chez Marcia

My friend Marcia is the most amazing creative woman! She can make anything out of anything. She can install her own chandelier, build a table, tile a table, sew an amazingly intricate slip cover, and on and on. I love to visit her charming little house and see what new creations she has concocted. At one time, her daughter was desperate for a pink room. A bright pink room. Marcia conceded, but to add a bit of sophistication and tone down the pink, she added a huge black mirror and black and white brocade bedspread to the room. Those touches transformed the once overly sweet room into a sophisticated yet girly abode. I also love Marcia's living room. (In fact her whole house is amazingly beautiful; I'll have to add more photos later.) The wall color in the living room is Benjamin Moore's "grey cashmere." Sometimes it looks a cool serene blue; at others a milky ocean green. The silk curtains, mirrored lamp and shag carpet add a certain je ne sais quoi that only Marcia could create.


lynne said...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Melissa, please tell Marcia that her home is so lovely. I would LOVE to see more pictures, and I think I am going to try out that shade of grey in one of our rooms. It is so pretty. I love her little girl's room! That spread makes it perfect.

andi said...

As Marcia's sister, I just have to say ... I taught her everything she knows! not.

Hey, she should post a weekly recipe for you. Beware, her popcorn balls are not for the week in heart -- literally.

b.liz said...

I've been looking for the perfect shade of grey for my bedroom (I'm attempting to do an Asian theme) and this one sounds perfect. I'm so happy to discover your site, Melissa.

Jen said...

Very Chic!

Erica-Jane said...

Oh joy!!
Marcia has given me hope!
I've been worried that my home will gradually become a Barbie/Bratz inspired theme park, once my baby girl arrives...but just look at how wonderful Marcia's home is!

Sorry Lynne & Melissa for the looong silence, I'm off to catch up on all your posts I've missed!


Bethany Hissong said...

I love these rooms... you are right... sophistication is a perfect word for them. I am so inspired now!!! (and she could've worked for Blueprint!)