I bought an antique painted Chinese folding screen the other day which I plan to use in a bedroom that I’m working on. When I was growing up we had a screen that my mum made with panels of fabric that she had painted with palm leaves. It was one of those fixture pieces that I remember always being around and used for so many purposes- to section off part of a room, to create a ‘guest room’ when visitors had to sleep on the fold-out couch, to hide unattractive storage. When I was a teenager and started buying pieces for my future home I remember my mum telling me to look out for beautiful screens as they are so useful! I love how the folding screen above is like a textured wall – it goes right up to the ceiling.
This is my inspiring photo of the moment (above-also below), which I came across at the Georgetown Dish. When I first saw it I caught my breath! I love the teal screen in the background, the mirror hung over it, the chest, modern lamp, white foo dogs – yes, pretty much everything about it!!
How gorgeous is this green painted screen (above)? If I came across this in an antique shop I think I’d pass out, It’s so beautiful. Love it paired with the grey velvet chair and the picture that picks up on the green.