After his garden he asked for a guest bedroom. He had parameters, "Use the furniture I own & leftover paint from the garage." I told him what I would do, he wanted none of it.
Mixed Benjamin Moore Philadelphia Creme with York Harbor, resulting in a pale ocher/yellow. The room has to be simple, its bed already a focal point. Wow, was he verbal during set-up. All negative. He was asked to step away until called for.
Burlap draperies, cane chair, & thrift store lamps were my only additions. From the hall, he didn't step far, I could hear his continuing demands. (Whatever. I knew what was to be done.)
Finally, he was called into the room. He stood there, silent. Looking. He teared up, and hugged me. This is his beloved grandmother's furniture. I got it right.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken this month on site. This is the type of 'interior decorating' I do. When it's using furniture already owned and there is little money. I know where this room is truly going, very Eleanor-Roosevelt-at-Val-Kill. The entire time Mr. Negative was talking to me I was smiling at him. So glad I'm over 50! Younger, I would have tried pleasing his lizard brain. Instead, my work is done for the grace of the soul.
By-the-way. Same scenario in his garden. He had a collection of hodge podge plants. Didn't like a thing I said about placement. Once done he said, "This is exactly what I was going to do." Pics of that later, when plants are bigger.