Panels from an 18th century French screen hang on the wall as a focal point in this beautiful, neutral traditional dining room. A long neutral curtain with a leaf border design hangs in front of glass French doors allowing outdoor access. Natural light from the doors and above windows illuminate the soft details of the room and dark wooden dining table.
You will need two panels from one sheet and one panel from the second sheet. Cut the panels 92” long and at least 37-1/2” wide. They can be wider, if possible, for more gathers in the finished project. On the two long sides of each panel, fold over the edge 1/2” and then fold it again. Press with an iron, if necessary to hold it in place, and pin about 6” apart. Sew a seam along the fold very close to the edge.
Ceiling fans on a paneled ceiling can be functional and complete the look of a screened-in porch. For this fireside porch, Atlanta Decking and Fence also added extra details such as recessed lighting, curtains and molding.
On the two short sides of each panel, use a seam gauge to fold over 4” and press in place. Fold the top edge of the fold over 1/2” and pin in place. Sew a seam along the fold very close to the edge, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam. Remove any excess threads.
This bathroom blends original details like the wall's rich wood paneling with lots of modern comforts such as the walk-in shower and freestanding tub. Frosted glass on the lower windows ensures privacy as well as plenty of natural light.
This clever Japanese shoji panel closet runs along an entire 20-foot wall and has no side panels, so there’s plenty of room for clothes, a home theater, boxes, household goods and more. It was designed by Hanson Hsu of Delta H Design Inc., who used natural tone basswood with “Synskin” as a new technology substitute for delicate paper. The classic shoji design allows a beautiful contrast to the exposed wood trusses and concrete floors of the modern residential structure.
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
The screened-in porch has a stone fireplace and a swing for lazy days and chilly nights. Designers used a a semi-transparent gray stain for the ceiling's wood paneling that allows the wood grain to be visible and matches the tones of the stonework.
This traditional living space is lined with dark-stained recessed-paneled walls and built-in bookcases. The rich-wood look is continued with the fireplace mantel, coffee table and display column. A tufted leather chair, red upholstered furniture, gold accessories and the decorative fireplace screen add to the upscale, Tudor-style vibe.
A wood slat wall with a retractable screen offers privacy when needed but also allows for views of the yard when retracted. The indoor living room flows seamlessly into the living space on the porch via sliding glass doors.