Urban Privacy

Living downtown definitely has many advantages . . . the convenience, walk-ability, energy, access to workplaces, nightlife, shopping and dining. One of the challenges of urban living can be creating or preserving privacy. With a little creativity and not much expense, you can add privacy without sacrificing light or space.

window privacy

 

This unique window treatment creates an artsy visual barrier to the sidewalk without blocking natural light.

 

 

The courtyard of this townhouse faces a busy street but easily becomes a private outdoor retreat with the addition of a silk boxwood hedge supported by several narrow rectangular pots. The result is plenty of sunlight yet complete privacy from anyone passing by.

silk privacy hedge

Think outside the box when considering design alternatives for your window, courtyard or terrace. Decor items that aren’t specifically intended for screening can, when grouped together, can create an artful display that functions as a unique privacy screen.

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