After: Neat Nooks
Starting fresh included white paint, cream rug tiles, and a new aluminum bar. Bulky shoe boxes were ditched. Now Mia’s most used pairs stay in floor cubbies, while dressier options live in clear boxes up top (they hinge open in front). Mia used to put on makeup while standing at her mirrored doors; a new wall-mounted vanity is a more comfortable place to primp. The white storage ottoman, which conceals workout clothes, tucks under the vanity but blends in with Mia’s decor if left out. The room doesn’t get much natural light, so a battery-powered spotlight mounted under the upper shelf lets Mia distinguish her black pants from her navy ones.
To buy (from top): Rite Lite Wireless 9-LED Tri-Accent light, $17, amazon.com. Lewis storage cube, $209, potterybarn.com. Flor Rake Me Over carpet squares in bone, $17 each, flor.com.