An idea board post that combines music and interior decorating? I’m using all my self-restraint to keep this post at a size that won’t break the internet. It should come as no surprise that plenty of rock ‘n roll style elements are incorporated into my home’s design. And I love looking for new ideas — it’s a fun fantasy, even if I could never afford some of the looks.
This wall art is from the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams catalog (via The Nest website). I have no idea what song it is, but it sure looks cool. The silver frame looks great in that room, too. Sadly, it does not appear to be available for sale anymore. That said, this has great potential to work as a fun, relatively easy, personalized DIY project. When I need the score to one of my favorite songs, I use sheetmusicplus.com (I’m confident in the accuracy and happy with the availability of the music selection – enough so that I used it for my Everlong tattoo); but I imagine that many compositions can be found without a problem for free across the internet. From there, it’s just a matter of getting it enlarged and printed out on quality photo paper or canvas, choosing a great frame, matting it, and hanging it for all to enjoy.
Side note: I have no idea if this little craft idea has any copyright infringement implications, regardless of whether or not you pay to legally obtain the music sheet itself. It’s an interesting question, but not one that I intend to research right now. If and when I do end up moving forward with this project, I’ll update this post with any relevant information I uncover. And obviously, it’ll generally be a moot point if you’re a musician yourself, and you use your band’s own composition! (And if you have done so, please send me pictures! I’d love to share them, or at least admire them myself, depending on your permission.)
If you want to extend the music sheet theme to decorative accents, Confessions of a Plate Addict has fantastic step-by-step instructions on how to make your own music sheet-imprinted candles. Like the blogger, I saw the vintage-style music candles at Pottery Barn, and like the blogger, I also decided that they were a bit too pricy to purchase on the spot. So I love the idea of making them yourself, especially since you can choose your own songs that way.
Below left, check out the bathroom wall tiles in the style of vinyl records! This gets filed under “dream remodeling projects.” I don’t know the source of those tiles, but I found similarly styled and equally cool ones by Finadre Architectural Surfaces — see below right. I love black, and these are the perfect combination of glamour and rock n’ roll.
I love deviantART! It’s kind of like facebook for the art community, and it’s a great way to find and support unknown artists. This black and white guitar silouhette is available in photo print and canvas. I think it would look awesome in a brightly colored frame.
This guitar shaped coffee table from Rocket Design (Italy) is too cool! I’d prefer it in traditional clear glass rather than the red, since the colored version would probably end up dictating the décor of the rest of the room in which it is placed. Even so, the shape is totally sexy.
Keeping up with the guitar theme: I love this art print so much! It combines guitars and the rainbow spectrum, two of my very favorite design elements! I have it framed and matted, hanging as the center focus of my stairway wall.
Full disclosure: I don’t know how to play guitar. And I think it would be infinitely cooler if I actually had the ability to pull one of my guitars-as-wall-art from off the wall and start jamming out. Alas, that fantasy will have to wait until I win the lottery. In the meantime, at least I can passively appreciate how fantastic these three guitars look hanging over this couch. It’s enough to convince me of the merits of incorporating more wood and neutral shades into interior design.
Okay, that’ll do for now. But of course, this is but the first of what will be a series of posts incorporating music and rock ‘n roll into interior design – this blog is named “Hard Rockin’ Homemaker,” after all!