Sculpture

We’re making good progress on our Celebrity Series of Boston piano. As I mentioned in our last  post, we needed to rethink portions of our design. Late last week, we met with Lena and Doug of Zoe Design and finalized the runner that will cover the main body of the piano.

At the bottom right of the above photo, you can see the the various test strips Doug prepared for us to evaluate and the combination we finally selected just in front of the chair.

Here’s a detail shot… Look very closely at the bottom right corner of the larger “feather” sample where we did a test of the clad lacquer finish coat. It really pops and brightens things up!

Over the weekend, Dave of Fantastic Finishes (978-578-4160) very carefully partially dismantled the piano. After masking off the piano’s inner workings, he primed and painted. The masked areas are where the runner will go (less the keyboard, etc.).

Some of the bits and pieces primed to receive the paper runner.

Tomorrow, Doug will being applying the paper. Can’t wait to see it!!! Then the final step will be several clear coats of lacquer to make it all Pop!!!

While Sally was at the Design Center last week, she dropped in on the Studio to see how the other pianos were coming along. Everyone was having fun painting/creating their pianos and great progress was being made!

The excitement and energy is building! We’re so looking forward to seeing all the finished pianos in one room early next week, before they are disbursed throughout the city!

Next post will be on my friends from Woodmeister Master Builders’ making and contributing 45 piano benches to the cause! BRAVO and THANK YOU!!!

Have a wonderful week!

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Our new client loves the feel of the foyer in our Prides Crossing project.

 

This foyer was very large with high ceilings and had wonderful proportions, enabling us to add the classic moldings, etc. – creating the feel of a French villa. Our new client’s foyer is an entirely different animal, brought with challenges. Sally and I continue to wrestle with ideas that will make it look and feel bigger than it actually is and how to make it feel like it’s not a little room full of doors. (which it is…) We keep going back to the notion of illusion and drama. You’re only in the space about 30 seconds. Let’s make it memorable!…Here are a few ideas we are playing around with…

Introduce theater and “a little pageantry to provoke delight and surprise.” John Saladino

 

Play with scale as with this over sized pendant light fixture.

 

I was struck by juxtaposition of the unexpectedly small photograph and accessories – how they play off the “super sized” lamp.

 

Mirrors always expand a space.

 

I hadn’t thought of placing a mirror below the consoles shelf…

 

A touch of whimsey perhaps? Imagine  a pair of hands “juggling” the plates…

 

Create the illusion of antiquity – cover a wall with old wall paper fragments with a gorgeous frame around it. Brilliant!

There are so many possibillities and opportunities. What might you do to maker a small foyer memorable?

Have a great weekend!

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My apologies for not getting this post up sooner. Things have been a little hectic around here with work and getting out several proposals for new work…

Last Thursday’s Home Styling Seminar at the Museum was a huge success, with 70 people in attendance as Jerry Arcari and I took the first vignette apart and set up the second one, while Sally narrated. We had hoped to be able to take a of video the “performance”, but we had to settle for pictures. Lots of fun. (…and Work!) I’d do it again in a heartbeat…

Here I am “making faces” at someone as I talk about what we are about to do….

 

Sally’s little helpers beginning to tear down the vignette…

 

Jerry Arcari talking about the Aubusson rug as we remove it form the vignette.

 

Here we are “delivering “the new rug. Sally is delighted…

 

New rug in place ready to re-style. Doesn’t the space look empty?

 

Hanging the new artwork. Note the brown pillows in the chairs on the left.

 

Installing lamp shades. The humorous egg silver box and pillows are in place.

 

The re-styled vignette…

 

The happy presentors and Museum Director, Lindsay Dielh.

 

Michael Lee’s photo, taken the next morning…

So many people helped us with the effort. We simply could not have done this without their help. Sally and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

All the staff of Landry & Arcari

Jerry Mansfield of Muralo Paint and Home Decor Group of Peabody

Hammersmith Studios, who made the coffee table and two floor lamps

Jacqui Becker, Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts, for all the artwork

Joanne Mills, Miles River Sewing, for the slip cover and pillows

Charles Spada Antiques, accessories

Jia Moderne, accessories

The Martin Group, wing chairs and accessories

M-Geough, seating

FDO Group, accessories

Brookline  Village Antiques, accessories

Blanche Field and Lucia Lighting, lamp shades

Osborne & Little, Kravet, Old World Weavers, fabrics

Michael Lee, professional photography

 

Soooo, how’d we do???

Cheers,

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