Sunday, March 14, 2010

MUSIC ROOM

Garden rooms must be named. I've known this for decades. Since January I've been working with Susanne Hudson, interior decorator. She created new rooms & named them. Music Room, above.
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How did the know-it-all inventor of Vanishing Threshold not know to name the rooms inside her home?
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Dulcimers, piano, autoharp, turn-table, antiquated stereo system, comfy seating, art, lamps, window with fabulous view.... Years of junking. Nothing had to be bought.
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Hardly used for 23 years, SS (since Susanne), this is my morning spot. Reading the paper & watching the sun rise behind contorted filbert, witchhazel, Southern Indica azaleas, pieris...
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Notice vase on the piano? A bouquet of antique tools.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Music Room wasn't finished when I took the pic so you're seeing only a sliver. Found the chair, broken, in the basement of our family house on Lake Rabun, a delight & worth your time, promise. It's an American windsor dated 1897 on the bottom. Red Beck, in Tucker, GA, now closed, fixed the chair & finished it with historically correct wax.

5 comments:

La Petite Gallery said...

Tara, Y
Years ago in Miami Beach, I had a room with arched windows
that over looked the Cruise ships. I made it a Music room for Renee's piano lessons. Also used it for
plants as it was so sunny, I painted in there too. Really
miss the room. It is a good room to have. You made a good point.
yvonne

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Bouquet of antique tools...on a grand piano...LOVE it! Enjoy your morning room!

Things That Inspire said...

I love the idea of a music room - and yours turned out beautifully! Please make sure that the bouquet of garden tools doesn't tumble into your beautiful piano and damage the strings - in my house there would be a high likelihood of that happening!

What are your outdoor rooms called?

A-M said...

Gorgeous room! Gorgeous. I too have a music room... it is much loved and used... piano practice x 2 boys x daily. I name all my rooms too. Off to have my morning coffee in the 'music room'. A-M xx

the gardeners cottage said...

Oh Tara,

How beautiful. I love glimpses into your home. Show more!

~janet