Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks Make Sense of a Room

04.26.08

Have you ever been in one of those rooms in a home that just doesn’t seem to work? Irregular measurements, poor design, and ill defined spaces result in a room with little cohesiveness and the feeling that it was thrown together. When you are the owner of such a room you may find yourself trying every paint color, every furniture arrangement, and every design trick of the trade to add some definition to the space – but often to no avail. What many people find works quite well in such a situation – believe it or not – is the addition of a grandfather clock.

Oftentimes an awkward room is in desperate need of nothing more than a focal point; a piece on which the eye can settle when entering the space and around which all other arrangements – color, furniture, and otherwise – are made. A grandfather clock has great height working to its advantage; this height can be used to help define the space and create a focal point around which all else can follow.

Grandfather clocks have long been welcomed into homes; filling the quiet corners of offices and libraries for generations, marking the entrance of visitors in a grand foyer, and setting the tone in some of the most elegant of rooms. But even in those rooms that are far from being defined as elegant, grandfather clocks are able to pull a room together with dynamic style – setting the tone of the décor to follow and drawing the eye to its great height and design.

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