Bring The Sound Of Music Into Your Home

Music moves us, transports us and takes us to a better place. These homeowners have found a way to incorporate their love of music and a piano — grand or humble — into their Rogue Valley homes. Homelife chose some of our favorites where local homeowners mingle their love of music and their diverse design style in a most enjoyable way.

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This Ashland couple loves people and entertaining and their sophisticated lifestyle is like a Noel Coward play, with people always walking in and out — and music plays a big part of that. The elegant grand piano sits on the north end of a sweeping, gallery-like main floor. Wine glasses in hand, friends and family can gather for an evening of fine music overlooking the Ashland hills.

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Think tuxedoes and evening gowns with twelve long-stemmed red roses and you get the idea behind this homeowner's sexy and sophisticated "old New York City loft-style apartment" Medford home. Toss in some animal prints and a grand piano and you've got a perfect place to bang out the show tunes — martini in hand.

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In this picture-perfect circa 1900 Craftsman bungalow in Ashland, a small room doesn't mean it can't be filled with music. The homeowner turned an attached breakfast room (thought to be part of the original porch) into a cozy music nook with a rocking chair and well-used upright piano, the latter fitting snugly under a square stained-glass window. The square footage may be small but the sound of music is always grand, wherever it's played.

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Much of the Old World design, furniture and textiles in this east Medford home were inspired by the homeowners' travels in Northern Italy. Their other inspiration is music — and a lot of it. Featuring an elegant grand piano, the concert room is abutted by the formal living room and dining room that together form a long recital hall. The lovely house can act as a recital hall as well as a family home. And when the music's over for the night, this dynamic family feels they've accomplished just that.

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