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Feb 2, 2016

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

By: ELLE Canada

Closet
Feb 2, 2016

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

By: ELLE Canada
 

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Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

From drab to drop-dead gorgeous: That's the only way to describe what designer Christine Dovey did when she transformed a 50-shades-of-grey boardroom into a fashionable bistro! Follow us on Insta to see what's happening in the #ELLECanadaCloset!   READ MORE: Christine Dovey's mood board for the new #ELLECanadaCloset

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

It was three times a charm with this beautiful sign that Andrew Hibbs of Vancouver-based endeavourneon.com created for our closet. The first time Andrew sent it the words ELLE and Closet were broken. The next time, ELLE didn’t survive the postal run. But on the third attempt all the pieces arrived!   READ MORE: 50 dreamy wedding dresses from the couture runways

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

The makeover extended to the area outside of the closet as we revamped the ELLE team meeting space.   Ikea 365+ BRASA Pendant lamp ($69.99), at ikea.com; Ikea PS 2012 armchairs ($99 each), at ikea.com; Ikea KALLAX shelving unit ($159), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: 50 best dresses under $150

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

Ikea cabinetry was given a custom upgrade with trim from Metrie.   Ikea PAX/BERGSBO wardrobe unit ($325), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: In conversation with a fashion icon

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

“This print is called "Bang Dem Sticks and it was created by breaking apart a simple stripe print and laying the broken pieces out again with very strategic blank spaces,” explains designer Breanne Schaap of dropitmodern.com.   "Bang Dem Sticks" wallpaper ($62 USD), at dropitmodern.com.   READ MORE: Jump on this denim trend before it blows up

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

“I jumped at the opportunity to create a piece of artwork for such an iconic brand and I was immediately drawn to the whole closet concept,” explains artist Juniper Briggs. “An intimate and stylish space where the readers would learn tantalizing tidbits and interesting tips from celebrities and experts alike. What’s not to love?! The fact that my artwork, entitled “ELLEgance” is able to add to that experience is amazing! It almost feels like I get to be a fly on the wall in the most elegant of haute spots." "Bombshell Kisses" print ($57.55), at etsy.com, Ikea RIBBA frame ($19.99), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: The delightfully fuzzy jacket all the celebs are wearing

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

The new #ELLECanadaCloset

“This piece definitely gave us some challenges,” says Jodie Merson of J&J Made. “When it arrived it looked fabulous, but once we started to take a closer look there were a few cracks in the frame and the back legs were damaged. We fixed the cracks and stripped the legs down to the original wood. Once that was done, it took multiple attempts at mixing paint and stain to match the finish of the front legs. After the frame was fixed and touched up we were ready to go! The whole project took us about five days of non-stop work to complete the transformation. The fabric came from Tonic Living and is called Snow Leopard, Silver. It was fun to work with leopard prints, instead of plain grey.”   "Snow Leopard" silver fabric ($26.94/yard), at tonicliving.com, Ikea SCOLD sheepskin rug ($249), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: Why we all want to dress like the new Gucci girl

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

The new #ELLECanadaCloset

“The graffiti pillows I created for the #ELLECanadaCloset are limited edition and were specifically imagined for this project,” explains Hollie Cooper, a former makeup artist turned interior designer. “But you can get the pillow with the black lips at Black Rooster Decor (blackroosterdecor.com) in store & online.” We loved Hollie’s designer philosophy: “Surround yourself with what you love and don’t take it, or yourself, too seriously. It should be fun like fashion.”   The "Dovey" pillow, ($54.95 for polyfill, $71.95 for feather, $46.95 cover only), at tonicliving.com, Black Lips pillow ($165 USD), at blackroosterdecor.com.   READ MORE: Graphic lines that make a statement

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

“We used top-quality brass kick plates to add a crisp finish to the built in cabinets and bar. explains Josh Trump, from Druthers & Hammond by RMS.   West Elm Globe Pendants ($425 for two 14-inch lights), at westelm.com, Gold Rochelle backless stools ($250 USD), at blackroosterdecor.com, Ikea SEKTION base cabinets with Caesarstone quartz counter in London Grey ($143 each), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: The sweatshirts are the definition of luxe  

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

“Our Crystalline wallpaper was inspired by geodes and onyx rock. We treasure the natural, flowing movement these rocks create,” explains designer Breanne Schaap of dropitmodern.com. “We mirrored that effect and compartmentalized it. This print was color customized by Christine Dovey and her genius play on color.”   Organic Short Hair Sheepskin rug ($395), at blackroosterdecor.com, Crystalline Black wallpaper ($62 USD), at dropitmodern.com, STAVE mirror ($149.97), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: The inspiration behind the new #ELLECanadaCloset

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

“We knew that luxury brands would be appearing on the hangers so they had to be lux,” explains Josh, from Druthers & Hammond by RMS. “We achieved that by using brass hooks and a quality wooden hanger construction. The finishing touch was the logo #ElleCanadaCloset in black. We are thrilled with the end result.”   READ MORE: Let these fuzzy pieces fill a void in your closet

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

Ikea DOCKSTA Table ($269), at ikea.com, Ikea MALM dressing table ($189), at ikea.com, Ikea BRIMNES bookcase in custom colour ($129), at ikea.com, Womy accent chair ($899), at mobilia.ca.   READ MORE: Exactly what is “lampshading?”

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

Geo Stool ($295 USD), at blackroosterdecor.com.   READ MORE: The top model Instagrams of the week

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

The new #ELLECanadaCloset

EKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM shelves ($29.99), at ikea.com (We sprayed-painted the brackets with Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold).   READ MORE: A well-known Toronto Instagrammer reveals the truth about Instagram fame

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

READ MORE: Testing 3 new matte lipsticks under $15

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

Womy barcart ($599), at mobilia.ca, Ikea GUNNABO frame ($9.99), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: How to make a viral video according to Kendall Jenner

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

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By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

Before and after: The #ELLECanadaCloset

Fashion Forward doors from metrie.com.   READ MORE: Gigi Hadid's most eye-catching looks

By: ELLE Canada Source: Evaan Kheraj Credits: ELLE Canada

Before and after: The new ELLE Canada Closet

The new #ELLECanadaCloset

Ikea BILLY/OXBERG bookcase ($169 each), at ikea.com and BILLY bookcase ($49), at ikea.com.   READ MORE: See Christine Dovey's mood board for the new #ELLECanadaCloset

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