“I’ve always wanted to smash a guitar over someone’s head. You can’t do that with a piano.” – Elton John
As a silly decorator – having a piano in the home thrills me almost as much for the design opportunity as for the music. It’s a gorgeous table top and art ledge rolled into a piece that is both functional, beautiful and musical. What to do with that lovely space above? For uprights – I prefer an asymmetrical decorating approach. They are the more casual pianos and not treated as preciously as baby grands and grands that take up a lot of space (and look amazing doing so). Grand pianos tend to have a more formal, luxurious look. Here’s a round up of a few styled “Spaces Above” that I like – I threw in one symmetrical look for those of you whose psyche’s need that. I put in a photo of my own piano at the end.