I began taking piano lessons when I was six years old. I am so grateful to my teacher, Mrs. Stone, for sharing her love of classical music with me. I recently began looking for photographs of pianos. The following selections celebrate the instruments as if they are sculpture. Darryl Carter’s 19th century grand piano is especially beautiful – its graceful curves and burled wood highlighted by the living room’s serene aesthetic.

 Living room of designer Darryl Carter's Washington, D.C. townhouse.
Elle Decor (November 2009).
Photography by Simon Upton.

 Interior design by Ruby Beets Old & New.
House Beautiful (July 2006).
Photography by Don Freeman.

 Interior design by Solis Betancourt.
Southern Accents.
Photography by Peter Margonelli.

Note how the rounded shape, wood, and color of the bowls echo the shape, wood, and color of the piano.
Hawaiian home of interior designer Mary Philpotts McGrath. 
Traditional Home (February 2011).
Photography by Joe Schmelzer.

Music room of designer Katie Brown. 
Traditional Home (September 2010).
Photography by Jonny Valiant.

Interior design by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. 
Elle Decor (February 2005).
Photography by Tim Street-Porter.

The homeowner's grandmother won this piano on The Price is Right. 
Interior design by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz.
Photography by Antoine Bootz.
Veranda (May 2008).

Casa Kulanu, the Napa Valley home of Rela Gleason, interior designer and creative director of fabric and furnishings company Summer Hill.
Bobby McAlphine, Architect.
Photography by Roger Davies. 
Architectural Digest (November 2011).

Decor by JoAnne Brosnahan of Unique Custom Interiors.
Los Angeles house by Lehrer Architects LA.
Architectural Digest (July 2012).
Photography by Roger Davies.


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