I absolutely, 100% cannot live without music. It’s not that I’m one of those cool, music junkies where I know all of the indie bands and hit songs before they’re even released. No — I just need the tunes. Whatever, however, whomever … sing to me and I’m yours.
Which means that, in our home, there are always speakers blaring. And because my husband’s speakers (and receivers and synthesizers and every other technological box that ends in an -ers) are less than well-designed, I had to request back-up. We got a few in-wall speakers, and we loved them so much we purchased more to disperse throughout our entire home. In other words, we can now jam in every room of our house. Yes, even the restroom. We’re nerds.
But because this is a design blog and not a music/technology blog, I thought it might be fun to share how we placed the speakers strategically in a few rooms. Even though they’re far from an eyesore, we decided to camouflage a few of them — just to keep our white walls seamless and fresh.
Exhibit A: The Office. I definitely didn’t want anything to compete with my favorite art shelf, so we purchased breathable fabric (linen and silk) to frame and place in front of each speaker. Smart, yes? I love when guests try to figure out just where that music is coming from. And just because I like you, here’s the “before” image — sans fabric art:
Exhibit B: The Kitchen Island. We had a rough time figuring out where to place our speakers in the kitchen until Ken did a bit of finagling and realized we could install them directly into the kitchen island. Genius!
So — in honor of our new, technologically-advanced home, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite (super random!) tunes we play on repeat while we work on that beautiful sunroom.
Billy Joel “Uptown Girl”
Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “American Girl”
Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way”
U2 “The Sweetest Thing”
Spice Girls “Stop”
Esthero “Everyday Is A Holiday”
Cee Lo Green “Forget You”
Elton John “Bennie & The Jets”
Told you it was random! So, friends — what do you listen to when you have a work day in your home? Spill it! We need all the motivation we can get to finish that sunroom before the holidays!