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10 Favorites: Spooky Black Pianos

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 22, 2014 01:07 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Oct 21, 2014

I vividly remember the day my father and I went to pick out my first piano. He found it in the Sunday classifieds: It was an old black upright in dire need of a tune-up—perfect for an eager six year-old. I played it constantly for the next 12 years, and it's still a fixture in my parents' house, where it stands dark and tall. There's definitely something mysterious about black uprights. Though they make less of a design statement than their grand counterparts, the humble vertical piano in the right surrounding strikes a moody, pleasingly haunted note. Take a look at these 10 examples, and fill us in on your own piano story. Above: A piano displays a collection of vintage porcelain glove molds in the home of Swedish interiors stylist Lotta Agaton .  Above: Designer and illustrator Tina Rud Pedersen's upright is layered with black-and-white art. Photograph by Sisse Langfeldt via  Boligcious blog . Above: An upright passed down from a neighbor is a black presence in the home of photographer and stylist Daniella Witte . Photograph via Swedish Femina Magazine .  Above: A romantic music room styled by Anna Truelsen  for Bo & Leva . Photographed by  Carina Olander . Above: An antique piano in a Hollywood Hills house that belongs to actress-actor couple  Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen . Photograph by Douglas Friedman for Lonny . Above: A piano with a wool-topped stool in the home of a Dutch family who renovated an old warehouse in Friesland, the Netherlands. Styled by Marianne Luning and photographed by Alexander van Berge for VTWonen .  Above: Another Scandinavian piano, this one paired with, among other things, a Senegalese basket . Photograph via Mary Made This . Above: In a family loft in Brooklyn, husband-and-wife design team Rebecca Robertson and Marco Pasanella created a nook to give an otherwise obtrusive piano a tidy place to live. See more in A Whimsical Family Loft in Brooklyn, Whale Wallpaper Included . Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.   Above: A vintage piano with built-in candelabra found via  Johanna Vintage Blogspot . Photograph by  Lisa Östling . Above: A black upright is a key fixture in San Francisco interior designer Lizette Bruckstein  neo-Gothic living room. Photograph by Aubrie Pick via Rue Magazine.  For more moody room inspiration, visit the Remodelista Photo Gallery . Would you dare paint your house black? Here are 11 Traditional Houses Gone to the Dark Side . And Gardenista has noticed a Trend in Black Fences —see what you think. More Stories from Remodelista Glamorous Pendant Lights from a French Designer Design Sleuth: 5 Black Sheepskin Throws Belgium by Way of Manhattan: Dmitriy & Co.






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