The sari is from Nalli in Chennai, India. A Benares sari that I searched high and low and far and wide for. Among many wood cabinets and tall stacks full of saris. Then I saw it walk past me, in someone else's arms. Desperate times, desperate measures. I ask the nearest Nalli staff if there's another like "that one." Yes! Score! I love it so much, why keep it in a drawer. So it drapes gracefully down a wall, where I can see it every day.
The walls were sponged with four colors of Benjamin Moore paints in several hues of paprika, beige and gray, building color upon color.
The photos above are a bit blurry, taken without flash to better capture the deep color. Here's a better shot of the sari pattern: