Working with the drapery designer, we selected it for the formal dining room and living room drapes, trimming it with a blue and gold/cream stripe fabric. We used the blue/gold/cream stripe to cover a wing chair in the living room, and chose a lighter blue with a small gold dot for the formal sofa. Another accent chair was covered in gold shantung silk.
Note: If you have children, don't cover furniture in shantung silk. That's just stupid. A child will start crying and snotting about some perceived injustice like not being allowed outside rightthisverysecond and, in despair, he will mash his little wailing snotty face into the seat of your silk chair.
Oh yes he did.
Anyway, here is my problem. The rooms don't POP. The walls are sort of a vanilla color which is lovely and really matches the fabrics, but it's all a little bland.
So it's up to you. What would you do?
(My china is cream with blue, and gold trim. It's a theme!)
Additional Note: These drapes were hung in 2006. That's how long I've been wondering what color to paint these walls. Halp!