Artwork has always inspired...writers, poets, and certainly designers and decorators.
A painting is often a focal point in a room, yet it can also be the paramount inspiration behind the entire space.
For fun, our decorating team found some of their favorite works of art and then sought its room counterpart.
Girl with the Pearl Earring (1665) by Johannes Vermeer has such an amazing color palette and soft quality...
This sitting area closely mimics the luscious fabrics and luxurious feel of the Vermeer. (House Beautiful)
A Josef Albers print is a strong, graphic presence in any space. (1970)
Framed out like the Albers, these saturated green walls are all the adornment this room needs. (Martha Stewart Living)
Mark Rothko's White Center (Yellow, Pink, and Lavender on Rose) gets your heart pumping with its vivid hues. (1950)
The bright curtains bring Rothko's piece to life against the stark white walls and really make a statement in the room. (Domino)
Van Gough's Almond Water Blossom with its blue and green tones gives a sense of peace and serenity. (1890)
The tones of the painting make perfect sense for a bedroom. (Traditional Home)
#143 by artist Michelle Oppenheimer (current) is moody and sophisticated at the same time.
A woman's dressing room needs drama. This skirted vanity reflects the aura of Oppenheimer's work. (The Paris Apartment)
Picasso's Deux Femmes Nues was modern and glam for its time in 1909.
The foil wallpaper in this living room picks up the gray tones in Picasso's piece while the yellow reflects the modernity. (Decorpad)
The Theatre Box by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1874) takes you on a journey to a time gone by.
The antiques and restrained palette are a nod to yesteryear. (Martha Stewart Living)
Do you have a piece of art that has inspired your decor? Tell me about it.