Close-Up: When the Floor Becomes the Wall

Close-Up: When the Floor Becomes the Wall

Jill Slater
Oct 17, 2007

To create visual privacy, Justine and David, of Inside Out fame, went for one of the more unusual screen solutions...

Affordable and easily available, tatami mats were the answer! One day, Justine was shopping at Urban Outfitters and they were having a sale on the mats. She bought 2, came home, and turned then on their sides. With a flick of the wrist, the flat mat became an elegantly waved wall.

As guests started showing up in their open plan loft home, Justine and David bought more mats and made 'sleeping pods.' The mats come in different colors and are often made of bamboo--a resilient and renewable resource.

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