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Water glass provides privacy and keeps the look streamlined and clean.

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Dressing Room Dreams

Custom solutions make Liz Thuston's space more than just a closet

After raising a family in their Cherokee Bend home of 27 years, Liz Thuston and her husband Bobby were ready for renovations. First came a kitchen refresh, and then it was time to create the highly functional and luxurious custom closet Liz long imagined. After considering other options, Liz tapped Birmingham-based Kelley Lyle with California Closets to design her space. Quickly furnished 3D renderings and the availability of high-end finishes were two reasons the Thustons chose to work with California Closets. “Kelly was wonderful to work with. She is just so much fun,” Liz shared. “What we have now is not just a closet–it’s a luxurious dressing room!” At 15x5 feet, the space isn’t huge but is laid out to suit the homeowners' needs perfectly. When asked how Bobby feels about the makeover, Liz says, “He is just as excited about it as I am.” 

1/ The Thustons chose brushed gold hardware and cabinets in Misty Orchard, a soothing off-white finish. Here, Liz’s work as a stylist shines through her display of handbags and shoes. 

2/ Bobby’s side of the closet includes dual hangers for bathrobes and thoughtful amenities like pull-out tie racks and valet rods.

3/ “The mirror makes it!” After seeing inspiration on Instagram, Liz knew she wanted to incorporate a full-length mirror to conceal her shoe collection. 

4/ Generously proportioned jewelry organizers neatly contain Liz’s baubles, while the counter above displays family photos.

  • Water glass provides privacy and keeps the look streamlined and clean.
  • A laundry hamper is integrated into the lower drawer on Bobby's side of the closet.
  • Liz's shoes are tidily kept behind the full length mirror.
  • Easily accessible and organized jewelry is a must for a stylist.