Saturday, December 9, 2017

ATTIC CLOSET

PITCHED AND SLOPED CLOSET SPACE 


This is a remake of a closet in the bedroom of a lovely home in a quite historic neighborhood of Santa Rosa CA. Here we had a small closet or as the real estate agent called a large closet was really not that large since the ceilings were pitched and sloped. 
No problem in making it more efficient and economical for this single woman. We just created a few simple solutions to maximize this attic walk in closet to be comfortable to use and to enjoy the process of the selection of her clothing. We of course included the absolutely needed long and dress hanging in the back. 

Therefore the before and after photos follow.




Created by the team of RC Cabinets & Closets of Sonoma County serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. 
Custom Cabinets & Custom Closets

Saturday, December 2, 2017

ARABELA WORSHAM - HUNTINGTON'S CLOSET WARDROBE

MRS HUNTINGTON'S CLOSET OF 1884


Another closet on display at the New York Met is the one of the mistress; Arabella Worsham who became the wife of the railroad magnate Collis Huntington. Huntington as in The Huntington Library in Pasadena. This is the dressing room in the mansion on West Fifty-fourth Street in New York City and of Arabella Worsham's massive acquired and lavish couture.  



Malka 
of RC Cabinets & Closets in Sonoma County
Custom Closets of any distinction

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SARAH BERMAN'S CLOSET AT THE MET!

ALL IN WHITE - SARA BERMAN'S CLOSET


The most talked-about closet in New York last year was the clothing and closet that belonged to a Jewish immigrant who loved clean lines and order. The closet, although small was on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sara Berman was obsessed with organization and order and this is clear in her small neat closet. Her daughter, Maira Kalman, illustrator and writer along with grandson Alex Kalman, transformed Sara's closet into a art installation at the Met.


My honor to my clients who are delightfully fastidious in creating their closets. They become a work of art when all is said and done. 
Malka
RC Cabinets & Closets
Sonoma County Closets
Malka In The Closet

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

NAPA STREET


Wandering the streets of Napa delivering packages to my closet clients I am across this rock. I love the message and the artwork on it. I need to create a few of my own.

Malka of RC Cabinets & Closets
Napa and Sonoma 

Monday, August 7, 2017

MOTH PROTECTION FOR THE CLOSET

 

MOTH PROTECTION FOR THE CLOSET

Many people are sad when they discover little holes in the best of their clothing due to moth or beetle infestation. Early spring rain and long hot summers can cause the over growth of the cloth eating moths throughout our homes and especially in our closets. With solitude peace, darkness, and warmth, moths have their private affairs in our drawers, closets, and attics during the times we store our seasonal clothing away and on the garments we seldom wear.




CLOTH MOTHS

The larvae of the species family Tineidae cloth moths can eat and damage the animal protein keratin found in hair, wood, fur, feathers, and other materials. An infestation of these moths start when an adult moth flies into an opened window or door or are brought in on a piece of clothing. Traveling over seas and bringing clothing with the moth larvae into the closet may be the cause of a major infestation. These moths are small, just a quarter-inch wide and cannot fly well. They will generally be seen low to the floor, on the carpets fluttering around searching for a place to nest their fabric eating cocoons. The adult moths are a beige-brown, making them even harder to see. The moths will concentrate their nesting in dark crevices and creases, behind lapels, in pockets where fabric is folded and on the edges of wall to wall carpets.


SIMPLE STEPS FOR CLOTHING PROTECTION


1. Clean your garments before storing. Moths, like little bits of food and body secretions mixed with their fabric meal. Very hot water or dry cleaning solution will do the job.

2. Store your finest clothing, such as cashmere and tasty wool in sealed boxes or closed drawers.

3. Use lavender or lavender and cedar sachet potpourri herbs or spray. Lavender aromatic oils are most effective when their scents are sealed within a box or a drawer with the clothing it is protecting. Refer to sources below for lavender products to protect your clothing from these little pests. 

4. If you have a serious infestation, all clothing of woolens, silk, hair, furn, and feathers will have to be professionally cleaned or washed in hot water. The closet will have to be thoroughly vacuumed in all corners, floors and ceiling.

These steps are not infallible, so by all means keep your clothes well organized and in clear view with adequate lighting. Remember it is the clothing we rarely use hidden away that give the moth their easiest fast-food meal.




THE MAGIC OF LAVENDER

Lavender is a natural and effective insect and moth repellent. Scientists are attempting to isolate the chemical component that deter these little creatures in order to patent and manufacture it into a simple product. In the mean time, we have the luxury of these beautiful fragrant flowers growing naturally in the fields of California and the Provence of France. 



ELIZABETH W - SAN FRANCISCO'S FINEST!

In the famous Ghirardelli Square of San Francisco, just across from the fountain and the Ghirardellit Chocolate Cafe is Elizabeth W. Since 1995, they have been creating an array of luxurious lavender scented gifts for the closet and clothing drawers. From exquisitely sewn sachets to hanger covers and other closet accessories using the finest perfumed California lavender
www.ElizabethW.com




MATANZAS CREEK WINERY AND LAVENDER GARDENS

Matanzas Creek Winery and Lavender Gardens nested in the foothills of eastern Sonoma County grow some of the most aromatic, healthy, lavender in California. With their perfectly landscaped lavender gardens they harvest their own lavender into beautiful sachets and gifts for the home and closets. A favorite is their aromatic lavender oil spray. 
www.MatanzasCreek.com

Malka of RC Cabinets & Closets
Fine Family Owned Creators of Custom Cabinets & Closets
RC Cabinets & Closets

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LISA PERRY''S CLOSET

FASHION DESIGNER LISA PERRY COLLECTION OF VINTAGE CLOSET


Creative clothing and creative closet. How fun.

Malka
RC Cabinets & Closets 
Fun Closets 
Custom Closets of Sonoma 
Custom California Closets

Thursday, February 2, 2017

KEN FULK'S CREATIVITY

Creative Closet Idea


Ken Fulk, San Francisco Interior Designer created a beautiful and creative  closet for him self. A mixture of vintage cabinetry and accessories. 

Ken Fulk 
kenfulk.com
San Francisco Interior Design