Monday, September 26, 2011

Tickle the ivories in style

When it comes to designing a space in a home that includes a piano, I like to replace the standard issue piano bench with one that is aesthetically appealing.
Using a Kravet outdoor textile I called upon Sedersi, Inc. to create this Greek key bench for a client's living room. The detail of the double self welt for the trim, the subtle touch of yellow it adds to the room and the high gloss black bench to match the baby grand makes for a striking piece of furniture. 
There is something special about a home with a musical instrument being played. Do you play an instrument? Here's to a wonderful week!

16 comments:

5th and State said...

excellent choice lisa, love the fabric!
debra

The Buzz Blog said...

Sadly the two that are played at our house is drums and a tuba... so we keep the musicians in the converted garage!
xxoo

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Absolutely love the fabric...such a designer;s touch that really elevates the space!

Environs Development said...

a bench fit for the piano playing gods of mt. olympus!

Carole said...

Love the fabric.

designchic said...

Such a beautiful fabric. I took many years of piano (6, I think) and can hardly play a thing now. Love to hear someone talented play!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Clever and comfy!!! Ty had is drum lesson today (he's got good beats) and tomorrow Carter has guitar. They took piano but didn't really last. I keep hoping they'll come back to it!!

xoxo Elizabeth

STYLE'N said...

Not to mention how comfortable this looks! I played the piano for many many years growing up. I miss it..I tell my husband that one day I want a grand piano in our home!

Debby said...

This is such an awesome idea. Not only is it more visually pleasing then a standard hard bench but it's comfy too!! xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This is beautiful. Delicate and strong at the same time.

I also want to thank you for what you wrote about my interview on Tina's blog. It was so sweet of you!

Have a fantastic Tuesday!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Such a great idea! Love the way it turned out.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It never occurred to me to replace our piano bench but I think it would really freshen up the look. Our piano is fairly plain and I'm thinking a smaller bench covered in a fun pattern would make a nice impact. Thanks for sharing this tip!

Karena said...

It is gorgeous!! I wish I had learned to play an instrument, as I love music so much!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Stevie said...

I don't play an instrument but I enjoy oil painting. I wanted to learn flute as a child but was to shy to ask my parents. I am sure now that they would have agreed. Too late, I guess.

The bench is lovely. I've an old friend in Dallas with a baby grand piano. It is so enjoyable to hear him play it. Do you play?

Pearsontvsk said...

It is gorgeous!! I wish I had learned to play an instrument, as I love music so much! xoxo Karena Art by Karena

King said...

Not to mention how comfortable this looks! I played the piano for many many years growing up. I miss it..I tell my husband that one day I want a grand piano in our home!