I’m thinking about redesigning our master bedroom. It was one of the first rooms in the house I decorated.
As you can see from the 4-foot tall camel and the 6-foot tall giraffe, Cost Plus Imports is just minutes away from our house.
Before you let loose your snarky derision of of my bedroom and tell me I should throw away everything, including the cat, I should mention that I actually really like my bedroom. The walls are sponge painted yellow so that no matter how gray or dreary is outside, it always seems sunny when you walk into my room.
The problem is that, thanks to a wall of west-facing windows, this room gets amazing light and it’s where I take most photos—at least any staged photos.
Well, that’s not actually the problem. The real problem is that, thanks to my yellow walls, everyone looks fairly jaundiced in the photos and I have to do a lot of photo editing. I really suck at photo editing.
So I’ve been thinking it would be fun to change my bedroom to be all white—to be a dual purpose love nest and photography studio, if you will. Something like this:
(In which case we’ll have to upgrade the cat after all.)
I’m torn, though. I like the all white look, and it would be so fun to have a pseudo photography studio, and there would be considerable less whining about photos on my part…but I’d be giving up the sunshine feel, which is kind of like a prisoner asking the jailer to put a curtain over the one tiny window in his cell.
I can’t believe the things I have to struggle with while other people in the world are worrying about such petty things as food, shelter, and not getting shot by their fellow countrymen.
Anyway, back to my hugely important problem. Help me out, readers. If it is truly Obama’s America, then I know it’s time for change. But does that slogan apply to bedrooms too?
WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Kalbi marinated flank steak
Fried polenta sticks
Chocolate-chocolate chip cookies…if there are any left by dinnertime!\