Grandfather clocks

Making a Grandfather Clock Center Stage

09.23.08

In the home where I spent the last fifteen years it was all small spaces and tight corners; it was a great starter home but three kids later we were most definitely overflowing the house. We moved into a much larger contemporary model home mostly because I fell in love with the vaulted ceiling foyer inside the front door. It was such a wonderfully dramatic space and I could just imagine welcoming friends and family into my home in this lovely entranceway.

What was at first my favorite part of the home quickly became my biggest challenge, however, as I struggled with what to do with this space in terms of décor. It was large enough that it could handle almost anything but I didn’t want to overpower guests when they walked in with some monstrous piece. And a small occasion table would be absolutely dwarfed in such a grand entrance. I was stuck.

Until I found this great website that specialized in clocks, and among them the grandest of grandfather clocks. I knew immediately that this was the perfect solution for my entryway dilemma. With a grandfather clock in this space the area would be warm, welcoming, and yet contain something that was to scale in this rather large space. And so I ordered the most beautiful grandfather clock made from Howard Miller who I know to be one of the top grandfather clock manufacturers in the industry.

Well, I was right. The grandfather clock that I found was absolutely perfect in this space and absolutely what it needed in terms of drama and warmth. In this house, my grandfather clock took center stage!

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