The music studio is complete! Last week, I moved some basic cube storage (from Target) into the room to hold music and teaching supplies. I added a few light weight but comfortable leather chairs (found at T.J, Maxx a few years ago) for parents or students to sit on, and a neutral storage ottoman (found on clearance at Target) for additional seating and storage. I’ve been teaching at home for almost a week now, and I absolutely love it. Why didn’t I do this sooner?
I love the bulletin board I purchased from FleurDeLizDecor on Etsy. You can find it here. I contemplated making my own for all of five seconds, then I remembered that I’m not crafty and have a 4-month-old who screams when he’s in his car seat running errands with me. So, yes, I broke down and ordered the expensive bulletin board from the comfort of my computer chair.
The piano move went smoothly, and it fits nicely in the room. I was a little worried about the baby grand engulfing the room as it’s only 9.5×14′.
The wall color we chose is called Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. It’s such a livable neutral. It has a green cast in all these pictures, which I’m not happy about, because it’s really a true gray-tan. I tried about 17 different shades of gray before settling on this one. It’s so hard to find a gray without a purple, green or blue tone to it.
I went with the Pinwheel Linen Curtains from West Elm- you can find them here. I went extra long on the curtains, and hung the rod well above the windows to give a feeling of extra height to the room. I love the way it looks!
Clear glass lamp and black shade are also Target finds. I like how a black shade can dress up an ordinary lamp. The aqua vase is a gift from my paternal Grandma, something she’s had displayed in her house for years and years. It’s extra meaningful because she was my first and most influential piano teacher.