I recently post this front room brainstorming sesh with the intent to give my sitting room a sort of 1920's + oriental + industrial vibe. Well, I've changed my mind. Why? Because I found a room divider screen so much more perfect than the oriental-inspired cherry blossom one.
First of all, I should explain why a folding screen is the focal point of this room. I'm adopting two cats and will be welcoming them into my home tomorrow. The front room will be their main digs – where their beds, food bowls, toys, and litter boxes will be. (It's a large room.) But since it's also the first room I enter in my apartment, I don't want the litter box to be the first thing I see. I also don't want it to be so hidden away that it's inconvenient to get to and clean.
So my solution is to hide the litter boxes behind a beautiful folding screen. The cats can do their duty with an element of privacy. I can walk in and see something lovely rather than the opposite. And when it's time to scoop, I can simply fold the screen and move it out of the way to do the dirty work – then effortlessly put it back afterward.
I stumbled upon a folding screen featuring Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and it was love at first sight. This is one of my favorite paintings and the colors will work perfectly with the paint I've bought and the furniture I already have. The walls will be coral, furniture mostly black, accents in shades of cream and ivory, and bits of teal blue and sea-foam green thrown about.
I want this room to be stunning and dramatic when I walk in from being at work. I think Venus ought to do the trick.
I'll be painting walls tonight, shopping for cat supplies tomorrow, and eagerly looking forward to my folding screen arriving so that I can start to pull this room together.
What do you think?