THE PIANO AND INTERIOR DESIGN
MANY IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY ARE NOT AWARE THAT THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE STERILE, GENERIC BLACK PIANO FOR THEIR SPECIAL CLIENTS
How many professionally designed homes have you seen with exquisite period decor, only to see a sterile, generic black baby grand piano in the corner? Often the largest and most visible piece in a room, the piano generally gets very little design consideration.
Most designers are not aware that THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE to the mass-produced black baby grand piano for their clients. Period-style cases and custom faux finishes allow the Design Professional to offer an instrument to their clients that will blend in harmony with its surroundings.
WHY IS IT ALWAYS A GENERIC BLACK PIANO?
In recent years, the market has been flooded with generic-looking shiny black pianos that have no individual style and no soul. These pianos are mass-produced in a cookie-cutter fashion, each one looking identical to the next.
While some might describe these pianos as “sleek and elegant”, others tend to find them a stark and shocking contrast against the warmth and elegance of Traditional and Period furnishings. The usual perception of both the client and the designer is that basic black is “classic” – therefore it is justified that black must match any style, any color, or any design scheme.
Looking through any number of popular Interior Design Publications, you will see it – professionally decorated period inspired rooms with imported mahogany French marble-top tables or custom carved Louis XV Medallion back chairs – all blended in perfect harmony to create that perfect space. But there, amid this elegant balance, you see the sterile, generic black baby grand piano from the local shopping mall, somehow expected to blend in unnoticed.
THE PIANO IS A CORE PIECE AND FOCAL POINT OF A ROOM. THE STYLE, COLOR AND DESIGN OF AN INSTRUMENT WILL DEFINE THE ROOM AROUND IT
Interior Design is a reflection of our personality and soul. We create our interior spaces to suit our individual style as a safe, comfortable place that can insulate us from the chaos of the outside world.
Throughout history, the piano has always been a primary focal point in the home. With just a glance, a piano in the home conveys the presence of culture, style, and sophistication; a sense of warmth and timeless elegance. Unlike tables, chairs and accessories, the piano is the heart and soul of a space. The piano draws us in and beckons us to touch the keys and hear what sounds it can create; it holds the memories of friends and families gathered near, remaining constant throughout the years of our ever-changing lives.
LET US HELP YOU FIND THAT PERFECT PIANO FOR YOUR SPECIAL CLIENT!
Antique Piano Shop specializes in working with design professionals worldwide. Our goal is to provide your special clients with the perfect piano to complement their design style and harmonize with surroundings rather than working against them.
A lifetime of networking and collecting gives us the unique ability to supply Design Professionals with some of the rarest and most unique instruments in the world. These instruments are quality musical instruments, not just beautiful pieces of furniture.
WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. WE GLADLY OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND WHOLESALE PRICING “TO THE TRADE” WITH SPECIAL TERMS AVAILABLE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
See one of our designer pianos installed in Tennessee’s largest home
Hand-carved period style and rich wood patina add warmth and elegance to any room.
Custom faux-finishing and hand-painted art work come together to recreate a true “Old World” look and feel.
Classical design and beautiful natural wood create a clean period appearance without excessive detail or decoration.
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