Valorie from Visual Vamp is clearly a lover of large clocks, and she emailed me some stunning images. The above photo was her inspiration for a revamp (pun intended!) of her living room.
Here is Valorie's redesigned living room! Joni of Cote de Texas had the idea of putting the clock on the shutters, and Valorie calls the idea pure genius. Isn't this a beautiful room, and a beautiful clock?
Another big clock picture (is there a term for this kind of clock? Some called it a train station clock, others a railway clock, others just refer to it as a big clock), via Valorie and Cote de Texas.
Valorie also sent me this picture from the home of Brooke Giannetti (of Velvet and Linen). Two clocks, the best of both worlds.
Of all the pictures that Valorie sent me, this might be my favorite. The clock is like a sculpture. I do think that with this style, the bigger the clock the more dramatic the effect.
Another reader, stormygirl, sent this great picture of a large clock over a buffet. I loved seeing this picture as I am thinking about putting a clock over a similarly scaled buffet in my kitchen.
Ron van Empel, of Empel Collections, emailed me a picture of the striking clock in his own home.
I had a new person comment on the blog, a stylist and magazine scout (and blogger) who was involved in the photo shoot for the Traditional Home cover in my last post. The interior design was done by Bellacasa Design of Houston. When looking at the Bellacasa Design site, I was struck at comparison between the picture that was used on the cover of the magazine, and the picture that was used inside. On the cover - no clock. In the article, the clock appears. I wonder why this decision was made? Perhaps because the lettering on the cover conflicted with the lines of the clock.
Although the majority of my comments and emails were about the railway clock style, I did get a few new pictures of Mora clocks. Cote de Texas sent me this picture of a beautiful antique Mora clock that belongs to a friend of hers (featured in this great post ). I think the color is perfection.
A Mora clock from the home of the owners of the Wisteria catalog - it looks beautiful in their kitchen. Image via Cote de Texas.
Cote de Texas has a clock on the landing of her own stairway.
I meant to include this picture in my last post, but forgot. It seems like quite a few Mora clocks show up in kitchens. I like how this one is tucked in corner.
So, now my inspiration files have been greatly enriched by so many beautiful clock photos. I even created a special folder called 'clocks'! I have a feeling this is one of those things I am always going to notice from this point forward - beautiful clocks. I have also found about six places in my own home where either a Mora clock or a railway (or train station) clock would be right at home. It's a good thing I am so judicious about making new purchases, otherwise the discoveries I make while blogging would cost me an absolute fortune!
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