I meant for this little experiment to be completed in time for "Project Month" at Apartment Therapy last fall, but I bit off more than I could chew and, well, here we are. So let me now offer a few notes on painted ornament in the bedroom.
Once or twice a year, I have occasion to pass through Grand Central Station on the way to a project somewhere. Every time I enter the main concourse and look up at the painted celestial ceiling I go, "Aw." Let's take a look.
Last week I wrote about painted linoleum floors in a Brooklyn rental, which anyone could do in a weekend. This week I return to a project I did a few years ago, which required repair post water damage and is much more complex in its scale and development.
There are a lot of theories about how color in the home affects us. There are debates about warm tones versus cool tones or which colors are stimulating and which are relaxing. The bedroom is an area where this becomes particularly important.
Help me to understand this: as per last week's New York Times Style section, perfectionism in interiors equals minimalism, and without stating it outright, therefore somehow also equals all white interiors. How can that be?