Room Divider of the Week!

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reg-1283139360-158108A new room divider has caught my eye this week – it has sort of a Frank Lloyd Wright vibe going on, and reminds me of the inspired stained glass silk scarves that were popular during a certain decade (not to be mentioned here), but this version is more elegant and does not have the cheesy colors.

I love the Greenwich Folding Screen because it is a totally new style of room divider that I have not yet seen.  It breaks free of the Asian inspired themed room screens that we are so used to seeing, whether they are shoji screens or rice paper with flower shadows on them, let’s face it, there are a lot of Asian room dividers out there so it’s nice to see something new.

It’s also different from all of the contemporary folding screens that are so popular these days, the ones with bright colors and modern art painted on both sides.  This room divider makes a statement of its own, but it does so with its architectural details, not with bright colors.  This screen has three panels which is the most versatile size, what most people need for use at home or the office.  The wooden frame features a very dark, black finish, a great contrast to the off white fiber paper panels on the insides.  Additional structural elements are added at the bottom and top using thin rectangular wood frames, giving it that stained glass look minus the color.

I can only imagine how beautiful this room divider would look with a light behind it, casting a soft glow through the fiber paper  – I think the rectangular designs would almost look like a city skyline when used this way!  Have fun with this elegant new room divider by Adesso!

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Multi Purpose Room Dividers

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reg-6090When you hear the term Room Divider, what do you think of? Do you automatically picture a Japanese inspired shoji screen, a wooden grid style frame with rice paper inserts? Or perhaps you remember a shutter room divider that was in your home or that of a friend or neighbor when you were growing up? Well, a room divider lives up to its name in many instances, literally dividing a large room into separate pieces. And, we’ve talked about some of the other functions that a room divider can serve around the home. To recap: A folding screen can provide privacy, also called a privacy screen a great option for studio apartments, or large bedrooms. Two shoji screens set up side by side can offer privacy in front of a sliding glass door at nighttime, and then, during the day, they simply fold away a fun alternative to drapes and curtains. And, a very beautiful, painted screen can be a decorative focal point in the bedroom, living room or office. But some room dividers are designed with multiple uses in mind, and this is what I am focusing on today. For example, a bookcase style room divider is just as effective as a traditional room screen, but has the added bonus of holding books, and displaying collectibles. Similarly, a full size dressing screen with a mirror is a great alternative its counterparts, with three full-length mirrors and angles that allow you to see your outfit from all sides. A room divider with pockets takes storage a step further, and is a great choice for the bedroom. The simple metal frame is complemented and softened by a canvas panel with pockets that are great for holding everything from scarves and accessories to magazines and writing materials! Whatever your home needs in terms of functional and stylish storage, a multi purpose room divider can help!

 

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