The exposed closet in the foyer of this Finnish apartment shows that closets need not be hidden away. While a mirror augments the apartment's sense of space, the lack of a closet door transforms the everyday objects of the apartment's residents into design statements. Photo by Petra Bindel.
The elegant wooden closets in this former coach house in London discretely house the possessions of its residents. But the minimalist aesthetic of this mode of storage enforces a coresponding minimalism in lifestyle. With no room for overflow, this style of storage is about paring down to the absolute essentials. Photo by Peter Marlow.
Homes with high ceilings offer more vertical space than horizontal space. The residents of this San Diego, California, apartment use ladders to shelve and store above the madding crowd. Photo by Misha Gravenor.
A sliding aluminum screen separates the master bedroom from a walk-in closet and the master bathroom of this Brooklyn renovation. While a door would have segmented the spaces, the screen is an innovative way of connecting the two living spaces while providing privacy and a sense of separation. Photo by Matthew Williams.