Alittle Feng Shui please... The Grand Lady is taking on renewed energy while becoming a somewhat new persona as a painted lady... oops ... or should I say , modern girl.
The Victorians ( 1837-1901) were typically a passionate generation who loved a dramatic effect in their homes.... so I thought .. Why not " Magenta Pink " ..Whoa...Put on your sunglasses !!!
I was dancing on the edge of the color wheel and listening to the whispers of the room when I chose this color... My fingers were crossed and I did alot of praying, as the paint brushes licked the walls.
Of course the painters thought I was a mad lady and did infact bring sunglasses the next day ( Ha Ha) ... I said ... Just you wait !!!! ( GULP ) The truth was, I was alittle scared !!!
Since this was my space, I wanted a ' hot version' of the much gentler, feng shui pink and realized that magenta pink, would actually fit beautifully into the feng shui decorating palette... I also knew, that the right color would bring a strong shift of energy into the environment and create soothing yet creative energy for my musical tastes.
It seemed as if my mind was wrapped in rose colored glasses, as everything kept coming up in fushias and wild pinks ... like the big beautiful peonies that grew in my grandmothers garden. ... like my favorite damask roses, like the blossoms on my father's beloved plum trees. When they bloomed, all the world was filled with " Magenta Pink " ... I used to lay on the grass, dreaming and drifting with the petals, softly floated all around me. Definately, this was a color from my inner childhood days...and it was a comfort zone.
Funnily enough, I had bought this 200 plus year old mantle from an old Virginian Plantation, that a local artist had lovingly painted. Although , I do prefer natural wood, this artistic rendering of flora and fauna stole my heart. I just didn't know where I was going to put it, but bought it anyways..... Wouldn't you !!
My husband shook his head, my daughter stared at me, in dismay and I smiled..... Often people question what an artist buys and this mantle was no exception... It sat around gathering dust, until the music room was painted... Now, newly moved into the ' magenta pink ' aura .... the old mantle has become the center of attraction ... creating a delicate yet soothing effect to the room. It has literally become the heart of the music parlour .... At least until the piano moves in!!! Stay tuned as the " Grand Lady continues her dramatic and passionate transformation.