CONSIDER SELECTIVE SCREENING
Open shelving is economical and allows easy access, but home study paraphernalia doesn’t often make for a pretty display. Jane had to be able to keep an eye on what her sons were doing at the computer but, with the room located at the top of the stairs, didn’t want mess on display. A half-screen of slatted timber offers a smart solution. “Dividing the area like this means it does still feel like a separate room,” says Jane. To help keep their books and school stuff under control, each son has a bank of bookshelves (in George Fethers timber veneer in Nero), with a shelf in between for the printer.