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 thing 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). The 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.
And, because a post about a piano wouldn’t be complete with something from my favorite pianist:
Laura is a Denver-based Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West.
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