Growing up, the first thing you encountered in my house when you walked in the front door was a giant, elegant grandfather clock. The nostalgic memory brings me a sense of comfort. So, when thinking about what visitors will first see when they walk through my front door, it’s no surprise that I would love a more updated, modern version of the grandfather clock.
My first inclination was to look at the September 2008 decorating issue of MSL, and in particular the stenciling story. Modeled after the face of an 18th-century case clock, the oversized wall decoration was easily stenciled in an entryway. But, this idea was not quite modern enough for my glass box.
Then, I remembered seeing a wall clock in the Kaufman house, in Palm Springs, when Martha and I visited the historic Neutra space. The clock was on the kitchen wall and is a collection of simple dots.
Finally, on a trip to Design Within Reach, I thought about creating one of my own with house numbers and maybe powder coating them a great color.
All seem like great ideas and I know that when the time is right, I will choose the design that fits my needs today with a nod to my past.