These Homes Are Alive with the Sound of Music

Because everyone these days is plugged into an iPod, music is a constant companion for most of us. But how to separate the real musicians from the pop-rock fans? Take a look at their homes; true music enthusiasts will incorporate their passion in their decor.

Sometimes a fabulous instrument (or several) on display is all it takes to show your love for music:

Living Room by Design Vidal
Family Room by Incorporated
Photo credit: Rikki Snyder
Photo credit: Lindsay von Hagel
Family Room by Besch Design, Ltd.
Home Office by Deborah French Designs
Living Room by Davignon Martin Architecture

These dedicated music rooms hit all the right notes:

Living Room by Robin Baron Design
Photo credit: Kimberley Bryan

Musical decor on a large or small scale is sure to strike a chord (okay, we’ll stop with the puns now):

Staircase by Grizzly Iron, Inc
Bedroom by Macral Design
Piano Stairs by Adolphus Construction Company
Bathroom by Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling
Bedroom by Hubble Homes
Image via Sarah Greenman
Pool by Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools

Accessorize with musical pieces, like this guitar-shaped towel warmer:

Wesaunard Special Guitar Electric Towel Warmer

Or these awesome custom toilet seat covers by Jammin’ Johns (hilariously appropriate tagline: “Music to Your Rear!”):

Jammin’ Johns Toilet Seats

You can go subtler with music-inspired shapes. Drum-shaped furniture and light fixtures are especially popular:

Arteriors Ruben End Table
Dainolite 3-Light Pendant with Drum Shade

Though other (perhaps less common) instruments are represented too. Did you know that fluted edging is called “fluted” because the grooves resemble the inside of a flute?

Fluid Viola Single-Lever Lavatory Tap
Cole & Co. Designer Series Kinkaid Vanity
Rohl Shaws Original Fluted Two-Bowl Fireclay Kitchen Sink

For the true enthusiast, choose music-playing bathroom fixtures that allow you to listen wherever you are and whatever you may be doing:

Graff Aqua-Sense Complete Thermostatic Shower System with Speaker
Ariel Clear Wall Whirlpool Tub with Digital Stereo Sound
Jaclo Aqua Quartetto Shower Head with Music & Lights
Robern MP Series Flat Door Mirrored Cabinet with TVID
Kohler Numi Toilet

Now that’s music to my ears.

What’s your favorite genre?