Author Archives: Jennifer Williams

Give the Gift of Organization This Mother’s Day

Is your mom stressed out? Frazzled? Overworked and underappreciated?

You could schedule a spa day or buy her some flowers. Or you could give her a gift that brings a lifetime of stress-free organization.  

A Disorganized Closet Adds Unnecessary Stress

Having a disorganized closet can add hours to your week and more stress to an already busy life. According to researchers, the average American spends almost an hour a day looking for things they’ve lost. Other sources report that, on average, we spend one year of our lives digging through clutter to find misplaced items.

Getting rid of some of that clutter, and organizing spaces for easier access, can reduce the stress associated with a messy home.

At Saint Louis Closet Co., we don’t just design beautiful, well-appointed closets; we help clients shed a little emotional weight. We blend function, aesthetics, and comfort to give our clients a peaceful, organized environment.

What We Consider as We Design Closets

We encourage our clients to go through their existing closets and do a little spring cleaning before investing in a custom closet system. This may entail removing clothing that no longer fits and identifying items that need alterations or dry cleaning.

Then, we ask clients questions about how they use their closets and what they wish they could change. Often, bad lighting in a closet makes it hard to see behind doors or distinguish between blacks and navys. A bright light and a pop of color can make all the difference.

We sometimes decide that open shelving makes more sense than drawers, or that varying height rods would make skirts and slacks easier to access. Flexibility is key for us at Saint Louis Closet Co. Styles change – our clients’ personal lifestyles may even change – so we design closets that can adjust and change with them.  

We strive to provide visual access to all areas of the closet. Then, we add a little fun. Our accessories – like mirrors, decorative hooks, and pull-out racks – are like the icing on the cake. They give our clients added function and flair.

Would Your Mom Love a Professionally Designed Closet?

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home consultations with professional designers. We even offer gift certificates in any dollar amount!   

This year give Mom what she really wants: a customized closet from Saint Louis Closet Co. Call us at (314) 781-9000 or contact us online to make Mom’s day.

From our home to yours, Happy Mother’s Day! — Jennifer Williams


Posted in Custom Closets St. Louis | Comments Off on Give the Gift of Organization This Mother’s Day

The Murphy Bed is Back

murphy bed
Today’s Murphy Beds are Sleek and Functional

The Murphy bed: it brings to mind bachelor pads and stale comedy routines, doesn’t it? Well, surprisingly, this “old school space saver” is back in style!

If you’re not familiar with the Murphy bed, it’s simply a bed that folds down from the wall when you’re ready to sleep on it, and conveniently folds back up again when not in use. The cabinets are made of laminate that matches the wall, cabinets, or shelving in your home. Murphy beds come in both Queen and Twin sizes and include the mattress, providing a little more comfort in a little less space.

Saint Louis Closet Co. has seen a jump in wall bed sales, as have other custom designers. Take a look at the newer models, and it’s easy to see why. Today’s Murphy beds are an attractive, space-saving option for many of our clients. Skeptical? We’ll prove it.  

Murphy Beds Originally Solved a Space Problem – and a Social Problem

It seems that men will do anything for love.

According to historians at the Smithsonian, the Murphy Bed was invented by a man who wanted to court an attractive opera singer. William Lawrence Murphy lived in a one-room San Francisco apartment. In his time, the late 1880s, it would not have been acceptable for Murphy to invite a woman into what was essentially his bedroom. So he decided to turn his one-room place into a parlor. Eureka! The idea for the Murphy bed was born. This invention allowed Murphy to host his intended, and the ruse worked; the charming young lady became his wife in 1900. William Murphy patented his invention in 1911.

The Murphy bed gained popularity by the 1920s, meeting a need for people moving into brownstones and row houses. They were so ubiquitous, in fact, that they became a staple of popular culture. Charlie Chaplin wrestled with one in a famous movie clip, and sitcoms featured the springy, slightly embarrassing piece of furniture. Throughout the twentieth century, they became associated with cramped urban apartments or the bachelor life.

Now, they’re being reimagined for the way we live today.

Murphy Beds Maximize Space and Add Vintage Style

While Murphy beds originated in an urban setting, their influence is beginning to spread. That’s because they just make sense, for both Millennials moving into a downtown apartment and Baby Boomers downsizing to a charming bungalow.

Here are just a few reasons Murphy beds are making a comeback:

(1) It Gives You More Space!

What’s better than providing a comfortable bedroom for guests? Being able to use that same room as a home office! Designers say that even a few inches of space-saving  can make a huge difference in a floor plan. So, if you’re working with a 600 sq ft apartment, or if you’re trying to maximize space in a spare room, a hideaway bed provides a nice solution.

Imagine how your traditional guest room can be transformed from a catch-all room to a usable space.

(2) For Comfort, a Bed Beats a Fold-Out Couch

One of the biggest benefits is the honest-to-goodness mattress that comes on every Murphy bed. Let’s face it: pull-out couches are about the most uncomfortable thing in the world to sleep on. Unless you like a bar in your back all night long or creaky springs, sofa beds are out. Murphy beds are in.

(3) The Newest Models Have Style for Days

You may imagine the Murphy bed as a clunky, unwieldy piece of furniture. The truth is that, as times have changed, hideaway beds have, too. Today’s Murphy beds are smooth, sleek, and aesthetically appealing, even to the pickiest home decorator. Clients are beginning to appreciate their flexibility. Today, designers can attach tables or bookshelves to these beds for added functionality. And modern Murphy beds aren’t heavy or difficult to manage. They glide open and shut with ease. Murphy beds can be folded up seamlessly into cabinetry that perfectly complements the room. You’d never guess that a fully-functional bed was hiding behind that wall of bespoke cabinets.

Let the Designers at Saint Louis Closet Co. Show What They Can Build for You

Are you ready to take back your guest room and add a functional, stylish Murphy bed to your home decorating scheme? Murphy beds from Saint Louis Closet Co. are available in Queen or Twin size and fold easily against the wall when they’re not in use. Here are just a couple of the styles we’ve created for customers, whether they’re retirees, new families, or style-conscious singles. The possibilities are endless! Let us know if we can design a hideaway bed for you.

Visit Our Showroom to See These Modern Styles
Posted in Murphy Beds | Comments Off on The Murphy Bed is Back

Saint Louis Closet Co. Features Local Celebrity Closets

We’re proud to have created custom closet solutions for local KTRS celebrities! Our designers recently had the opportunity to work with Kelly Jackson, Jennifer Blome, and Julie Buck. As natives of Saint Louis, we watch or listen to these featured journalists every week. Take a look at how we were able to add a little organization and style to their lives.  

Kelly Jackson

If you’ve ever listened to McGraw in the Morning on KTRS the Big 550, or watched 5 on Your Side, you’re familiar with anchorwoman and emmy-nominated journalist Kelly Jackson. She started at KSDK in 1998, worked briefly at a sister station in Sacramento, and returned to her hometown and teamed up with McGraw in 2014. Well-known for her sense of style, Kelly anchors the weekend edition of Today in Saint Louis. Kelly has a love for everything St. Louis. When she’s not promoting our fair city, she’s supporting her other great passion: animals. She advocates for animal rescue and loves hanging around town with her own adorable furball, LaRue.

Kelly hosts Today in St. Louis with a goal of helping people de-stress. Perhaps it’s no wonder, then, that she chose to eliminate stress in her own home with a custom-designed closet that provides a well-organized space for everything. Kelly chose classic white shelving and lots of light to highlight her wardrobe and make it easier for her to start the day.

Here’s Kelly’s Insta-famous pooch, LaRue, posing in front of her very own part of the closet – a stylish selection of dog outfits!

Jennifer Blome

For over 30 years, KSDK anchor Jennifer Blome made your mornings a little better. As a veteran of KSDK-TV, she had the opportunity to anchor the first morning newscast in our city, Today in St. Louis. She’s worked with big names in the business, including Tom O’Neal, Pat McGonigle, and Art Holiday. Currently, Jennifer hosts the Jennifer & Jay Show on KTRS, but look for her to soon reunite with Art Holiday for the Jennifer & Art Show.

During the course of her career, Jennifer has educated St. Louisans about mental health and animal welfare, two of her favorite causes. For three years, in fact, Jennifer has led the department of Humane Education at the APA of Missouri. She has participated in a number of other programs to benefit animals, including the PetReach program and the Prison Art Program. Jennifer also works with young children, teaching them to be compassionate and responsible pet owners. She’s branching out soon to launch an anti-violence campaign for kids called “No More Bullying.” Having received a Master’s in Social Work from Washington University, Jennifer has plenty of expertise. We’re privileged to have her in Richmond Heights, where she lives with her partner Dave and three dogs: Roy, Clyde, and Pollyanna.

In May of 2017, Jennifer decided to hit the airwaves again, joining Jon Grayson on The Inside. She’s just as funny and authentic on radio as she was on television. Jennifer is loving every minute of her new life, and we were happy to get to know her better and create a space where she could shine. You can catch Jennifer weekday mornings at 10:00 am on the Big 550 KTRS.

Saint Louis Closet and Co. created a beautiful home office space and roomy pantry for Jennifer and her pup. Take a look!



Julie Buck

Julie is another native of St. Louis who has devoted time and energy to volunteer work on top of her wide-ranging career in media. Maybe it’s genetic. After all, she is the daughter of the late Cardinal and KMOX announcer Jack Buck and sister to sportscaster Joe Buck. Listen to this impressive line-up: Julie has worked in both radio and television; branched out to pursue real estate with her business partner Laura McCarthy; and volunteered or acted as a board member with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Kidsmart, and MICDS.

Julie continues to be a part of the St. Louis radio scene. Currently, she broadcasts with John Carney on The Carney Show every weekday at 12:30 on the Big 550. She also hosts Girl Talk with Nicole Genovese, a lively, engaging talk show for women in St. Louis. Listen in to get tips on everything fabulous, including fashion, health, parenting and more. It’s like having lunch with your best girlfriends. Julie and her husband have three children and they’re proud to be a part of the St. Louis community.  

We were thrilled to give Julie this wonderful space. Here she is in her large walk-in closet, proudly built by Saint Louis Closet Co.

Saint Louis Closet Co. has Saint Louis Pride for Days

We’re proud to be Saint Louis owned and operated. If you’d like to see more or speak to a designer about how we can help you organize your busy life, contact us today or come by our Maplewood showroom!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Saint Louis Closet Co. Features Local Celebrity Closets

Saint Louis Closet Co. Pantries are Souper

Keep all of your dry and canned goods organized and easily accessible with a 100% custom pantry from Saint Louis Closet Co.! Keep your kitchen clutter to a minimum and maximize the space in your pantry.

The perfect pantry allows you to find items easily and get what you need without digging around in the dark. We believe in making pantries bright and modern, with spaces for dry goods, wine bottles, and more.
Available pull-out racks include canned good racks, wine racks, baskets, basket rim shelves, and pull-out tray shelves.

If you’re tired of cluttered shelves, give one of our designers a call. We can create a solution that works for your busy lifestyle.

The Perfect Pantry
Posted in Pantries | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Saint Louis Closet Co. Pantries are Souper

BEST of HOUZZ 2019

We’re proud to announce that we’ve won “Best of Client Satisfaction” on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design, in their Best Of Houzz 2019 Awards.

These awards highlight home renovation and design professionals with top ratings. Saint Louis Closet Co. was chosen by more than 40 million users, among home building, renovating, design, and art industry professionals, that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews received in 2018. A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge on winners’ profiles represents their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

St. Louis Closet Co. loves HOUZZ and our customers do, too!  Check out our HOUZZ page, https://www.houzz.com/pro/saintlouisclosetco/__public , where you can locate our reviews and projects. But be careful! There’s so much to see, you might get lost. 

 

Posted in Custom Closets St. Louis, HOUZZ, In The News | Tagged | Comments Off on BEST of HOUZZ 2019

Saint Louis Closet Co. Toys for Tots Kick Off Breakfast

Toys for Tots Kick off Breakfast, Wednesday November 14, from 8am – 10am

Toys for Tots

Come by Saint Louis Closet Co.’s showroom in Maplewood to see The Big 550 KTRS McGraw Milhaven and Kelly Jackson broadcast their show live and help us kick off our Toys for Tots Drive!

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

We will have coffee, hot chocolate and bagels for all those who stop by.

Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped, toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

 

Posted in In The News | Tagged | Comments Off on Saint Louis Closet Co. Toys for Tots Kick Off Breakfast

Saint Louis Closet Co. Refreshes our Look!

Time for a facelift!  At Saint Louis Closet Co. we are always trying to stay ahead of the curve with new colors, updated accessories, and the latest and greatest of manufacturing and installation techniques!  But we don’t stop there. We are also staying ahead of design trends with our print and social media.

Check out our newest “Thinking Outside the Closet” Brochure … headed to the presses tomorrow!

In addition to new photography and new print materials, we decided to revive our original colors of Red, White, and Slate to represent a cleaner and fresher look.  Out with the cream and burnt red and in with crisp Red and White!  Look at the transition…

Photography and a Fabulous Showroom is what sets our business ahead of the rest!  Custom Closets and organizational units are best visualized by our clients with amazing photography and a Showroom that is special!  Our showroom, located at 2626 S. Big Bend Blvd., has just gone through an 8 month overhaul of all new displays, new paint colors, and new lighting.  Once that was complete, we hired none but the very best photographer in St. Louis, Linda Mueller, to bring our displays to life for our customers.

Posted in Closet and Storage Concepts | Tagged | Comments Off on Saint Louis Closet Co. Refreshes our Look!

St. Louis Closet Co. Spring Clean-up!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized and St. Louis Closet Co.’s Spring Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create More Space in your home.

Along with the new season and Summer right around the corner, it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home to coincide with the incoming season. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time when you would re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your children’s growing clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming, shoes and accessories are one thing that are going to require re-organiaztion for this season, for example switching out your kids’ snow boots and scarves for their flip flops and pool towels. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove or adjust a shelf to make room.

I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. design every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

 

Posted in Closet and Storage Concepts, Closet Organizers, Craft Centers, Custom Closet Tips, Custom Closets St. Louis, Entertainment Centers/Media Rooms, Going Beyond Storage, Home Offices, HOUZZ, In The News, Kid's Closets, Laundry Rooms, Master Bedroom Closets, More Space Place, Mudrooms/Lockers, Murphy Beds, New Spaces for Your Home, Newsletters for St. Louis Closet Co., Organizational Products, Organized Living, Other Great St. Louis Companies, Pantries, Playrooms, Premier Closets, St. Louis Closet Co. - About Us, St. Louis Closet Co. - Employees, St. Louis Closet Co. - Specials, STL Spaces, Uncategorized, Walk-in Closets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on St. Louis Closet Co. Spring Clean-up!

St. Louis Closet Co. Spring is HERE!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized and St. Louis Closet Co.’s Spring Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create More Space in your home.

Along with the new season and Summer right around the corner, it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home to coincide with the incoming season. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time when you would re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your children’s growing clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming, shoes and accessories are one thing that are going to require re-organiaztion for this season, for example switching out your kids’ snow boots and scarves for their flip flops and pool towels. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove or adjust a shelf to make room.

I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. design every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

Posted in Closet and Storage Concepts, Closet Organizers, Craft Centers, Custom Closet Tips, Custom Closets St. Louis, Entertainment Centers/Media Rooms, Going Beyond Storage, Home Offices, HOUZZ, In The News, Kid's Closets, Laundry Rooms, Master Bedroom Closets, More Space Place, Mudrooms/Lockers, Murphy Beds, New Spaces for Your Home, Newsletters for St. Louis Closet Co., Organizational Products, Organized Living, Other Great St. Louis Companies, Pantries, Playrooms, Premier Closets, St. Louis Closet Co. - About Us, St. Louis Closet Co. - Employees, St. Louis Closet Co. - Specials, STL Spaces, Uncategorized, Walk-in Closets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on St. Louis Closet Co. Spring is HERE!