I loved your show Run’s House on MTV. In fact, I watched every single episode. You are the Godfather of Hip Hop. So I was not surprised that a man of your statue lives in ginormous mansion in New Jersey. The house sits on two acres of land and includes six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three fireplaces, a home theater, sound studio, lounge and hot tub. If the outside of your home was an indicator of what the interior would look, like I knew I would be in design heaven. Afterall, we all saw Uncle Russell and Kimora’s home on MTV cribs several years ago. Their house was the epitome of Dave Chappelle’s famous catchphrase, ”I’m Rich B*@TCH! My design juices started bubbling in anticipation of what your crib looked like on the inside. But when the door opened and the cameras led viewers throughout of your mansion, I was a little underwhelmed. The decor was just one big FAIL. It left me wondering, is that really Run’s house?
*Sigh* I am waging a war against the red, black and white color scheme. It does not work in weddings nor does it work in anyone’s kitchen. This scheme is only acceptable if you are living in a college dorm room and you have a matching Mickey Mouse comforter. These colors do not work well together because, well, it’s red, black and white. Red is a very powerful and bold color and should not be paired with an equally powerful and bold color such as black. Both colors together just overpower an innocent, unsuspecting shade of white. Putting all three colors together is an EPIC FAIL! It just looks basic. Stop the madness. The Design Police are on their way!
There was an episode on Run’s House when Justine, gotta love her, tried to redecorate Russell’s bedroom. The lad wanted to change the kiddie decor in his bedroom for a room more fitting of a growing teenager. Justine, who apparently has way too much time on her hands, decided she would do it herself to save money and to prove to you she could do it. Now, I’m all for labors of love and a” Can Do” attitude. In this instance, she didn’t do too bad. The painted strips on the wall looked liked she spent countless hours watching HGTV. But what’s with the floral wallpaper?
It turns out that Justine decorated the entire house. She’s responsible for the sitting area design in the master bedroom which is pictured below. *Blank Stare* I don’t know what to make of this room. Nor do I have any words for it. Moving on.
The moral of the story is this. Do-It-Yourself interior decorating projects are only acceptable when you know what you are doing. If you have the financial means to hire a professional, please, do yourself and your home a favor and do so. Tell Justine to go sit down and look pretty for the cameras. I’m sure she will not be opposed to you hiring someone to redecorate the house. You can tell her it’s an Anniversary present or something. I know you hate spending money. But guess what Rev? There’s an interior designer/interior decorator out there that can accommodate anyone’s budget, even yours. Worse case scenario, an interior design student would be willing to do the project for freezie just for the experience and portfolio pictures. Hire a professional. That is all.
I would be more than willing to decorate your home for you. *hint, hint*