PERFECTLY CLAIRE designs closets, homes, and offices with an intuitive approach to efficiency. Things are organized using the idea of mise en place and stored right where you think they should be. Through purging and organizing, we make energetic room for bright, new things to enter your life. Detox anything that isn't useful or joyful to make way for inspiration, wealth, and good tidings.
Walk-In Closet - 10 Ft. Ceilings
This closet was brimming with clothing, shoes, boots, accessories and luggage. The transformation took 10 hours of organization plus time to assemble steel shelving for accessories, and to paint the edges of the upper shelves. We purchased three corrugated steel shelving units from Ikea for under $25 each, and used the shelves that came with the third one to customize the other two. I designed the shelving units according to the measurements of her shoe heights. Within different sections of the closet, I created space for a growing handbag and shoe collection. Every item in the closet was purged and organized. Clothing was ordered with ROYGBIV by season, with two seasons side by side along the same rod.
Boca Raton Home
5,000 Sq. Ft.
This closet was part of a 5,000 sq ft entire home project in Florida. The owner was a repeat client that I'd packed out of a Manhattan West Village duplex, unpacked into a Florida apartment, and who was now newly moving into this home. I unpacked and purged the home, created the winter clothing storage, managed the workmen installing light fixtures and the home theater, managed the delivery and placement of indoor and outdoor plants, and guided the delivery and placement of the owner’s new baby grand piano.
This was the organization of a brownstone owner’s duplex to prepare for renovations. , and this is before and after a 5 hour organization. In previous days, we'd created the boxes that are stacked in the top left of the photos and in the foreground from loose items on two floors of the home. We are preparing for a gut renovation. The resident still has to live day to day within the space, but also have things ready to be moved out. Before this day, I used one helper to take loose items from around the home and purge, organize, and box them. We then moved those boxes and excess furniture into storage per my suggestion to the client. You can see video of purge day below. The process took 30 hours including the storage day.
Here below, some of my team is moving the boxes into a storage unit. The owner will renovate two floors of the home and then move it all back in. This is approximately 20% of the things in the home. This project is still underway today.
Harlem Pre-War 3 Bedroom Apartment
Karma Network Pop-Up Show Set Dressing
Here I was at work at Karma Network's At a Glance Holiday Pop-Up Show as set designer and image consultant for the correspondents. My job was to make sure every vendor in the room was represented on the shelves of the set. And I ordered the foliage and directed its placement. I added a little table by our sponsor Karton sustainable furniture, between guest and host. For wardrobe, I perfected them for camera in garments they owned. No kinks in Hunter's chainy necklace, no boxy cuts in Lucy's jacket. Our guest Dr. Robi Ludwig (pictured with me) talked about her book " Your Best Age Is Now". Grace Hightower Dinero (pictured with Lucy and our Karma Network CEO, Karam Hinduja) talked about Coffee of Grace.
Sheepshead bay Home
Furniture Photography and Sale
In the job below, 4 rooms were reorganized in 7 hours to create clear setups for photographs of furniture. I then conducted online furniture sales of 20 pieces. With one helper from my team and one provided by the client, we emptied the contents of some of the cabinetry and removed unwanted furniture from the home. Here is the living room for example, and also photos of how much the owner was able to remove from her space.
Bronx Storage Unit
Purge and Move Out
Here my team purged the belongings of a hoarder that were in a storage unit. It had been sitting, paid for at approximately $150/month for six years until this day. Almost 2000lbs of trash was discarded. It was weighed at the dumpsite.