I painted it a deep aurbergine purple and gave it a coat of varnish to protect it from scratches. I spent ages wondering whether to stencil it or use something like a potato stamp to add some bling. I was thinking little gold squares to match the lampshade in the office and the Klimt reproduction in the headboard (more on that later!!), but in the end I decided to just keep it simple.
Good enough for J.K. Rowling and Pushkin. And a little seashell from St Maarten!