Artist's LoftModern Living Room, New York
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13. Metal BeadsStrings of beads hung from the ceiling might conjure up a groovy ’70s vibe, but as this New York City loft shows, metal beads make for a chic room divider.
2. The Beaded CurtainThen: Beaded curtains were usually made of threaded glass, plastic, bamboo or acrylic beads, and were an affordable semiprivate barrier. They were popular in beach shacks and surf hangouts, where they let sea breezes waft through. The click and rustle of a beaded curtain found favor among hippies and devotees of feng shui.Now: The concept of a flexible, semiprivate barrier is tailor-made for modern, open-plan interiors. Today’s beaded curtains use ball chain construction in a variety of metals — stainless steel, brass, zinc, copper and powder-coated — to coordinate with decors. Metallic bead curtains look fantastic in loft-type conversions that favor hard, edgy industrial materials.
It takes surprisingly little to suggest the boundary of a space.