Carefully handcrafted for every day

At Clos-ette we design spaces from the inside out. We focus on the intersection between the geometry of your space, your inventory, and your personality to create a cohesive and custom plan that marries both design and function.

Through this combination of bespoke high design and time-tested organizational principles, Clos-ette will help you create the unique lifestyle and look you desire in your dream home.

This philosophy sets us apart as one of the premier holistic organizational design firms in the world. Our trademarked process will help you achieve great functionality in such areas as the dressing room or kitchen, while customizing every detail, from hardware to drawer inserts, to define and maximize your space in style. Clos-ette works exclusively for a discerning clientele that expects the highest quality and standards.

First discovered by Vogue, Clos-ette and its founder Melanie Charlton Fowler are regularly included in exclusive design conferences around the world and have garnered many accolades from national and international press, including awards like the Best of Houzz, Best of New York Magazine, and Best of Goop.


No project is the same, which is why we discuss a personalized program and estimate for each new client. We work together to develop a plan that is tailored to each person’s individual needs without sacrificing our time-proven process.


Your items are the key ingredient of our tailored process. Whether we are working on a pantry silver room, kitchen, or dressing room, our goal is to marry luxury and order. We build closets that organize and merchandise your wardrobe so it is wearable, is cared for, and is beautifully displayed. We apply this philosophy to utilitarian spaces like the kitchen so that utensils, food, fine china, and tabletop receive the same impeccable treatment.


We collaborate seamlessly with project teams (your architect, designer, and builder) on private commissioned residences or lead the project ourselves from start to finish to deliver hand-drawn plans, custom-installed millwork, and inventory placement to almost anywhere in the world.


Whether we carry out a design-only project or build out the entire room, clients are welcomed into a functional yet beautiful space filled with quality cabinetry, hardware, and accessories. This is the final result of well-balanced design process that helps elevate your standard of living by allowing function to live equally beside form.

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

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Founder and Creative Director

Since 2002 Melanie has been collaborating on private commissioned residential projects that demand her unique skillset in order to analyze inventory, distill functionality, and program cabinetry.

Many of the best design firms in the world have trusted Melanie to create spaces that require special attention to detail and a complete understanding of how to live the well-lived and curated life. She excels at understanding and designing for her clients’ individual needs, and continues to grow her firm with this same philosophy.

Melanie resides between homes in New York City, Dallas, Palm Beach, and Sharon, CT with her husband Jordan, five children and two German Shepherds.


Clos-ette offers spring and summer internships for qualified undergraduate and graduate students studying Architecture or Interior Design. We have proudly hosted students from some of the top universities in the United States and Europe.

  • Completion of at least two years in an accredited academic program
  • AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and 3d modeling experience
  • English proficiency

For consideration, please send a resume and a link to your portfolio to