FWIW's Irish correspondent weighs in

From the Irish Examiner: The Orange, the Zebra: they're not just for Greenwich anymore. 

When it comes to interior design, most of us assume there is a divide between the modern and the traditional, a chasm which can’t be crossed without stepping into the territory of conflicting styles and bad taste.
Our interiors are either minimalist, clean-lined and filled with light, or they are richly decorated, packed with antique forms and textures. For some people the first is cold and featureless; for others the second is confined and clutte [whatever, blah blah blah]
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