Closet Co. designs custom spaces based on the customers specific needs. Take time to think about how you use your space on a daily basis and communicate that with your designer. The details of your life are reflected in the details of your closet, pantry, home office, etc. So definitely keep that in mind throughout the design process.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love spending time with my three kids. We like to get together for family game nights and we really enjoy traveling together. I also like to curl up with a good book.
Years at the company: 1
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Organization has always been a big part of my life so being able to help others create their own organized spaces brings me so much joy. An organized home can save so much time and energy every single day so people can focus on what’s truly important in their lives.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: We want to make your space uniquely yours so we want to know how you use it every day. But, as your needs change, your closet can change as well because the system we install is 100% adjustable.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love spending time with my husband, two teenage kiddos (when they find the time to spend with their parents), and two dogs. We like to be outdoors hiking and biking looking for new trails to explore. I also really enjoy working on design projects in my own home creating spaces that are a reflection of who I am. I love to go out walking with my girlfriends, shopping, and baking sweet treats!
Years at the company: 30
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: Every day is a new challenge. Organization is my life and I love being able to help people make their closet dreams a reality. I truly love helping people get organized!
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: No space is too small. We can really help anyone get organized.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I’m always working, but when I’m not, I love spending time with friends and family, antique shopping and traveling. I would love to go back to Italy!
Years at the company: 19
Why she loves being a designer for Saint Louis Closet Co.: I have met so many great people over the years. One of the best things is when I get to go back to a customer’s home and see how they are using their closet systems. It is very rewarding when we work together to come up with a great way to use a space. People get so excited about getting organized. No two spaces are the same, so my days are always interesting and challenging.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when getting a custom closet: We ask lots of questions and we listen to what customers say. Getting a closet designed for their specific needs is the main task, while still keeping in mind practicality, price and even re-sale value.
What she likes to do when she’s not designing: I love being outside, spending time with my family and my dog. I love taking walks, reading, biking, shopping, traveling, and I can never pass by an antique store without stopping.