You can find inspiration in all sorts of places. Looking through a book on old Chinese trellis designs gave me the idea for this music room that we did on the beach in Orange county. The bright green came from a La Duree box of course (some people think that that is the perfect green).
The Music Room was a small space so I deliberately left the floor bare and used the bold pattern on the ceiling. The Chinoiserie print I decided to tea stain to soften the color. It's a subtle way to finish off fabric, but it can make a really big difference.