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.