In 1936 Diana Vreeland began a column in Harper’s Bazaar titled “Why Don’t You…” which dispensed absurdist tidbits that nonetheless inspired. This week, I’ll tie together some random photos from my own archive.
Why don’t you paint your niches with down-lighting racer pink?
Why don’t you paint faux flocked wallpaper behind your Santa Clause cookie jar collection? It’s almost Christmas…
Why don’t you paint your powder room Puerto Rican Pink? Or Fiesta Orange??
Why don’t you paint a faux knotty pine behind that 50s credenza? God is in the details…
Why don’t you paint that table to match your mid-century ceramics?
Why don’t you skip the walls and put color into light?
Why don’t you find a great paper for that breakfast nook? Come on, white don’t you??
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter