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Regarding your adventures in selecting the paint colors for your Beautiful Studio Room: I must post the instructions given by Myrna Loy to her painters in the classic movie, "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." I think it is the "Who's On First" routine of interior decorating. Here goes. In advance, thank you for your patience.

Mrs. Blandings to the Painters (whose responses will be in parenthesis):
Now we'll talk about the painting.
(Okay.) I have some samples. Oh here we are. Now first the living room. I want it to be a soft green. (Okay. Uh Huh.) Not as blue green as a robin's egg, (Oh No.) but not as yellow-green as daffodils. Now the only sample I could get is a little too yellow, but don't let whoever does it go to the other extreme and get it too blue. It should be a sort of grayish yellow-green (Uh Huh.) Now in the dining room, I'd like yellow, not just yellow but a very gay yellow. Something bright and sunshiny. (Uh Huh.) I'll tell you what. If you'll send one of your workmen to the grocer for a pound of their best butter and match that exactly, you can't go wrong. (Uh Huh.) Now here's the flowered wallpaper we're going to use in the hall, but I don't want you to match any of the color of the flowers and not the little greenish dots near the hollyhocks, but I want you to match the little bluish dots between the rosebuds and the delphinium blossoms. Is that clear? (Uh Huh.)

Now the kitchen is to be white, not a cold antiseptic hospital white but a little warmer, but still not to suggest any other color but white. (Uh Huh.) Now for the powder room. I want you to match this thread, and don't lose it because I had an awful time finding it. As you can see it's practically an apple red, somewhere between a healthy Winesap apple and an unripened Jonathan. (Uh Huh.)

1st Painter: You got that Charlie?

2nd Painter: Yep--green, yellow, blue, white, red.

1st Painter: Check.


Two posts in two days, now we're talking. Want. Pictures. Studio. Soon.
On a recent visit to Mom's, she blessed me with the Myrna Loy paint scheme dialogue which prompted me to Netflix Mr. Blanding's Dream House. It was heartwarming and hilarious and dated yes, but wonderfully so. Eric watched it with me at home and it held his full attention to the very end. I recommend that!

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