Sometimes I will see an item, piece of furniture, area rug, wallpaper or piece of art that will make me stop and think about what kind of room I would design around it. That happened today as I was perusing an online art retailer and came across this painting by Shirley Novak called Colours de la Nuit.
I love the fluid motion and muted colors. As the title suggests, it is very French in essence but I think it can work with many styles and is appropriate for a variety of rooms. I would maybe put it in a corner with a combination of this chair and side table: