Monday, October 23, 2006

My study

My study is red, a fairly bright red, but I did not paint it that color, it was that color when I came.  The house has weird colored rooms, and I may want to paint at some point.  I don't mind if the rooms don't go with each other, because from the study, you can see a little of the hall bathroom and Graham's room, but mostly you can only see the study.  Each room is primarily its own unit.  I'm not sure about red.  I never would have chosen it myself--I prefer light colors to make the room look brighter and larger.  But I don't hate it.  I do dislike the curtains, though.  They are so ostentatious.  Definitely NOT ME!

The study represents another woman's taste.  I'm plunked down in the middle of it.  Graham still occupies the closet and Keith has the couch and part of "my desk."  If I had my druthers, I'd start over from scratch,. but that would be expensive and time consuming.  It may happen some time in the future.  Meanwhile, I'm here in this red room.

I looked up red in Feng Shui:


  • Strengthens physical energy.
  • Alleviate colds, and flu.
  • Helps with listlessness.
  • Confidence: You can do anything you desire.
  • Physical Strength
  • Power
  • Action, movement, change and transformation.
  • Increases the appetite.

    Red is represented by fire. The fire can create or destroy. Use red with caution as it can cause you to anger easily or get agitated. The power of the color can change your life, it activates the fame area of the Pa Kua and can bring your dreams to action. Know what you want the red energy to bring into your life. For example, restaurants use red tablecloths to increase the customers appetite.

I was worried about the anger aspect of red.  And I don't want to increase my appetite.  But I would like to bring my dreams to action (lol!)  In terms of my writing, photography, art, and a long loving marriage.


Sara said...

I was going to say that you ought to be able to make some new curtains relatively inexpensively, but then I thought about it a little more and realized how stupid a notion that was. Just the fabric would be quite expensive, then you'd have to sew it. Eeep.

Are there blinds under the curtains? If so, just tear the curtains down, and leave the blinds free standing. Keep the hardware though, you might be able to work with that.

Erin said...

Yes, yes. Remove the blasted curtains. It'll do wonders for your feng shui.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, it's not all quite that simple, as I have to live with Keith and Graham who are quite resistent to change!!! :-(

And until I'm unpacked, it's probably not my first priority, even though they bug me.

This post actually came from a note to Chuck in response to his note about the colors of the rooms in his new house that included a red one. Rather than being internally generated by disgust, LOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I do not actually dislike the color of this room. I was trying to say that, if somewhat unsuccessfully. I like the color of the room, even though it was not something I would have chosen. I like the the big quail pictures a lot, too.