Contemporary architecture is all about cutting-edge design, which is personally exciting for me as a lover of this style. The only problem is all of my stuff seems to get in the way! I can greatly appreciate a minimal space that is oh-so-cool, but my days of trying to be that are pretty much over. One impressionable way that contemporary architects are infusing their designs with personality is through architectural screens and space dividers. These can be either outside or inside and are great for letting light pass through and adding decorative elements without losing that sleek and modern look.
After my last move, I had a full on meltdown over how many decorative and useless items that I actually own, which is so not minimal (more like maximal) My biggest gripe, however, about this uber-cool sophisticatedly chic style is that it really can look slightly bare and impersonal. Sure there are those who nail it and make me think “Hey, I could totally live there!” (if I had unlimited funds and no personal items) and contemporary screens can definitely bring some major wow-factor to a space.
The coolest part about these screens and room dividers is that they allow the light to pass through, increase the amount of privacy (versus no screen) and cast some really amazing shadows in fun patterns and designs. If I had one, I’d totally use it for an atrium or courtyard because I’m in love with having a little piece of nature to be able to retreat to every now and then. They’re also great for a front entry as a method of feeling like you’re already in the space before even stepping foot inside.
What do you think of this sleek contemporary design element?
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