My wife and I had been planning a facelift to our condo for some time, but we didn't have an idea about what direction we wanted to go in.
As I mentioned often here, I've owned ~250 pairs of quality speakers over the last 46 years or so. My long suffering audio widow liked the looks of some, hated others, but when I unpacked my DA-RMAs she fell in love with the looks and sound instantly, as I did.
Here is the view from my chair (Seattle skyline reflected in TV):
Here's one of the speakers, in solid walnut. The flash pushed the color to the red tones. The actual color is a more neutral walnut.
After a couple of months, she turned to me one day, pointed to the speakers and said "That's what I want the house to look like".
And so we went on a 6 month project to get the design and materials together to achieve the warm, natural look of wood and stone, which has always been a feature in our decorating style and which Lou's speakers totally nail.
We started with the countertop materials for the kitchen and bathrooms and when we saw this granite slab, we knew we had the central element in the scheme:
We already had custom made maple cabinets in place, so we kept them, tore out most of 2 walls, and added the backsplash, flooring, appliances, plumbing fixtures and accents.
Finally, here's the kitchen:
All in all, we're very pleased, even though with the home renovation costs, these turned out to be the most expensive pair of speakers I've bought by far, and I'm really married to these now!
I've heard of people buying speakers to match their décor, but this is the first time I've heard of someone changing décor to match their speakers. In some strange way it all seems to fit in with my history.
Thanks again to Lou for his artistry. Those who have seen and heard his work understand.