Things are really coming together now! The room I am most excited about right now is our master bedroom. It’s HUGE. It’s deliciously, restfully, quietly enormous. Well, for New York anyway. :)
When we signed papers on this apartment all of the walls were painted peach. PEACH! And although I might have been into that at some point in my life, lately I’ve been digging cooler colors. I find them calming. And I can get pretty anxious, so I need as many calming strategies as I can get my hands on. ;) But…since Dave and I both hate painting and since we were vacationing with our families until just before our move-in date…we hired painters! And I have been grateful every day since. I am SO glad our home is not peach. I am SO glad we were not the ones faced with painting it.
So, I chose a cool grey for our bedroom and the color two shades whiter on the same color card as the “white” for the rest of the apartment. It’s hard to even tell it’s grey… but if you compare it to the ceiling you can see it better.
While I was arranging things, there were lots of times I wondered where to put things…and I decided to just to put them in the same spot I had it before. It might not be the most interesting way to go…but it sure made things easier.
One difference from our last apartment is the trees. There are more trees on this block! And since we’re on the third floor, we’re up in the leaves, so to speak. In our last home I wasn’t aching for more trees or anything. I didn’t even think twice about it. But the first morning we woke up here, I looked out our bedroom window and thought “ahhh….trees…”. The tree out our back window is a “Tree of Heaven”…which is the tree Betty Smith was referencing when she wrote “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”. I didn’t know which tree was the Brooklyn one until I reread the book as an adult a few years ago and now I see them EVERYWHERE. And I KNOW them. I know what their spring foliage looks like and how their leaves form and how they grow long twisty seed pods in the fall. I’m not really sure why, but I feel much more attached to these kinds of trees than any other. I don’t really feel anything for maples or oaks and I think ginkos are sort of weird looking…but these Trees of Heaven? I love them.
And the best part of the Master Bedroom? It has a Master Bathroom. Oh yes it does.
Ladies and Gentleman, I’ve officially arrived.