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#2058413 - 04/02/13 06:22 PM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Originally Posted By: shaolin95
I always say I saw it on History Channel. laugh

Long Live Liberace!

Now, even the museum has died.
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#2058466 - 04/02/13 10:31 PM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Originally Posted By: shaolin95
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
I would move the piano so the long straight side of the piano is parallel to the railing (banister) ... and the player is seated with their back to the wall.

I wouldn't want to face the wall, I'd rather face the open room and\or the window.

So the tail is facing the wall ..another interesting idea. I need to create a 3D view of this probably. smile


I like that idea. Creating a 3D view is nice too--it will save wear and tear on everyone.
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#2058468 - 04/02/13 10:34 PM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Hi,
and congratulations on your new piano.

I used a tool similar to this to try out placement in my living room.

http://www.la-z-boy.com/Design-Center/Room-Planner/?WT.ac=designhelp_3d@sidemenu

Resizable grand piano under living room, then generic---I used the 2 d version

Good Luck
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#2058489 - 04/03/13 12:11 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: supersport]
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Originally Posted By: supersport
Hi,
and congratulations on your new piano.

I used a tool similar to this to try out placement in my living room.

http://www.la-z-boy.com/Design-Center/Room-Planner/?WT.ac=designhelp_3d@sidemenu

Resizable grand piano under living room, then generic---I used the 2 d version

Good Luck


I just finished doing some lame renderings with another program but I will give that one a try tomorrow too! smile
Its funny but with the program, I made sure to get accurate measurements but somehow everything seems to fit better LOL
Even a 6-1' fits...if a bit tight laugh
Here are my not so awesome renderings...the "carpet" floor is there to show when the carpet ends and the kitchen/dinning room tiles begin.

First with the Y150 I have:





Then with the Y185 (in reality my goal was always a 6 footer but I am not sure if I want to change any time soon or maybe will max out at the 5-9...we shall see). In any case, I wanted to see how it will look.




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#2058538 - 04/03/13 03:51 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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How 'bout having the long straight edge of the piano parallel to the railing so the player has their back against the wall looking into the room.
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#2058546 - 04/03/13 04:14 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned in terms of decor on/around the piano, but, IMO, everyone should have at least one composer bust/sculpture in their music room ha ha. Get one of your favourite composer smile

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#2058585 - 04/03/13 08:09 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: maestro57]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
How 'bout having the long straight edge of the piano parallel to the railing so the player has their back against the wall looking into the room.

I actually did a rendering and it was not bad on the 3d image but I just prefer the front of the piano to be facing the room instead. smile

Originally Posted By: maestro57
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned in terms of decor on/around the piano, but, IMO, everyone should have at least one composer bust/sculpture in their music room ha ha. Get one of your favourite composer smile

Excellent idea. Not sure how to pick just one! smile Maybe Beethoven as my long time goal is to play Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement (well all movements).
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#2058592 - 04/03/13 08:43 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Utilizing the corner by setting the piano in an angle seems to work and look the best. This way you are fully using every corner of the small room. You are also able to get to the keys better from different directions.

To store books, I would recommend bins that go on the floor rather than a bulky book case next to the piano. This will save space and use the floor under the piano to store books.

Pictures should go on the wall since there is no space on the floor. Some of my pictures are on the floor as well as on the wall, as I have a bigger room to work with.

Hope ths helps.
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#2058593 - 04/03/13 08:44 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Good morning all,

Dude, give us the room measurements! That way we can all play around with placements and piano sizes in 3D programs or floor plan programs.

What are you looking at if you are standing in that entry space? Dining room? ???? It would help in considering the total area.

We all need to tap our inner Martha Stewart!
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#2058599 - 04/03/13 08:56 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Utilizing the corner by setting the piano in an angle seems to work and look the best. This way you are fully using every corner of the small room. You are also able to get to the keys better from different directions.

To store books, I would recommend bins that go on the floor rather than a bulky book case next to the piano. This will save space and use the floor under the piano to store books.

Pictures should go on the wall since there is no space on the floor. Some of my pictures are on the floor as well as on the wall, as I have a bigger room to work with.

Hope ths helps.


Thanks for the recommendation and comment. Yeah looking at that rendering it kind of gives me the same idea of liking that corner placement at this time. smile

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Good morning all,

Dude, give us the room measurements! That way we can all play around with placements and piano sizes in 3D programs or floor plan programs.

What are you looking at if you are standing in that entry space? Dining room? ???? It would help in considering the total area.

We all need to tap our inner Martha Stewart!


hahahahah awesome.
Width is 10'-8", length is 12'-8". The railing is 9-6" long.

The window is 48" x 48" and the door standard 36" wide.

Like almost centered with that living room area you will have the Kitchen countertop with the dinning table to the left of it if you were facing towards the piano.
I can add pics later to show it all. smile


Thanks a lot!
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#2058616 - 04/03/13 09:36 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: Dave Horne]
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Love your renderings!

Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
How 'bout having the long straight edge of the piano parallel to the railing so the player has their back against the wall looking into the room.


I still want to see this one.
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#2058623 - 04/03/13 09:59 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
Love your renderings!

Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
How 'bout having the long straight edge of the piano parallel to the railing so the player has their back against the wall looking into the room.


I still want to see this one.


I wish they looked better but they do help give an idea of things..easier than moving stuff around.
Ok I will post that other rendering later for sure. smile
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#2058624 - 04/03/13 10:00 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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I like the ones with the piano jammed in the corner with the keys at an angle.

Bob
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#2058626 - 04/03/13 10:04 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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Love decorating!

Right now, the look is all legs. And nothing compliments. Too stiff. So I like your rendering pic 3. It breaks the legs and squareness look! And is still welcoming you at the keyboard.

One table near the piano. One table near the couch.

Cover them with a nice antique throw/taspestry.

Put the picture going down the stairs.

Put a taspetry/ fabric artpiece on the wall behind the piano. That will physically lengthen the height and be good for the acoustics.

Can the couch also be angled? similar and opposite the new piano location? Right now it looks square to the door but also looks like it blocks off the feng shui entrance to the home.

Yes on a bookcase or something to put music in.

Yes on a floor lamp by the piano.

Have fun with it. Break out of the box. If you don't like it, you can always move it again!
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#2058630 - 04/03/13 10:13 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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If you don't have many visitors then the piano, like Bob in AZ recommends is best..
but if on the other hand you will have an audience its best to run parallel..
I noticed there isn't that much distance between the door and the piano, or is this due
to the program your using? don't forget the chairs... smile

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#2058633 - 04/03/13 10:18 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: lilylady]
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Originally Posted By: BobInAZ
I like the ones with the piano jammed in the corner with the keys at an angle.

Bob

I am almost decided to go with it..really growing on me. smile
Originally Posted By: lilylady
Love decorating!

Right now, the look is all legs. And nothing compliments. Too stiff. So I like your rendering pic 3. It breaks the legs and squareness look! And is still welcoming you at the keyboard.

One table near the piano. One table near the couch.

Cover them with a nice antique throw/taspestry.

Put the picture going down the stairs.

Put a taspetry/ fabric artpiece on the wall behind the piano. That will physically lengthen the height and be good for the acoustics.

Can the couch also be angled? similar and opposite the new piano location? Right now it looks square to the door but also looks like it blocks off the feng shui entrance to the home.

Yes on a bookcase or something to put music in.

Yes on a floor lamp by the piano.

Have fun with it. Break out of the box. If you don't like it, you can always move it again!


Very nice suggestions and I am surely taking notes of all this. I am not going with the SOFA though. I am going with smaller chairs which I think will make it look more spacious and can be angled as recommended by Marty before. smile
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#2058640 - 04/03/13 10:40 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: shaolin95]
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I like the last option, with the piano angled and open toward the stairway rail. (But I think your render has the topstick in the wrong hole. Other pianists have made the same mistake.)


Edited by Thrill Science (04/03/13 10:41 AM)
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#2058645 - 04/03/13 10:47 AM Re: Need some Piano room decor recommendations please... [Re: Thrill Science]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Newbie
If you don't have many visitors then the piano, like Bob in AZ recommends is best..
but if on the other hand you will have an audience its best to run parallel..
I noticed there isn't that much distance between the door and the piano, or is this due
to the program your using? don't forget the chairs... smile


Not really expecting any audiences so that part is not a problem. smile

MMM that door is rarely used and just partially opened but it does not get near the piano..guess my rendering is a bit off on that side. smile
Originally Posted By: Thrill Science
I like the last option, with the piano angled and open toward the stairway rail. (But I think your render has the topstick in the wrong hole. Other pianists have made the same mistake.)


Seems to me that the angled view is really becoming the favorite. I had my doubts until I did the rendering. Oh the model was taken from the internet..I have no skills for that laugh

PS:I just made a big mistake! I tested the Y185! laugh Oh that bass... smile


Edited by shaolin95 (04/03/13 01:55 PM)
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