Art of Design Challenge: Melissa Jane Veinotte, Closet Envy Inc.
January 14, 2020 | 9:41 pm UTC
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Back wall - designed by Melissa Jane Veinotte, Closet Envy Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Photo By Melissa Jane Veinotte, Closet Envy Inc.

Closet designers across the country were asked to participate in ACSP’s design challenge. Each participating designer was sent a layout with dimensions and specs of the room to be designed which included some of the following: Left and right walls: attic access, skylight, and sloped ceiling; Back wall: client’s mirror and two sconces; Front wall: switch 5 inches from left and 45 inches off the floor.
 
The layout, based on a design by Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry, also included the following notes: A Ladies Dressing Room with 80 pairs of shoes, a display area, a full-length mirror (can use client’s), two sconces (can be eliminated), one hamper, lots of drawers, some gowns and no budget. The designers were asked to submit line drawings and 3D renderings if available and to give a brief explanation of what they did and why.
 
Here’s what the participating designers submitted:
 
Name: Melissa Jane Veinotte
 
Company: Closet Envy Inc.
 
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
 
Closet or Cabinet company: Closet
 
Independent or Franchise: Independent
 
Design notes: 
Left wall - free- standing units pulled off the wall with backing
 
Left wall - designed by Melissa Jane Veinotte, Closet Envy Inc.
 
Right wall - free- standing units pulled off the wall with backing
 
Left and right wall - Removable panel to access attic behind unit with base moulding in white to conceal
 
Right wall - designed by Melissa Jane Veinotte, Closet Envy Inc.
 
Waterfall edge around bench seat
 
Accent drawer fronts: Modern Style -Winter
 
Base Cabinets: White
 
Waterfall countertops and backing: Licorice
 
Main drawer and hamper fronts: Allegra Style – White
 
Hardware: Graphite
 
Total Bid: Not submitted

Additional Art of Design Challenge entries:

 

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.