making room for music

Talk about one super-sized, spontaneous furniture purchase — a baby grand!  We have been toying around with the idea of a piano for a couple of years now.  The bottom line is I didn’t want to give up some of my favorite furniture pieces.  They weren’t fancy or expensive pieces, I just couldn’t bare to part with them.  But, I did.  And I am so glad I did.  My son has been filling our house with the most beautiful music, at least in his mom’s biased opinion!  And to my surprise my daughter has been learning a song too.  Our little cottage has been vibrating with musical melodies and dramatic chords, filling it with joy.  This is a 1930′s Howard that has been restored, luckily the original ivory keys remain.  We found it on Craigslist and hired a piano man to look it over, and let us know what needed to be done to get it sounding good again.

baby grand piano in the living room

I’m not sure what decor I’ll be adding or taking away in here. At first I was thinking of placing a large beveled mirror or a salvaged door up against the wall behind the piano.  Or maybe hanging a vintage mirror collection and adding a petite cupboard under the sconce. I enjoy decorating so much more if I relax and take my time.  Just let things happen!  It is so easy to get frustrated by a never ending to do list. In all honesty when I photograph our cottage I strategically leave out the room (make that rooms) I haven’t gotten around to painting and the shoes piled up by the front door.  I try to tackle one thing at a time, but sometimes this is easier said than done. Happy decorating!

azaleas and a piano

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