When my partner, William Secord, and I decided to renovate our downtown loft, we moved temporarily into a small apartment in a modern building in the Flower District. The bedroom had a walk-in closet, but there wasn’t nearly enough storage space for the two of us. So I turned the whole of the walk-in into shelving and created a new closet by curtaining off a two-foot-wide strip at the end of the room. Behind the drapes I installed a double-hanging system for shirts and suits, and a center tower cabinet with drawers, bookshelves, video equipment, and a niche for the dog crate. It was a quick and nifty solution to a perennial Manhattan apartment problem.
The bedroom in Bruce Bierman and William Secord’s temporary apartment in the Flower District had a walk-in closet that provided insufficient clothes storage. Photographs courtesy of New York Social Diary
Bruce curtained off a two-foot-wide strip at one end of the room to use as additional closet space.
Behind the fabric-liner drapes Bruce installed a double-hanging system for shirts and suits, and a center tower cabinet that houses bookshelves, video equipment, and drawers.
Bruce and William’s Dandy Dinmont terrier, Rocky, gets a floor-level niche for his dog crate.
The existing walk-in closet has been lined with shelves for shoes, sweaters, and other accouterments.
Socks are neatly folded in pull-out canvas-covered boxes.