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Tuesday Tour: Music Room

As I mentioned in an earlier post, our apartment is composed of two separate units that we use as a single, integrated living space. I have run out of rooms to share with you in the larger unit, so now I am moving on to the smaller of the two combined units, which comprises the two kids’ bedrooms, one bathroom, a formal dining room, a kitchen that we use as a mud room and a living room that we use as a music room.

The dominant colors in the music room are tan and pale blue-green, with some chocolate-brown accents. The neutral tan walls were in good shape when we moved in, so we didn’t need to paint them ourselves, and I decided to work with the existing color–Dune from the Martha Stewart line for Sherwin Williams. The moldings, baseboard, and window trim are Sherwin Williams Extra White. This room, like the others on this side of our home, doesn’t get as much sun as those on the other side, so I wanted to keep the color scheme light. The room’s most interesting feature is the large arched window. We didn’t use any kind of window treatment, because we thought it would detract from the window.


Our daughter spends a fair amount of time practicing the piano in here and our son used to use the space for violin practice (back when he was still taking lessons). I added the blue-green sofa and chair so there would be comfortable seating for listeners. The rug is a wool, hand-tufted rug in the same blue-green as the upholstery with oriental-inspired designs.


Do the bird prints look familiar? They are framed from an old Cavallini and Co. bird calendar, just like the ones in our guest bathroom that was featured  last week.

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We purchased this coffee table at an antique store in Chicago. I styled it with this gold pagoda that I found at a thrift store and some other little trinkets that I picked up here and there.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow, I will share a DIY from this room with you.

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Tour: Music Room

  1. I love the gold pagoda on the coffee table! Great find!! It looks great in the music room and also would fit right in with any of the chinoiserie rooms you featured in yesterday’s post.


  2. I have ordered one of those calendars to try your framing idea, so I was glad to see the frames and arrangement in the music room. This room is beautiful — harmonious, just like the music that your daughter plays!


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