Elfa story | Cecilia Blankens
The dull, cramped basement space Elfa turned into a cozy and stylish clothes storage for fashion entrepreneur Cecilia Blankens. Bohochict, with many features, such as pull-out shoe shelves!
By Charlotta Flinkenberg Photos Cecilia Blankens
- I gave all measurements to Elfa and they came up with a made to measure solution, which I liked right away.
The space are well utilized for maximum storage and the door to the storage room was removed in favor of a sliding door.
– It was genial to change to a sliding door, it was quite crowded before when the door was opened inwards. I became very fond of the graphite gray color for the shelves. I'm not a white person, it's really not my favorite color. To avoid the feeling of a laundry room or storage room, I chose gray, which felt cozier. Since our house was built in the 60's with straight, hard edges, the interior in my walk-in closet harmonizes nicely with that style.
– Well, not like in a store where you color-sync the garments. I try more to follow my own system and hang certain categories of garments together. Preferably things that work well together, ie layer upon layer of clothing buddies. Such as shirts, long dresses and vests close together. It may look messy and unstructured to others, but to me it's clear!
Cecilia's passion for fashion is evident in her love of vintage and second-hand finds. These beautiful garments is part of the interior and the feeling of her walk-in closet, and she does not want to hide anything.
– I love my clothes and would like to see them. I'm not the type who cleans out or is minimalist, on the contrary, I have a very hard time throwing things away. My wardrobe consists mostly of basic garments but also a fun set of coats, hats and kinky shirts. I look for unique things that no one else wants and have, for example, some luxurious, used bags, but never those IT bags that everyone else buys. Looking into a person's wardrobe is like looking into her interior, into the soul. One can easily draw conclusions if the person in question is creative, colorful, or a strict excel character - just by studying the clothes.
How would you describe the wardrobe in your own words?
Age: 41 years.
Job: Fashion entrepreneur. Runs her own shoe company - Blankens. Blogs on Femina.
Lives: Villa in Enebyberg, Danderyd, Sweden, with her husband Per, their children Bonnie, 11, Rio, 9 and Remy, 5 years and two dogs.