Charlottesville Design House – Closet Factory Tradition

Closet Factory custom organizer Peggy Woodall lends her custom storage expertise to the Charlottesville Design House. For the 6th year, the Shelter for Help in Emergency in Charlottesville, VA is hosting it’s Cville Design House, a fundraiser for the Shelter and an opportunity for the public to view the work of dozens of local designers. And for the 6th year the Closet Factory Richmond VA owners Bryan and Teresa Mueller along with Senior Designer Peggy Woodall are participating in this worthwhile event and having fun in the process.

How It Works
Each winter, an invitation arrives to preview the home which will be showcased that spring. Designers from the area bid on which rooms they would like to transform and that’s where the real work begins. Paint colors are fanned out, light fixtures are switched on, and furniture and accessories are considered and moved around. In the span of just a few weeks, the designers take empty rooms and bring them to life.

Inspiration Fabric

DH15_fabricThis year the Design House is in Earlysville so you get lovely mountain views as a bonus! As you tour the house, you will see dozens of ideas that you can take home with you. Even if your home is not large, or your budget is small, you will find something you can do in your own home. Case in point, this year U-Fab hung empty picture frames in the master bedroom, to great effect!

Closet Factory Involvement
I’m not going to give away the secrets of this year’s expansive master closet (you have to come out and see it!) but last year, myself for the Closet Factory and designer Amy Smith of Organized Design redid the laundry room and what a laundry room it was! A large footprint allowed us to create large cedar closets for storage, spaces for sewing and crafts, and there was even this nifty fold-out ironing board for quick touch-ups. Oh yeah, there was also a washer and dryer.

The Cville Design House is open now through May 17, 2015. Please visit for hours and directions. There is a cafe and a boutique which also benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency and women in our area.

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