STORAGE STRATEGIES: BUILT- IN CHARM
Smart cabinetry brings much-needed storage and welcome character to an awkwardly shaped master bedroom.
New wall-spanning cabinets add style and function to a master bedroom.
Custom cabinets in Georgina and Doug Miltenberger’s bedroom are crafted of paint-grade poplar and maple and feature full-height storage towers. Each side boasts a trio of double-door cabinets outfifitted outfitted with shelves and bamboo-lined drawers. Open cubbies across the top display books and sentimental objects. A storage bin holding extra sheets, inset right, slides under the bed.
WITH ITS ODD DIAMOND SHAPE,
an awkward entrance, and a serious lack of storage, the master bedroom in Georgina and Doug Miltenberger’s 1940s Portland, Oregon, home was more akin to a nightmare than a dream. Adding to its woes were a cramped, inconveniently located closet and faulty baseboard heating that never quite warmed the room. “It was cold, literally and figuratively,” Georgina says. Designer Chelly Wentworth helped them transform the tired bedroom into a serene master suite with plenty of space for stashing clothes, accessories, and media. New cabinetry around the bed jump-started the renovation, blending style and storage for a fresh look.
Surrounding the bed with storage, above, freed just enough space for a feminine, painted desk in one corner, left. Here, Georgina writes thank-you notes and applies makeup. Stationery supplies, along with lipsticks and eye shadows, tuck inside the desk drawers.
ROOM WITH A VIEW
A charming window seat, right, encloses a new, energy-efficient radiator. Its painted, perforated metal surround allows heat to circulate easily. The cushioned seat offers an ideal perch for putting on shoes or reviewing the day’s calendar.
OPEN AND SHUT
A floor-to-ceiling, built-in corner cabinet, left, hides a flat-screen television. When the cabinet is open, the TV is visible from the bed. Shelves and baskets below organize accessories, towels, and extra linens.