By: Aisha

My parents recently moved to a retirement home and left the house to me, so I decided to redecorate the entire thing.The home is an old Victorian. All the rooms have crown molding and all the walls are painted in neutral beige colors to add softness to the rooms. The floors are all hard wood golden oak. Each room has a set of french doors. The room in particular that I have just finished renovating was our sun room. It’s a grand room with an open floor concept. It actually attaches from the main living room and then leads to an outdoor garden. The garden has a magnificent water fountain, koi pond, and multiple flower beds of roses. The flooring in the sun room is a grey marble and the walls are a stark white. There are five windows that overlook to the garden area.

The look I wanted to keep in mind with, due to the rest of the house’s decoration was the Victorian era, something that would be old world yet classically refined. I did some research and learned about roman shades. I decided to choose a Roman shade to romance the atmosphere of the room. The color I chose was sateen clay in order to pick up the grey color in the marble and compliment the walls which are white. The style I chose was the classic fold, because it added a soft elegance to the decor. I decided to accent all of this with white marble statues and roman columns placed in the corners of the room. On the adjacent walls I placed a European arm lounge couch and bouquets of red roses. The room looks grandiose and pays homage to an ancient era. And as a history fanatic I couldn’t be any happier with the outcome.