Right at Home: decorating year round with roses
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Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose’s appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine’s Day vaseful.

In home decor, roses have long been a favorite motif, in wallpapers, lace, chintz, and soft silk furnishings such as curtains, bedding and carpet. The versatile rose floral can impart old-fashioned cottage-y charm, cosmopolitan elegance, even a certain sexy chic.

English drawing rooms were rife with rose patterns throughout the Victorian era, and the Shabby Chic heyday of the 1990s saw countless rooms decorated with faded country roses.

While the rose is quite at home in traditional spaces, there is an architectural quality to its petaled form that fits well with modern decor,…………… continues on Ct Post

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Decorating your first home
News from Trinidad & Tobago Express:

Story Created: Jan 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM ECT

Story Updated: Jan 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM ECT

Planning and decorating your first home, whether it is a studio apartment, single family unit or town-house, can be both baffling and overwhelming. Your first home is often small and sometimes architecturally deprived. The important thing to remember is that any space can be transformed into your personal and unique space. First time decorators need not despair; just enjoy the adventure. 

Develop a theme

The first thing you want to do when putting your new space together is to decide what’s the theme or look for the space. This is as good a time as any to to pull out those old magazine clippings you would have collected a couple of months ago with ideas of your favourite style. Island chic? Sleek and Modern? Traditional? Once you decided on a theme, you could use it in every room of your home to create flow and rhythm to the space, which also makes it seem larger. Remember not every item in a room has to be “matchy matchy”. The odd accent piece adds character to your space, and it says something about the personality living there (you); in other words, personalize your space. You should avoid working with too many styles, patterns and colours all at once.

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