I love finding treasures, pieces of furniture, and decor that tell a good story. Pieces that speak to you because of their beauty and uniqueness. There are a variety of unique pieces in our home: ones coming from our favorite cities, ones that represent a fun find while antiquing, and ones simply that went with the theme of our home. I want our home to feel warm and inviting and all while each room is visually beautiful and telling our story. So, let’s start with the living room, here are some of my favorite statement pieces.
Grand Piano – Nashville Piano Rescue
This piano is my absolute favorite piece in our home. If it could talk, I can only imagine the stories it would tell from its long history. We found it from Nashville Piano Rescue, which is a music store that saves old pianos from early demise. This particular one was built in the 1940’s by Wm. Knabe & Co., and last belonged to a late piano teacher in the northeast. It had been laying on it’s side, in a storage unit, for 10 years, until Nashville Piano Rescue rediscovered it. The finish of the piano, is alligator texture, and the piano keys are real ivory. It is truly a beautiful instrument. I kept the original texture, and marks for character, but in order to restore the external wood, I used amish wood milk to moisturize the finish, and Old English stain to repair a couple spots of discoloration. Phillip and Penelopi play it often, and we all gather around it during the holidays – this is a very special piece in our home.
Hall Tree – 8th Avenue Antiques
This antique Hall Tree lives in the hall right before you walk into the living room. The shape reminds me of cathedral windows, which I absolutely love. It has a little box for your gloves, but we keep Disney’s leash in there. Like the piano, I put some love into this piece with amish wood milk. We keep the Stetson Cowboy Hat on display here. This hat is one my parents won from an auction years ago.There is a funny discovery I learned about my mom when I showed it to my parents. Apparently, she has been wanting a Hall Tree for years! The good ones are hard to find. So good luck Yaya and Oo-Oo!
Driftwood – Seattle Trip
We found this driftwood piece in Seattle when Phillip was playing a music festival there. While browsing through a little antique store in the downtown area. Phillip discovered this piece, wrapped it in massive amounts of bubble wrap, put it on the bus, and hauled it back to Nashville. The fragile amulets seen within the driftwood structure are from a temple. The are very delicate and made out of clay. I feel this decor fits perfectly with the neutral colors in this particular room.
Framed Music Sheets – Restoration Hardware
Music plays a large role in our whole family and I love the subtle touches of musical decor seen in each room of our home. The “vintage”, golden framed sheets of music found in the living room are written in four part harmonies, reflecting the significant fact that Phillip is one of the four voices of his band. This wall decor also happens to be from one of my favorite stores…I can’t get enough of Restoration Hardware!