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Flower power

Roses a versatile, beautiful year-round design element

A rose print from Ann Arbor, Mich., based photographer Lindsey Harris. She captures roses in interesting architectural compositions, then prints them as frameable art available at her online Etsy store.
A rose print from Ann Arbor, Mich., based photographer Lindsey Harris. She captures roses in interesting architectural compositions, then prints them as frameable art available at her online Etsy store.
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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 or even a certain sexy chic. English drawing rooms were rife with rose patterns throughout the Victorian era, and the shabby-chic heyday ...


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