One of my favorite things - aside from macraméing, the smell of fresh linen, making homemade bath soaps, and binge drinking - is interior painting. You didn't know that about me, did you? It's inexpensive, it relieves stress, and I think it's the most important thing one can do to enhance one's home next to flushing the toilet.
I know a lot about these things. My middle name is Stewart, and for a good reason - I was named after the iconic diva of domestic living and goddess of good housekeeping... Mary Stuart Masterson.
This past weekend, I repainted my living room and I wanted to share the gorge results with you. The color is called "wood violet". It kind of looks like violet, but with wood. I'm really happy with it. The centerpiece of the wall is my framed print of Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte", the inspiration for Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. Notice how the new color exactly matches the color of Bernadette Peters' dress in the painting. (Don't you love how I actually think the woman in the painting is Bernadette Peters? Obviously I know it isn't, really. Bernadette was out of the show the day it was painted. The woman in the painting is actually her understudy. Fun fact!)
In somewhat related and much more exciting news: My ticket to Bernadette Peters' November 9th BC/EFA concert at the Minskoff arrived today! I'm so excited, I could bust outta my Bob Mackie gown!