Martha Stewart Living's decorating editor Rebecca Robertson's inspiration comes to her in many ways, but she often turns to art first. So when she spotted a tapestry based on a painting by Picasso at an antiques show a couple of years ago, she knew it would be the creative influence for an interior one day.
"When I first saw the room, I knew I wanted to wash it in color and give it some architectural heft," Rebecca says. Her vision included a color scheme inspired by that tapestry -- including lemon yellow and melon -- and some bold graphic elements. Envisioning the space as the living room of an art lover like herself, she also intended to fill the walls with modern paintings and photographs. "Art is so important because it gives life to space," she says.