See inside: A wall bed transformation in a mid-century modern Charlotte home

See inside: A wall bed transformation in a mid-century modern Charlotte home
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This content was produced in partnership with California Closets. 


The Patels always knew that part of their 1964 ranch home’s transformation would include adding a fourth bedroom.

But during the pandemic, they realized the extra room would have to be multifunctional to support working from home.

The solution: They called on the pros at California Closets to design a wall bed that would match their mid-century modern style and make the room functional as a bedroom, office and storage space.

We asked Ambrish Patel and his California Closets designer, Shelley Carpenter, about the project.

Shelley (left) and the Patels (right). 


What was your motivation for this project?

Ambrish: We always wanted to expand our home with a fourth bedroom, and after the pandemic, we realized we also needed office space.

We’re minimalists with a mid-century modern style, but above all we needed functionality. To compromise, we started looking into wall beds.

What was the vision for this project?

Shelley: The Patels enclosed the back third of their living room to serve as a home office and guest room.

The “flex” space needed to have:

  • A neutral palette.
  • A queen-size wall bed.
  • Several places to store bedding, clothing, and office items.

Before and after of the space.

What do you think of the final space?

Shelley: Amazing! I enjoyed creating the contemporary aesthetic through the California Closets product line.

Ambrish: We love the clean look, sleek lines and high quality. You would never suspect a bed was behind those cabinet doors.

  • One of the most important reasons why we chose a wall bed from California Closets was their soft-close hydraulics system because safety was a must.

Did anything unexpected come up in the design process?

Shelley: This was my first installation onto a brick wall. We initially discussed covering it, but after further conversations decided to keep it exposed and paint it white. Now, it adds texture and depth to the room.

What California Closets products did you use in this room?

Shelley: The main finish is Linen from the Tesoro collection and the coordinating countertop is Sorrento from the Lago collection. We used slab door and drawer fronts with contemporary black hardware.

  • There’s also file drawer storage, space for hanging clothes, and a slide-out shelf for a printer.

What was it like working with California Closets?

Ambrish: Working with California Closets was by far the smoothest process we’ve had during our renovations.

We needed to change our design six times, but Shelley was patient, personable and reassuring during the whole process. Despite supply chain delays, the turnaround time was reasonable.

Here’s a look around the space


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This content was produced in partnership with California Closets. 

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