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Piano Pizzazz! December 3, 2009

A piano is a wonderful, warm addition to any home.  Although many piano’s look the same, each one has it’s own unique character.  From the style to the sound, you are likely to get a different feeling and experience each time you come across one, every time you play it, and each time you hear it being played by someone else.

The piano above is stunning and is the focal point of the living room of this estate house.  If there were nothing else in the room the piano would make a statement all on its’ own.  The orientation of the piano can change the look and feel of the room.  This particular photo is interesting to me because the piano is almost in the middle of an archway leading into a second room.  If you were to swap out the piano with a couch it would be a designing disaster and would ruin the feng shui of the entire first floor.  However, a piano seems to be properly placed in this location and winds up tying the two rooms together.

The piano is placed in a position where the pianist can see guests as they gather.  At the same time, the piano is located “out of the way” enough that it doesn’t disrupt the function of the room.  The beauty and elegance of the piano is highly decorative and looks as resilient in this situation as a crystal chandelier would dazzle a Fourier or an energetic fountain would soothe an atrium. Ultimately I feel that the infamous quote by Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing” is fitting in that, “Nobody puts baby in the corner” can be translated to “Nobody puts baby grand in the corner” because it is much more worthy of center stage.