One of my grandfather’s life tenets was that you should always be learning. Each day brings an opportunity to learn something new and I’ve tried to live my life accordingly. Like today, I learned what title insurance is and is not – bottom line, always buy it.
I’ve also learned or more accurately realized I just don’t LOOOOOOOVE color, it’s everything. It’s oxygen to me, I feel like I can’t breathe in its absence. It’s why every wall in my apartment is painted a different color. It’s why my friend, the gallery director referred to me as a colorist when I told her I spent the entire 3 hours of a paint & wine class mixing paints and not a stroke on the canvas. It’s why the only 2 black handbags I own are gifts from my mother.
As I write this, it’s occurred to me if all candy was the color of earth tones, I’d probably not be addicted to sugar. Up until now I thought it was the reverse – I love candy colors because they remind me of sugar. When paintzen* graciously offered to paint my bedroom last week – I tried so hard to select colors that were dark & moody opposed to my default light & bright.
What I ended up with is a bedroom that feels like I’m sleeping in a fluffy cloud of cotton candy. It is literally mouthwatering – that is if you salivate at the sight of apothecary jars filled with jelly beans, gumdrops and salt water taffy. Even the paint name connotes an Easter basket staple – Marshmallow Bunny.
Over the next couple of newsletters, I am going to feature a few highlights of the bedroom’s transition from light pink and pale aqua to basically light pink to pale aqua – like I said, I really tried to breakout of my color comfort crayon box.
*I can’t wait to reveal the completed paintzen job – they did so much more than just paint – but I want to give the experience the proper platform it so deserves. If you are contemplating a little refresh or an entire overhaul, contact Emily and she’ll facilitate an introduction to our awesome team.