Working on this colorful glam piano and sitting room was a blast… It’s so fun decorating for a client who has a similar design style as your own, who also happens to be a good friend. With Melissa, it’s a pretty safe bet that if I’d put it in my home, she’ll like it in hers. We both crave the colorful, and we both love GLAM! Melissa and her husband Chad aren’t afraid to take risks in their home, which they share with their four boys, making them a joy to work with!
When you enter their front door, a space immediately to the right is designated on the builder’s plans as a formal dining room. After trying it out as a playroom for her four boys (drove her crazy… all you mamas know what I mean = TOYS!), and then a formal dining room (that never got used), Melissa decided she wanted a beautiful room to house their piano, as well as a cozy and beautiful place to sit and read.
Although she has the same wall color through her kitchen and dining area that I do, Benjamin Moore Nimbus – 1465, for her piano room, Melissa wanted something a little deeper to contrast against the white board and batten installed after moving in. We chose another Benjamin Moore color Chelsea Gray – HC-168.
As always, I’m on the hunt for a bargain, and we’ve gotten creative to stretch decorating dollars as far as we can (why spend more when you can spend less?!), which means the piano and buffet are Craigslist and online garage sale finds given new life through paint and updated hardware. Eventually the builder grade light fixture will be swapped out for something ultra glam and sparkly, but I was antsy to get this posted. ?
The gorgeous pink curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen – not just for teens! If you are into color, this is a fantastic place to check for curtains… They are high quality and lined, which is hard to find at a decent price point. They aren’t a steal, but I think window treatments are an area worth investing a few more dollars in, because the hope is that you’ll love them and keep them for a while, and when they are bad, it really shows and drags the feel of your room down drastically.
The canvas art is from World Market… Tip: they have sales frequently, and send you coupons if you sign up for their emails! Here is a piece with similar colors and feel.
We left the styling for the piano pretty clean and simple, and let the beauty of each individual piece speak for itself.
Other sources: Teal box on piano – Home Goods; Vintage brass candlesticks – Goodwill; Pink floral – Home Goods, spray painted vase gold; Books wrapped in paper from World Market; Lamps – TJ Maxx: Throw pillow – Society6; Throw blanket – Home Goods; Print on piano – Marshalls
So how do you feel about color? Do you crave it like me and Melissa, or are you more into neutrals?