Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Grand Piano Room

Earlier this year we started working on a project to create a beautiful piano room for a client.  She had purchased a mahogany grand piano and wanted the room to showcase the elegant lines of the piano and reflect her style. 

She loves a traditional style and after living in various countries and along the East Coast she has collected many wonderful moments that she wanted to showcase.  For this space we wanted to give her a way to showcase these pieces as well as provide hidden storage for the piano music.  Due to the size of the piano there was not a lot of room for furniture, but her needs were meet with two comfortable fauteuil (pronounced foh-til) chairs.  We selected a beautiful large bookcase to house all of the piano music and showcase various books and collectibles.  Selecting furnishings that are multi-functional can help to conserve space in a smaller room. Along with the furniture we also made sure to bring the traditional styling in through the use of custom finish work. Note the gorgeous window casings and the large crown molding shelf that really bring in that tradional charm.

The fauteuil chairs were fully customized with a fun vivid floral and offset with a colorful back panel and a red welt. She loves the outdoors and when she said she "would rather weed all day long than scrub a toilet for five minutes" I knew we needed to bring the outdoors in so she could truly enjoy this space.   You may remember these chairs from an earlier blog post that featured these custom chairs.  To finish the space we placed a petite end table between them with storage. It's always great to have added storage even in the little furnishings.

We also proposed painting the entire main level a soft buttery yellow to warm up the space and make it hers.  She had a similar yellow in a previous home and loved it.  Custom drapes were hung from medallions and sit stationary next to the window.  Functioning drapes were not needed in this space, but the fabric element adds a nice layer to the room.  Woven wood shades were then added to the windows for privacy and to bring in a casual element reminding us again of nature. Take a look through and let us know how you like the results. Just know that we're still waiting on a few pieces like art that the client is deciding on to finish the space. We'll repost pictures as soon as we have them.  


AFTER


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Before
After - Fully done space with piano and bookcase.

Here are a few different ways to arrange your bookcase.  It doesn't have to strictly feature books.   Adding photos, collectibles and even plants is a great way to break things up.
Here we placed books on their sides and placed items on top of them. 

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