{Inspired By} Pianos in the Home

Pianos in the Home - Wood Piano Decorating

In our old house we had two baby grand pianos, one in our living room and one in our dining room. One was a player piano, so even if someone wasn’t around to play it for real, we could turn the button on and it would fill the house with live music. While we no longer have a piano, our home is still often filled with either live music (usually from guitars) or songs blasting on our favorite Pandora station.

Pianos in the Home - Blue Painted Pianos

My husband is a musician, my daughter is a singer, and we all love hearing music in the home. Although I’ll admit we don’t always agree on what kind of music we play. For example, right now as I’m writing my post my husband is playing some ear piercing screaming music downstairs and I would rather be hearing Mumford and Sons. But that’s a discussion for another post.

Pianos in the Home - White Painted Pianos

We do really miss having a piano though! I think pianos can definitely make a house look and feel like home. Don’t you?

Pianos in the Home - Black Pianos

Do you have a piano in your home?


Wood Pianos:
1. Style Me Pretty by Emily A. Clark – Photography by Caroline Lima // 2. Mokkasin via Decor8 // 3.Michael Penney Style, Photography by Donna Griffith; House & Home Magazine, June 2011

Blue Painted Pianos:
1. Sweet Pickins // 2. Your Home Based Mom // 3. Kammy’s Korner
White Pianos:
1. White Life // 2. Scandinavian Chic – Photography by Sara Svenningsrud // 3. Centsational Girl
Black Pianos:
1. Lonny // 2. Anna Truelsen for Bo & Leva. Photographed by Carina Olander via Daily Arch Design

Architectural Details: Shiplap Paneling

Shiplap - Designed by Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines - Magnolia Home One of my favorite architectural elements in a home is chunky wood paneling (known as shiplap or a similar tongue and groove paneling). Sigh. It makes my heart smile! When we remodeled our kitchen (above), I was so … ** Read more **

Lighting Sources in My Home

Barnlight Electric Light Flushmount Fixtures - The Inspired Room Lighting Sources

I love updating the lighting in our home to bring a unique personality to every room. I get a lot of questions about where I get my light fixtures and which models I have, so to make it easier for you as readers to find the information m … ** Read more **

Mixing Metal Finishes {Home Decor & Remodeling}

Tia Zoldan - Mixed Metals - Persian Rug in White Kitchen

Summer Thornton Design Have you ever wondered if you need to match all the metal finishes in your home? Well, if you were to ask me, I'd say no you don't.  I love the look of mixed metals in a home. I think if it's done well it gives a home pers … ** Read more **

The Truth About White Slipcovers {Part Two: Pet Edition}

The Truth About White Slipcovers - Family Friendly Furniture

Well, the time has come. Our white Pottery Barn sofa (found on Craiglist many years ago) finally bit the dust. It has happened. It's served us well for years. I've sung it's many praises but still told you all The Truth About White Slipcovers. I love … ** Read more **

Organizing with Baskets and Containers

Organizing with Baskets in the Office - Baskets on Shelves

House Beautiful I love baskets. I use them all over the house, including baskets to organize my pantry and baskets to corral items under my kitchen island. Besides how functional they are, I just love how they look in a room! This is one of my … ** Read more **