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Pink Peonies on Alice Lane: The Design

Pink Peonies on Alice Lane: The Design

I admire people that passionately do what they love and make a career out of it – and Rachel Parcell takes fashion seriously! When the opportunity came to design a closet for the famed Pink Peonies blogger, I enlisted Christy Cook, Senior Designer, to dream and scheme with me. We imagined the perfect place to put together an outfit, a space where Rachel could showcase her beautiful shopping finds, comfortably work at her desk, and talk about what she loves while being surrounded by it. An office, inside a dream closet! That’s what we’ll do!

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

The space could be anything we wanted it to be! Rachel and Drew had just sold their home and they were starting to build again. We had the square footage to make Rachel’s dreams come true so we borrowed a little space to create a shoe room. A shoe room!! I can hear music playing…and see twirling dresses!!

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

Lucky for us at the first presentation Rachel was all yeses! We pitched custom millwork painted white with mirrors lining them. Adding sparkle to every wall in the closet would reflect light and all of the beautiful treasures layered in front of them. We drafted built-ins for hanging clothes and boxes above them for for purses, special shoe boxes, and beautiful shopping bags.

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

We left space in front of the picture window for a free-standing desk where Rachel could sit and write her blog. Flanking the windows with built-in shelving gave us more space to display fashion books, purses, and rows and rows of sunglasses. We envisioned tailored roman shades lined with pink silk layered with a sheer organza fabric with embroidered polka-dots. All would be set atop a leopard print wall to wall broadloom carpet. For the space in-between we drew up a free-standing island filled with pink velvet lined drawers where Rachel could house all of her statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and watches. We had the craftsman make the surface of the island with an inset glass top so all of her jewelry could be seen from above. And the cherry on top!? A glass chandelier made up of 3 rows of layered glass rods that looks like pink fringe hovering over the island. I don’t know who was more excited – us or Rachel!

rachel parcell closet | alice lane home collection

rachel parcell | alice lane home collection

 

Stay tuned to see the final reveal!

love, jessica | alice lane home collection

 

[photos from presentation by Heather Telford]

Comments

  • August 8, 2014
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    Great post! So informative and I love that you included the elevation sketches and floorplan. Looking forward to the beautiful reveal of the finished space!

    Deanna
    http://www.DesigningGal.ca

  • August 9, 2014
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    What a fun project! Enjoyed hearing about the design process and seeing sketches + photos.

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

  • August 10, 2014
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    Can’t wait to see the big reveal! As an avid Pink Peonies reader- I’ve always wanted to ask for the source of the leopard carpet, love it!! Would you share the name/brand etc? Thanks. 🙂

  • August 10, 2014
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    Absolutely love the idea of office space inside a closet. I am especially fond of the desk and noticed that it appears to be the same design as was used in the Pierce bedroom post. Who is it by?

  • August 11, 2014
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    I love the desk chair! Are there more available? If so, do you ship? And how could I go about getting a price quote? Thanks so much!

  • August 11, 2014
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    How much is that amazing chandelier? And how much would shipping to Oregon be?

  • August 11, 2014
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    Just saw the finished post on the Pink Peonies blog, and have to say you ladies do STUNNING work. Can anyone tell me what paint was used for the walls–namely the wonderful shade of pink? And a second inquiry, how about that chair? Gorgeous! Thanks in advance.

    -Kira @ http://www.thechromatist.com

  • August 11, 2014
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    Just saw the finished post on the Pink Peonies blog, and have to say you ladies do STUNNING work. Can anyone tell me what paint was used for the walls–namely the wonderful shade of pink? And a second inquiry, how about that chair? Gorgeous! Thanks in advance.

    -Kira

      • September 10, 2014
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        Love love love the design! I wish you had a location in Miami! Did you ever post the paint color used in the closet?

        Thanks!

  • August 11, 2014
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    Sue

    Can you provide the DIMs of the closet plus the size of the island. Thank you. Beautiful work!

  • August 11, 2014
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    LOVE THIS! Can you please share the brand or manufacture of leopard carpeting? Thanks

  • August 12, 2014
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    This is so beautiful! As a former Certified Kitchen Designer, now a stay at home mom, I appreciate all the details! Fondly, Crystal

  • August 12, 2014
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    What a fantastic space! Can you share where to purchase the desk lamp? Thanks in advance…and please speak up if you can do long distance consulting?

  • August 19, 2014
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    Hello,
    I wanted to know how much the desk is that was featured on Rach Parcell’s blog. Thank you!

  • September 15, 2014
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    This is stunning. Can I get details on that desk?

  • October 11, 2014
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    I love looking at this space; I just keep coming back to it. You all did a stunningly beautiful job. I have been looking all over the place for the brand of carpeting that was used? I love that you mention in your other post that if you are even thinking about using a patterned carpet, you should take the plunge and do it.
    It really does make the space that much more special.
    I was hoping you would share the brand- is it Karastan? And if so, is it leopard, or cheetah?
    Love your work! Thanks,
    Lori

  • January 15, 2015
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    I loved the Pink Peonies design. Such talented ladies!
    I wish I had the space for such a creation in my house.
    I was wondering about the beautiful desk that was featured and mostly the price please. Thank you!

  • September 27, 2015
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    Was the island custom or do you sell it?

  • June 9, 2016
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    Hello!
    Such a beautiful design! Can you provide me with the names of the paint colors that you used on the walls pretty pink peonies please?

  • December 1, 2016
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    I, too, would like to know the price on the desk featured in Rach Parcell’s closet. I love that idea. Thanks.

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