Rosettes, by definition, are artificial roses, which is why the most common motif is a flower. Typically, the decorative growth, or motivation, starts from the center and spirals outward. In fact, any circular ornament that radiates from a center can be defined as a rosette or patera.

Use rosettes as center pieces in ceilings and ribbed vaults, or as ornamentation on any furniture, cabinet, door, or wall panel.