11.05.2013

Art above the piano

First of all, a BIG thank you to Rene from COTTAGE AND VINE  for showing our bookshelves on her blog. I love her style as a designer and felt honored to be featured. 

We were blessed to inherit a beautiful German piano from my late grandmother, who was a talented pianist. My husband and I play a little and our girls are taking lessons. Since the library wall is complete we wanted to finish this space by hanging art above the piano. Now- what to put above it? Here is a before shot.

I looked around to get ideas before I started and here are some images below that helped me come up with the direction I wanted to go in.

Botanicals
framed botanicals + velvet sofa
Painting stripes in our foyer (and decorating around the piano)  http://emilyaclark.blogspot.com/2012/11/painting-stripes-in-our-foyer.html
library
This white-and-green living room gives a festive addition during the holidays with a large helping of potted Paperwhites displayed around the room. (Photo: Tom McWilliam)

Can anyone tell me the theme? Ding ding ding- botanical images hung by a grid pattern! Really, there are many options for art above a piano like a mirror, a large scale art piece, or a gallery wall look. However, I really liked the idea of using the botanical prints neatly lined up high in the shape of a rectangle. 
I bought the frames from JoAnn's on clearance and the lamps came from Home Goods.
Also, I'm thinking of upholstering the bench so it might be a bit more comfortable.
         This is the book I used for the framed prints. I absolutely LOVE botanical images and this book is a great one. You can get it here.

I'm loving having these botanical prints in our library/music room. I feel it adds some great color into our space.

9 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this! The combination of colorful prints, lamps and little bit of greenery is perfection. I want this exact look - now I just need a piano.

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  2. Tracy- you really are an interior designer. Beautiful job, and great research.

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  3. Love print books, they are little art gems!! Great choice here!!
    Karolyn

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    1. Thanks Karolyn for your comment. Nature is quite an inspiration. I need to frame more of these prints. I just love them.

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  4. The botanical prints add a nice touch to a library room. Looks educational and smart.

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  5. I love the botanical prints that you chose. Beautiful and it brings some nature into the room.

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  6. This is beautiful but would look even better if the art came down a few inches.

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  7. I love your botanical prints and the bookcases are super...how lucky you are to have 4 daughters and a husband who can do woodworking also!

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