Sunday, June 26, 2011

"FENG SHUI "

 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.  
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11 comments:

victorian parlor II said...

It's all gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see more pictures:).

Blessings,

Kim

Sandra Foster said...

Hello my friend! I just love these colors. Your blog is dressed lovely too. Sandra

Zaa said...

Thank You Kim.. There will be more to come soon... Thanks for the kind visit....HUGS

Zaa said...

Hey Sandra ... So nice to hear from you ... Glad you're enjoying the renos.. XOXOX

Bernideen said...

This looks beautiful - lovely mantle!

Zaa said...

Thank you Bernideen...Please do visit again...

Firuzan said...

lovely touchs to grand lady and just beautiful to listen that inner child and memory sounds. everthing looks so sincere and lovely there, like you my friend. love to you. firuzan

Zaa said...

Welcome my sweet Friend... I'm so happy to see you here...Big Hugs

Johanna said...

Hello Zaa,
"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." That's exactly what I thought, when I saw this fabulous Magenta color. Light and shadow make it gleeming like silk and this effect brings it far away from girlyness and pinkyness. Really an amazing, heartwarming and dramatic color. And absolutely stunning with this mantle. You have the eyes of an artist to combine those colors and the effect is glorious. I am curious about the further miracle of transformation for this room. Can imagine next year big vases with peonies.
Best greetings, Johanna

Zaa said...

Oh , Johanna..You are so kind ... I'm so happy to hear that other are enjoying the color ... Sometimes it's a bit scarey to go with the feeling... but your gracious thoughts have greatly encouraged me. I'll keep you informed as to the music room progress as it happens.... Your visits are so appreciated ..Thank You.... HUGS

Mary said...

How beautiful! Love the color and the mantle looks perfect in your room. I enjoyed reading your childhood memory.