Recently while browsing photographer Ellen Silverman’s website, we came across this picture of Sally’s old one-bedroom apartment, where Ellen photographed a lot, both to document the space and to do food and still-life photography. The room above was a minimal, mutable space Sally used as both office and photo studio, as its south light was stunning. The curtain, which no one who worked there ever seemed to notice, actually hid a queen-size Murphy bed. At night, it would be pulled back, the bed opened, and the room would transform into a bedroom (below).
A simple linen curtain (even left unhemmed) on a wire can make for a beautiful room divider to define or hide a space:
…the fittings and wire can be found at Ikea for about $13.
Stay-tuned for Sally’s newest Murphy bed iteration, this time as a side-ways berth.
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