Photograph by Jeremy Levine

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

You don’t have to be a “celebrity” to want your privacy. In fact, depending on what type of person you are, privacy can be a very important issue when it comes to redecorating your home.

The most obvious way of dealing with the issue of privacy is to shut out the world through the use of windows and doors.

A solid wooden front door with just a small “peep hole” says, “I want my privacy.” Similarly, window treatments can provide the maximum “black-out” condition for your bedroom.

But don’t forget to ask your designer or contractor about the latest innovation in screens, such as the pictured mobile sunscreen, which controls both the amount of direct sunlight that enters the house and privacy.

This one is a series of 4′ by 10′ steel frame panels covered with redwood slats that rolls across a facade on a galvanized track.  The mobile panels also allow exterior spaces to be enclosed for privacy while allowing light and air to pass freely.

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