once there was a music room

We bought a beautiful 1965 baby grand piano in hopes that our family would sit at the bench and fill the house with music. 12 years later, it sat lonely and dusty. We decided to sell it to make better use of the space in the front of our home. I was a little bit heartbroken when the new owner played the Entertainer, to see if he liked the sound. He did and took the piano right then and there. What was once the “music room” will now be an office.

The inspiration for the room is actually a couch and rug I found at Autobiography of Objects in St George, UT (part of Urban Renewal). There isn’t a great online link for them.

fabric swatch is Kenley in the color Evergreen for their Sabina Down couch sitting on a sample of the Margot terracotta/lagoon rug

One of our first priorities for function was a filing system. I was torn between two options: this one by Room & Board (walnut) or this one from Crate & Barrel. I chose the Crate & Barrel option. It offered a bit more storage and height with the bookcases and the desk for the computer is more functional than the credenza (although I liked that look better).

The room is 11”x13” with a full size 88” couch. I needed a coffee table wasn’t too bulky but held beautiful books and gave a second work surface. I opted for glass to help with visual crowding. I loved the size and cost of THIS Wayfair option. It arrived within days of ordering it! Assembly is required and the interior corners don’t meet seamlessly, there is a gap. That fortunately isn’t visible from the outside. Overall I am happy with it.

Ellie (my daughter) and Lauren (my niece) went in to AO to help me purchase the couch and rug. While they were there they fell in love with the Peyton Fabric Arm Chair (Cream22-276). I really liked the shape and color. I remembered it from being in their showroom previously- so I went for it!

The current window treatments in the room are curtains. I have loved having curtains there but wanted a bit more transparency than those we have now. I ordered THESE from Pottery Barn with THIS rod. I love the vertical stripes and was really happy to find them on sale!

The art: THIS and THIS are pieces I found at Target that I haven’t purchased. They are examples I gave to my daughter Kate. I commissioned her to create something for the room that has a similar feel and color pallet. I did purchase THIS end table there. I’m not positive it will work in the office but it could work in my future plans in our bedroom.

Next up for the room will be paint color and lighting. Stay tuned!

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