From Margaret on August 12th, 2010 in Window Replacement
Windows are literally the barriers between us and the outside world. And it is no surprise that changing window treatments can revolutionize the atmosphere of a space. Where lush, velvet curtains pooling on the floor fits one space, simple screens suit another. These three examples show different materials for covering windows while letting in the summer light.
Here, nArchitects have installed screens in a New York loft, providing privacy without obstructing the view. Three layers of screens have been added to allow for variation in the light. Also check out their sliding doors in bendable plywood liner.
#2—Coming Full Circle
This unusually-shaped room gets an extra distinguishing element in the curtains, which have been installed on a circular rod, allowing not only privacy from the outside, but from the rest of the room. The same effect can be achieved, of course, by using straight rods in a square shape.
Sleek and inconspicuous when up and definitely noticeable when drawn, these shades add personality and whimsy without fuss. Each handmade piece turns the need to block the outside world into a chance to view art by night. Cityscapes of Tokyo and Helsinki available, with Paris and Stockholm forthcoming.