There’s something about having instruments in the home and we here at KITKA certainly have our fair share. While many are relegated to the basement, we do have my mom’s piano and John’s electric piano in the living room. I love it when John or a guest impromptually make up ditties, figure out covers, or actually compose songs (except at 1am – you all know who you are).
I think it kind of goes with the look of the place anyway but my one gripe is that we suffer a bit from the against the wall syndrome. For example, along the long wall in the living room/dining room we have a card catalog sideboard type of thing, a dramatic fireplace, another simple but long sideboard and in between those last two things the Wurlitzer. Problem is, I have no idea how to solve the problem. It is what it is.
Vintage Wurlitzer student electric piano from Paul’s Boutique.
School chair from Goodwill.
Embroidered Toronto picture from a local Value Village.
Little girl picture from a Winnipeg Value Village (yes, I got my cab driver to let me off there on my way to the airport. It was worth it!)
Icelandic sweater from Iceland.
This is John’s favourite part. The little pull-out table. My favourite part (er, sometimes) is the headphones.
– Juli –
Photos by: Juli Daoust