At home with Hannah
Thanks to Décor, Hannah Graaf has transformed her home’s shabby, cramped wardrobe space into a charming, sparkle-filled walk-in closet!
Text Charlotta Flinkenberg Images Stephanie Sifvert
Like a shabby storeroom, with an old plastic mat that almost looked mouldy. The interior was very dated, from the ’70s. It was seriously depressing and horrible, and became more of a crummy storage cupboard where I shoved loads of boxes and winter clothes.
Not really – but I’ve had walk-in closets in previous houses and knew more what my needs were. I need a lot of hanger space, jewellery storage and nice ways of keeping and displaying my shoes and bags. I like airiness and actually being able to see all of your beautiful things. Elfa were so helpful in making these wishes a reality! They are real pros, and gave me loads of tips and suggestions when designing the closet. For example, they thought I should choose the angled display shelves, which gave a really cool effect.
The narrow, tight space! But this is probably the type of space that most people will have in their homes for this type of project. Not everyone has the option to devote an entire room to clothes! What really made this build process easier was Elfa’s flexible system. When we installed the closet I realised I wanted to add more hanging space and change the distance between a few shoe shelves. All of that was just a matter of moving and clicking things into place. I’m sure there’ll be other things I want to adjust further down the line. You truly can make it all come together beautifully – just look at how my walk-in-closet turned out!
I wanted white, as it’s a small, tight space and white makes it look bigger, visually. Plus it feels fresh and makes for a nice base for my colourful and sparkly clothes and accessories. The brown cord-pulleys feel exclusive to me, and remind me of high-fashion stores. Some people may have slightly preconceived ideas about Elfa’s range and think that they only have those classic wire baskets, but Décor’s elegant wooden-fronted drawers make a very sophisticated impression.