This Is What the Rooms From Famous Paintings Look Like in Real Life

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If you're looking for interior design inspiration, check out the work of famous artists. Some of the most memorable pieces from painters like Vincent Van Gogh, Grant Wood, and Roy Lichtenstein depict ordinary rooms in colorful styles. Now, the digital home improvement marketplace HomeAdvisor has made recreating these scenes in your own home as easy as possible: The images below translate six rooms from iconic paintings into real life.

To bring these artworks in the real world, HomeAdvisor created computer-generated models, taking liberties with some details to make the spaces feel more convincing. In the recreation of Van Gogh's The Bedroom—originally inspired the painter's room in Arles, France—the colors have been toned down slightly, but the cozy, peaceful atmosphere remains. Roy Lichtenstein’s Interior With Restful Paintings has been transformed from a pop art painting to a mod living room with splashes of color.

There's a painting for every design style, from Konstantin Korovin's rustic kitchen to Eduard Petrovich Hau's lavish sitting room fit for royalty. You can check out every artwork and the digital model it inspired by watching the GIFs below.

Want more ways to bring an artistic touch to your living space? Here are some suggestions for using color in your home.

Real-life version of Konstantin Korovin’s ‘Interior’
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Real-life version of Kandinsky’s ‘My Dining Room’
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Real-life version of Grant Wood’s ‘The Sun Shine on the Corner’
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Real-life version of Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Interior with restful paintings’
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Real-life version of Vincent Van Gogh's painting.
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Real-life version of Eduard Petrovich Hau’s ‘Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Sitting Room, Cottage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia’
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Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
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- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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Key West Has Installed Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks

In Key West, rainbow crosswalks aren't just for Pride Month.
In Key West, rainbow crosswalks aren't just for Pride Month.
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In 2015, Key West became the first place in Florida to install permanent rainbow crosswalks—a celebration of LGBTQ+ pride that reflected the city’s “One Human Family” motto. But a few years later, the city decided to repave its historic Duval Street, which required tearing up the four colorful paths at the intersection of Petronia Street.

The rainbow crosswalks finally returned this week—just in time for Pride Month—and they’re even more vibrant than before. The old ones were essentially regular white crosswalks with each empty space filled in with a different color, whereas the new paths feature long, colored stripes with a white stripe along the top and bottom edges.

According to NBC 6 South Florida, workers positioned the thermoplastic stripes on the street and attached them to the pavement below with heat from propane torches. Key West mayor Teri Johnson and other officials then commemorated the new landmarks, located in the heart of the city's entertainment district, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (The ribbon was also rainbow colored, and all participants wore masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.)

“The rainbow crosswalks mean that everybody is welcome, everybody is equal, everybody is recognized, and that we do really abide by the ‘One Human Family’ spirit,” Johnson said.

Key West isn’t the only place with permanent rainbow paths; as LGBTQ Nation reports, you can find them in San Francisco, West Hollywood, Seattle, Philadelphia, Toronto, and other cities, too. And while the small island city has postponed its Pride events until November due to the pandemic, some of the world's biggest Pride parades and festivals are simply moving the party online: Here are 10 events to check out this month.

[h/t NBC 6 South Florida]