When you're designing a room, the last thing you need is to be confused by all of the lingo to go along with it. I'm breaking down the terms I get questions about the most often.
Not to be confused with the term contemporary, modern refers to design from the 1920's - 1950's, also know as Mid Century Modern Design.
This refers to the present styles, so it is ever-changing.
Acquired surface character over time. It is most commonly used to describe metal that has oxidized and changed colors.
Coating on furnishings creating a shiny, smooth finish.
A fabricated material made to feel like the pebbled skin of sharks and rays.
Collection of decor that reflects your personal, unique style.
A fabric cording that goes around the edges of pillows and upholstery to give a more tailored look.
Wood paneling along the lower half of a wall.
Decor with Chinese motifs.