It took me a while to decide on a wall color but I wasn't in a hurry and that was a good thing. My initial thought was to go with a soft blue and I was on the search for the right fabric to recover my sofa cushions until.....I was cleaning out some boxes in our bonus room. ?????
I may have mentioned before that my plan is to have a comfortable shabby chic style office. Well, I pulled out a quilt that had been on my daughter's bed when she was home. It had a Waverly flower pattern in deep rose on one side and rose checks on the other. I had always loved that quilt! And, I loved the colors. This was now my inspiration for the office.
I decided to use it as somewhat of a slip cover for my sofa. I used the checked side and simply draped it over the cushions and used upholstery tacks to hold it in place. The flower throw pillows add a nice pattern and work well for a shabby chic style.
Now, I had to decide if I wanted to go with red, pink or neutral walls. A dusty pink was out. That would just be silly since I just painted my daughter's old dusty pink room brown for my son. We could have easily made that my office and given him the room I am working on now!
I considered a deep rose for a little while but I already have a red dining room and a deep burgundy family room plus I was afraid it would be a little to stimulating for a place I wanted to be comfy and relaxing.
I'm glad I finally decided on the more neutral "Garden Wall" which I picked up from the leaf color in the throw pillows: