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It's Not Your Grandfather's Clock Anymore

07-26-2009Traditional Grandfather Clock

Not too long ago all Grandfather clocks looked very much the same. Most traditional grandfather clocks (shown on right) offer a cherry, a split pediment and a finial at the center of the top. The only major difference from one to the next was size, parquetry and inlay. These are classic styles and while they will never look out of date, most will identify this design as "their grandfathers clock".

Enter exciting new styles ~ There are many new designs including European and contemporary floor clocks that follow the leading edge of today's most current styles. Many refer to the new designs as "Trend Floor Clocks" as they follow the design trends of the entire home furnishings industry. Contemporary floor clocks will offer clean simple lines to coordinate with any modern design scheme. The graceful curves of a Scandinavian style floor clock may compliment any decor. Many refer to the new designs as "Trend Floor Clocks" as they follow the design trends of the entire home furnishings industry.

To further the selection of styles available, Howard Miller Clock has introduced the initial round of products by Ty Pennington. Pennington is a home decor expert and host of ABC televisions "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."  Pennington has gained him a wide fan base, which enjoys his upbeat attitude and eye for design.  As host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington helps build and decorate homes for families in need each week before an audience of 14.3 million viewers. Howard Miller has regularly supplied clocks for the show. Ty's designs have been well accepted in the marketplace and his clock designs are available for floor clocks as well as wall clocks and mantel clock.
 

These new styles can create a unique focal point in any living area or make a dramatic statement of "welcome to my home" when placed in a foyer.


 

 

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