Greg Parker of Parker West Interiors is the designer of the music room at this year’s Pasadena Showcase House. He also plays the piano—a Blüthner from the Kasimoff Piano Company on North Larchmont.
“It’s from Leipzig, Germany,” says Helga Kasimoff of the grand piano. “It’s wonderful to fill the room with music.”
“The 6’3” Blüthner has a rare Makassar ebony finish which has now become very scarce: only small amounts are available on the market as the region of growth is quite restricted. As a result, Makassar ebony is nowadays among the highest priced timbers in the world,” adds Kyril Kasimoff.
A place to relax, talk with friends, read a book, and, of course, listen and play the grand piano, the music room at the 1918 Mission Revival estate is a counterpoint between contemporary furnishings and classic library millwork and traditional Oriental rugs.
The furniture grouping includes a custom curved sofa and two swivel chairs. The coffee table consists of falling cubes with a glass top. Custom sconces and the ceiling medallion are inspired by vintage fashion. Artist Cecilia Miguez lends an air of mystery with her figural sculptures. A collection of Baroque instruments rounds out the theme.
The Pasadena Showcase House is in La Canada Flintridge and is open through May 15. Visit pasadenashowcasehouse.org.
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