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Create spaces people love to live, work, and play in

Interior design is more than just arranging furniture. It has evolved into a multifaceted profession dealing with complete environments that not only please, but enhance the health and safety of the user. Like other interior design programs, we encourage creative vision and develop your design skills—but creativity alone wont make you a successful working interior designer. At FIT, we emphasize the practical skills you need to get your project done. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to envision great spaces — and know how to build them, too.

FIT’s Interior Design program has been preparing students for success for more than 50 years. This rigorous, multidisciplinary program combines the academic study of the history and theory of interior design with practical, hands-on projects. You’ll collaborate with leading practitioners in New York City, the design capital of the world. In classes taught by industry professionals, you’ll learn drafting techniques, computer modeling, lighting, and materials and methods, with an emphasis on sustainability and user health and safety.

  • FIT’s Interior Design programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
  • Courses meet National Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam and New York State certification (Certified Interior Designer) eligibility requirements.
  • With about 400 students, FIT’s Interior Design program is the largest of its kind in New York City.
  • Professional-level facilities include a lighting laboratory, design graphics reproduction center, and model-making shop.
  • Projects cover a wide range of interior spaces, including residences, hotels and restaurants, stores, historic settings, hospitals, and supportive housing.
  • work with New York interior designers, lighting and graphic designers, and architects in internships at top firms such as Gensler, Interior Architects, and the Rockwell Group.
  • network with industry professionals and work with fellow students on Interior Design Club projects.
  • practice your skills on class projects that include residential, corporate, retail, hospitality, and institutional settings.

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Carmita Sanchez-Fong also serves on the Advisory Board of Berkeley College’s CIDA accredited interior design program and is a consultant on their service learning initiatives.

Not many clients these days “live above the store,” so to speak. It takes a sharply inquisitive imagination and some fancy skills to know how to deck out a full-floor apartment at the Met Life.

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As a student at SCAD, you will have exclusive access to the university repeatedly rated number one for studying interior design by DesignIntelligence. Named among America’s best architecture and design schools, both our undergraduate and graduate programs regularly receive acclaim in the industry. Through collaborative projects, you can work on groundbreaking new developments like SCADpad ® — a micro-housing project that garnered global press for SCAD students — solving the design challenges of tomorrow.

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The SCAD interior design department exists to guide students to become innovative interior designers capable of critical thinking, effective communication, and collaborative teamwork, emphasizing professional ethics and values within the context of social, environmental, and global design practice.

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SCAD leads the way in the interior design industry

The SCAD undergraduate and graduate interior design programs have been ranked No. 1 on the list of “America’s Best Architecture Design Schools 2018” by DesignIntelligence, the publication and rankings body of the Design Futures Council.

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SCAD’s accredited interior design degrees are offered in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.

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Chuck Chewning, creative director, Donghia, Inc.

Many programs at SCAD complement each other, giving you the option to explore multiple majors and diversify your skills. Learn how Chuck Chewning (B.F.A. historic preservation and interior design) used his two degrees to achieve international success.

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Spring cleaning season may have come and gone, but like when you give a mouse a cookie, your simple home reorganization can easily grow into full renovation, for a person with a big imagination. If you’re thinking of painting the walls, moving the furniture into a new formation or adding an accent lamp to enhance the mood, you might want to experiment via app before doing the heavy lifting. After all, the designs in your head don’t always look good in real life, and taking a saw to a table that’s an inch too long isn’t for everyone.

What apps do you use to plan your home interior? Tell us in the comments.

1. ColorSmart (free)

If you’re using Behr paint for your interior, you’ll want this handy app. You can actually upload a photo and the app will create a color scheme for you based on the image. Want your home to evoke memories of last summer’s vacation to Jamaica? There you go. You can also apply colors to a photo of the room you intent to paint, to ensure the new colors match your decor. Cover up those blank white walls for good. The app is available on iOS and Android.

2. Houzz Interior Design Ideas (free)

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If you’re looking for home inspiration, you’ll definitely want to download Houzz. The app is a collection of photos of nearly every type of room, location and product. The company’s editorial team curates products and the app includes a directory of local professionals including designers, architects and contractors. When you save photos, you can access them offline. The app is available on iOS and Android.

3. Color Capture (free)

Carrying around paint samples is cool until you lose them or get two mixed up. That’s why it’s great to set favorites and add notes to your chosen colors inside this app by Benjamin Moore. You can also get more information on paints and colors, and find the nearest Benjamin Moore retailer. Of course, due to variation in screen displays, it’s recommended you double check colors with a printed sample. The app is available on iOS and Android.

4. Mark On Call ($2.99)

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If you’ve ever said, “Wow, that chair is bigger than it looks,” this app is for you. Mark On Call is for professional interior designers and consumers alike. The app is for both designing and space planning, so whether you’re worried about logistics or aesthetic, you’ll be set. You can also custom skin furniture or countertops to get a better idea of how it will look. The app is available on iOS.

5. Home 3D ($3.99)

There’s floor layouts, and then there’s real life. Home 3D is at least a little closer to the latter, so you can visualize how your home will look, not just what will fit. You can move around floors and windows to match your space and set material on floors and walls. You can email your floor plans or save them to Dropbox. The app is available on iOS.

6. MyPantone ($9.99 iOS, $7.99 Android)

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Browse more than 13,000 Pantone paint colors with this app. You can also be given a color combination if you’re in need of a few accent colors. The app is compatible with AirPrint so you can print out a color palette. Color details will give you the exact specifications of a color you’ve chosen so you can be sure to get the right thing from the store. The app is available on iOS and Android.

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School of Architecture and Interior Design

The School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati prepares students for critical practice. Our students engage with the principles, traditions, and requirements of building in all its aspects, interior and exterior. Our goal is to advance the professions of Architecture and Interior Design by combining ethical judgment, creative research and technical proficiency in pursuit of excellence. We seek to nurture a life-long world view that recognizes the designer’s responsibility to the environment, society, and the profession. Students are encouraged to take risks with their design ideas, and develop the skills to communicate them. The faculty and students of SAID strive to advance the discourse of environmental design, to respond effectively to change, and to integrate research with technical expertise.

As part of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, the Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).

MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

  • Brisbane: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration is a dynamic, practical, industry-relevant course.

Interior Design and Decoration course gives you greater design awareness and the skills to develop your individual style.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create plans and undertake project in later stages of the course; you will learn how to create and plan, furniture, fittings, surfaces and colour schemes for commercial and residential settings.

You’ll learn 2D and 3D design skills and the decorative aspect of design. You’ll develop high-level documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to both residential and commercial clients in a professional brief.

Projects are themed around exploration into colour, material and finishes, interior construction techniques, soft furnishings, fabrics and furniture, based on historical and contemporatry styles and trends.

As your studies progress you’ll develop a deeper understanding of commercial and residential interiors, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments and documentation process.

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During the course students will:

  • Explore decoration.
  • Cover colour theory
  • Problem-Solve design issues
  • Develop presentation approaches and construction drawings
  • Learn decoration and design practices from industry professionals working across both residential and commercial projects.
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the structural components and construction techniques and materials employed within an interior space;
  • Represent design concepts using sketches, renderings, perspective drawings, technical drafting and CAD generated drawings;
  • Research the diverse and evolving range of decorating design resources in today’s industry
  • Appropriately select and quantify decorator products calculate relevant costings;
  • Assess lighting requirements and make appropriate recommendations for a specific interior space;
  • Confidently proposing design concepts and providing professional advice on the selection and specification of decorating and design products for a specific interior space;
  • Develop visual design techniques to successfully showcase concepts decorating products;
  • Communicate and showcase design concepts through the preparation of concept, colour finishes boards;
  • Explore interior space planning – recognising the relevance of human scale and ergonomics;
  • Interior design courses gold coastDevelop basic business skills and understand the value of professional practice in the design Industry.
  • Gain skills in effectively communicating with a range of industry professionals – interpreting information appropriately and recognizing the value of clear and concise written and verbal correspondence;
  • Appropriately documenting product and material schedules and specifications;


“I started off pursuing my bachelor in education, however after one year decided my interests lay in design and in particular interior design. It was through a lot of research that I picked and enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at AICD in Brisbane. I started not knowing exactly what to expect of the course, but was pleased to spend the first 6 months understanding core elements and principles of design.

The second 6 months was putting this into practice and into more industry focused scenarios and working on things like client briefs and presentation boards. Through client briefs I found my career path, which is redesigning and redecorating residential homes. The practical approach of the course, including excursions and teachers experience has cemented my knowledge of the industry. Apart from learning the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”

Margie Rose, 2013 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration student.

Career Opportunities

The diploma is either to entry-level employment in the interior design and decoration sector or to further study to the Advanced diploma of interior design and decoration

  • Self-employment as an interior decorator
  • Architectural sales representative for industry product
  • Interior Stylist
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for Design and Decoration consultancies
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furnishings departments of retail stores
  • Soft Furnishings consultant
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Events and Installation designer
  • Real Estate homestager
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for shop fitters

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Qualification and Units of Competency

Interior design courses gold coastOn successful completion students will be awarded the MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration which is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course is the latest training package on offer, and is the most industry relevant qualification available.

On successful completion of the course students will receive competencies in the following units:


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Welcome to Ringling College

A place for creatives to start on a path to success.

For 85 years, we have been cultivating the creative spirit in students from around the globe through our studio model of teaching – or learning by making. You will create work with a purpose and explore the creative process through studio projects. As a freshman, you will jump right into your major, working in professional studios and undergoing a comprehensive liberal arts program designed specifically to inspire and inform studio work. You can choose from eleven BFA programs, two BA programs, and several minors and off-campus programs to complement and amplify your work. As a student at Ringling, you’ll receive the highest quality art and design education, work with the most cutting-edge technology and tools, and collaborate with the biggest names in the arts industries.

An Overview of Our Majors

Want an quick idea of what each major is about? Take a look – and click through for more details.

Business of Art Design

Get the tools, training, and experience you need to start your creative business, manage a range of creative projects, and collaborate with diverse teams across industries. Our Business of Art and Design major is all about:

Management in Creative Industries

Producing and Production Management

Marketing and Communications

Studio or Gallery Administration

Creative Project Management

Leading and Collaborating Across Disciples

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Computer Animation

Dream up new characters, stories, and worlds and bring them life! Our Computer Animation major is all about:

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Creative Writing

Craft narratives for any media that lure in your audience, provoke questions, and inspire dialogue! Our Creative Writing major is all about:

writing across disciplines

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Take your narratives to the big screen as you discover the ins and outs of filmmaking. Our Film major is all about:

industry grade equipment

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Fine Arts

Discover your unique artistic voice and share that voice through our myriad studio arts programs. Our Fine Arts major is all about:

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Game Art

Get ready to bring new characters and worlds to life! Our Game Art major is all about:

building new worlds

creating interactive experiences

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Graphic Design

Design compelling, creative solutions in print, motion, and interactive media. Our Graphic Design major is all about:

logo branding design

typography lettering design

responsive website app design

user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design

magazine, book epub design

packaging exhibition design

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Share rich, visual stories using traditional Illustration techniques as well as new digital media. Our Illustration major is all about:

broad use of media

building new worlds

bringing images to life

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Interior Design

Breathe new life into old spaces or envision new interiors of your own! Our Interior Design major is all about

creating unique experiences

exploring textiles materials

innovative building materials

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Motion Design

Apply design theory, sound design, and 2D animation concepts to create engaging, moving graphics. Our Motion Design major is all about:

2D 3D animation

storyboards style frames

audio video production

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Photography Imaging

Capture and manipulate images that inspire! Our Photography Imaging major is all about:

digital and analog photography

learning to see light

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Visual Studies

Build a curriculum tailored to your specific creative interests with this self-directed, boundary-pushing new major! Our Visual Studies major is all about:

analyzing art and design

communicating about the arts

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Virtual Reality Development

Create stories and user experiences for VR. Our Virtual Reality Development major is all about:


Courses offered by various institutions in Sri Lanka.

College Certificate in Pattern Making and Fashion Development
Brandix College of Clothing Technology

This course has been designed to provide a sound understanding of pattern making and grading to those who wish to embark on a pattern production career.

7 weeks (full time) long

Advanced Diploma Fashion Design
Raffles Design Institute

The Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire the thinking skills, understanding and knowledge critical to key fashion design functions.

B.Sc. in Fashion Design Business
SEI Campus

The BSc in Fashion Design Business introduces students into the exciting world of fashion, encouraging you to be creative, but also business-conscious.

Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design Marketing
Academy of Multimedia Design Technology – AMDT

Through this course students will learn to design and market fashion and also cover a wide range of business activities in fashion, branding, merchandising etc.

Pearson (Edexcel) BTEC QCF Level 5 HND in Fashion Textile
Academy of Multimedia Design Technology – AMDT

The Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND in Fashion and Textiles offer a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by the Society of Dyers and Colourists and the Chartered Society of Designers.

Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours
Open University of Sri Lanka – OUSL

Bachelor of Industrial Studies Programme is especially designed and offered by the Faculty of Engineering Technology for those who are engaged in a particular industry or intend to join the industry.

MBA – Luxury Goods Fashion Industries
Mod Art International

Mod Art International s commitment to excellence provides, through this exceptional MBA programme, highly effective, talented and committed professional fashion graduates for the global luxury goods market of the future.

Bachelor in Fashion Design
Mod Art International

The Bachelor in Fashion Design Creation Course will delve into the areas of women s wear, men s wear, lingerie, kids wear and Fashion Accessories – covering the whole spectrum.

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Design Studies
Academy of Design – AOD

Fashion Marketing (Fashion Product Promotion) at Northumbria aims to explore fashion concepts, products and promotions for future markets.

3 years (full time) long

BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
Academy of Design – AOD

Design, conceptual thinking, image presentation and of course individuality are just some of the qualities which combine to drive fashion.

3 years (full time) long

Foundation in Art Design
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology – LIFT

The course aims to provide a basic grounding for art and design. Students will explore ideas on Art, fashion design education to develop their creative and and technical skills in relevant subjects.

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Footwear Accessory Design
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology – LIFT

The course will develop an appropriate knowledge base of particular and generic skills and encourage integration between art and design practice, historical/ theoretical studies and professional practice.

Advanced Diploma in Textiles for Fashion
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology – LIFT

Surface design and Printed textiles for fashion is a broad – based course offering you a range of surface and textile based specialism including print and mixed media. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on visual research and drawing for design and concept development.

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology – LIFT

The course aims to provide a comprehensive and stimulating education for those wishing to realize ambitions in the Fashion industry. The course ensures students become fully conversant with a range of skills relevant to the central areas of Fashion Design.

Diploma in Fashion Marketing
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology – LIFT

he course ensures students become fully conversant with a range of concepts and principles relevant to the central areas of fashion, styles and trends, fashion buying and merchandising, fashion marketing, market research, consumer behaviour, fashion communication, visual merchandising, Fashion photography promotions, Brand management and fashion event management.

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Hyundai Creta

August 05, 2016: Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has officially launched the first anniversary edition of its Car of the Year, Creta SUV with a price of INR 12.23 lakh for petrol version and INR 13.76 lakh for the diesel variant (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the anniversary edition, Hyundai also introduced two new variants – Executive Variant (E+) and S+ Diesel Automatic to strengthen the line-up for its leading SUV.

July 26, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second largest auto manufacturer in the country has introduced a new diesel automatic variant, S+ to its Creta lineup. Priced at INR 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) is approximately INR 1.05 lakh cheaper than the SX+ diesel AT variant. The company has already initiated the bookings for it at all the dealerships in metro cities with a waiting period of approximately 2 months.

The lucrative compact SUV segment has gathered a lot of attention from both the automakers and the buyers. There is no denying to the fact that Hyundai Creta has been one of the most talked about vehicles in its segment since the news surfaced that the company is working on a compact SUV for the Indian car market.

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In recent times, Hyundai has marginally improved in terms of car design and is coming up with aesthetically pleasing vehicles. Following the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the automaker has developed the compact SUVon a completely new platform. Undoubtedly, the Creta is one of the most amazingly designed compact SUVs available in its segment. It doesn’t look that muscular but it surely gets very fresh looks. Simply put, it is a head turner and feels way more premium.

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It looks like scaled down Santa Fe from various angels. Features such as the three slat chrome grille hugged with the company’s insignia and the projector headlamps with the day running lights, are bound to go make to look a modern day vehicle. The usage of black cladding over the rear and front bumper and door sills give it an appealing stance. The large 17-inch Diamond cut alloy wheels compliments the side profile. The more stylish front is, the more banal the Creta looks at the rear. It comes with a thick chrome strip and split tail lamps on the back.

The cabin of Hyundai’ vehicles have always been a hot topic when compared with their competitors. Hyundai packs its offerings with a bag full of features and the Creta is no different. Surprisingly, the interiors are well designed and simple to use. It features 5-inch touch screen display with optional 7-inch touch screen, dual tone interiors, leather wrapped steering wheel (limited to tilt adjustment only), leather inserts on the door panels,bottle holder on each door panel, rear charging point and rear AC. We must say, designers at Hyundai have utilized the space very well and the cabin feels airy and can easily accommodate 5 persons. The generous use of Grey and beige makes this compact SUV look a lot more premium on the inside also.

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Furthermore, the company has installed all the possible gadgetry one can ask in this segment for instance climate control, key less entry with start stop button, reverse parking camera and GPS navigation. On the safety front, it also gets six airbags, traction control and ABS.

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The 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol mill produces 120bhp of power and 154Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, 1.4-litre turbo diesel motor outputs 88.8bhp of power and 224Nm of peak torque while the bigger 1.6-litre turbo diesel workhorse pushes out 124bhp and 265Nm of power and torque. Both the diesel engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the 1.6-litre diesel is available with an automatic gearbox.

Hyundai Creta has put a huge dent on the sales of the Renault Duster and the Ford EcoSport. The long waiting period on the Creta also symbolizes its success story. The compact SUV segment also gets contestants like Maruti S-Cross and the Nissan Terrano.

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other fibers to add a luxurious feel and appearance.

bookcases, highboys and other furniture.

Acrylic also has a plush loft that will not flatten.

rococo style of the 1750’s, and is characterized by slender, graceful lines, refined shapes and restrained ornamentation.

Afghan: A coverlet or shawl of wool, knitted or crocheted in colorful geometric designs.

Ageing: Decorative technique used to create the effect of wear-and-tear on wooden, painted, plastic or other surfaces.

with a foundation.

Alcove: Recessed part of a room. Bed alcoves exist in Pompeian rooms, and such placing of the sleeping quarters was common in northern Europe through the Middle Ages and later. In the 18th Century special beds were designed to fit such recesses. Alcoves are also used for bookcases and cabinets, dining groups, etc.

American Country: Simple designs originating from the earliest settlers in America during the Early Colonial period (see above). These pieces are very simple and often rough in design. This charming style is still very popular today.

American Frontier (American Primitive): This style of late 1700’s to 1800’s was created to meet the demands of the western frontier. Noted pieces include wagon seat twin chairs, sinks without plumbing, cupboards and cobbler’s benches. Woods primarily used included ash, hickory, maple, black walnut and pine. Pieces of this period were usually painted black or in primary colors.

Angel Bed: A bed with a canopy but no front support.

Art Glass: Decorative glass – includes stained, beveled, fused, blown, etched, leaded and cut.

Baluster: A small turned, square or flat column that supports a rail. Also used to form chair backs.

Bar Stool: A stool that has a seat height of about 30″, opposed to a counter stool that normally has a seat height of 24″ to 26″.

Batten: A strip of wood that’s attached to a wall to provide supports for fixing fabric or paneling.

Bed Rails: Metal or wooden frames that join a headboard and footboard together and also support the mattress set. Most commonly used bed rail styles include hook-on and bolt-on designs.

Bench Cushion (or Bench Seat): A long seat cushion that covers the entire deck area of a sofa, loveseat orsettee, opposed to individual cushions.

outermost coils to provide the shape and form for the mattress set.

Box Pleat (or Boxpleat): A symmetrical skirt pleat made by folding the fabric to the back of each side of the pleat to create a dentil pattern.

Candle Follower: A device that fits onto the top of a candle. As the wax melts the follower keeps

the wax from dripping down the side of the candle.

Cartouche: An ornamental shield or decoration usually placed above a door opening or fireplace mantel, often containing the name of a king, queen, or deity. Term also applies to a sculpture or back ornament in the form of an unrolled scroll.

Center Rail: A support beam that runs head to toe down the middle of a mattress foundation or bed frame for added support.

Color Transfer: The process of applying a color from one material onto another by the means of moisture or heat. The term can also refer to the accidental seepage of color from one material to another.

Comb Back: A Windsor chair having an extension of the back above the arm rail that consists of five or more spindles and a curved top rail resembling a comb.

Corner Block or Brace: A diagonal brace placed at the corner of a frame structure to provide strength. Commonly found on the inside corners of dressers and chests for example.

Credence Table: A type of small table used for storing food before serving; generally a semi-circular table with a hinged top.

An arrangement of tufted buttons which yields a diamond shaped pattern on the back of an upholstered piece of furniture.

Elevation: An elevation is a view of a 3-dimensional object from the position of a horizontal plane beside an object. In other words, an elevation is a side-view as viewed from the front, back, left or right.

Fall Front: The flap of a bureau or secr taire that pulls down to provide a writing surface.

Feng Shui: Literally translated as wind and water, it’s an ancient Chinese scientific practice based on selecting or configuring a site, structure or interior so as

to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it.

Flame Stitch: A wavy angular pattern that looks like the shape of a flickering flame, normally found on brocade fabrics.

cupboards. A famous piece of this era is the box chair. The box chair had paneled sides and back with a storage space under the seat. The dominant woods used in producing this style were primarily pine and oak.

Grand Rapids Style: Style inspired by several furniture factories in Grand Rapid Michigan at the turn of the 20th Century, which is still popular today. Pieces of this design are inexpensive and usually made of oak. The most popular item of this style is the oak pedestal table stained in a light finish.

storage bench seat.

Hepplewhite: A neo-classic furniture style that followed Chippendale from the late 1700’s to about 1820. It overlaps with Sheraton styles and shares similar elements of restrained design, tapered legs and classical ornamentation like urns and shields.

Jute: A plant that’s used in natural fiber flooring.

furnishings and accessory items inspired by the rustic elements and objects found in lodges.

Married: A term referring to an item of furniture that has been made up from two or more associated pieces, usually from the same period/style. Also, a term for

upholstered furniture that’s normally manufactured in a particular fabric or leather (opposed to a custom or special order covering).

design. Its simple basic look blends well with Shaker and Danish pieces.

upholstery with little or no exposed woodwork.

still carry the Palladian name today.

Pattern Repeat: The interval between the repetitions of the same pattern.

Persian Rug: A hand-tied Oriental rug made in Iran. Examples: Kirman, Kashan, Shiraz, Tabriz.

and ironic. The classics have extra emotional punch because you recognize such items as exaggerated Hollywood sofas, 1950’s boomerang tables or wacky 70’s chairs.

Rietveld Style: In the early 20th Century, the Rietveld furniture style grew from the Dutch Arts and Crafts movement with a strong Frank Lloyd Wright influence. Machined forms and manmade materials figured in this furniture style, which sought to preserve the integrity of Arts and Crafts while embracing the modern world.

traditional) headboards and footboards.

Sisal: A natural, durable fiber that’s frequently used in rugs.

Slat Back: An early American chair incorporating horizontal slats.

seen in mission and arts and crafts furnishings.

Split-Back Sofa: A sofa that’s made with vertical seamed indentations in the back, which usually divides the surface in three.

Tulip: A decorative design in the shape of a tulip that’s carved or painted on American furniture, especially Shaker.

Tuxedo: A sofa or chair design with a square frame created by the arm and back rests being equal in height.

constructed of mahogany, walnut and rosewood in dark finishes, which were often highlighted with elaborate carved floral designs. Common elements of this style

include oval chair backs and marble tops on tables and dressers.

A crossed stretcher at the bottom of a chair or