Inspired Use of Chinese Panels
This Tom Scheerer-designed bedroom above, with headboards made from Chinese wall panels and bed draperies made from Indian textiles, directly inspired Barrie Benson's room below.
Second photo above by Laura Resen, as seen in Domino, February 2007.
Below are those similar vintage panels that I mentioned earlier, available through Mandarin on Miami Circle, in Atlanta. As long as the panels aren't museum quality, I think they could be lacquered a different color.
Below, Chinese panels painted vibrant green in the KWID bungalow, as seen in Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style.