Thanks so much for your advice!! We asked four Milwaukee-area interior designers to interpret a handful of buzz words within the industry in an effort to demystify the experience. Jacobean: This furniture period spans almost the entire first half of the 17th Century from James I to Charles I reign. Woods primarily used included ash, hickory, maple, black walnut and pine. From all the design lines he values the essence of things, the inner substance of an item the most, he knows the value of natural light, the value of a simple, airy, natural design, he cherishes simple things whilst being highly organized. Linen-Press: A cupboard with shelves for storing linen and clothes. European Style: Sophisticated style with great attention to detail and ornamentation.
These pieces are very simple and often rough in design. Cartonnier: A piece of furniture that took on many various forms. American Colonial: Term loosely applied to all American furniture used by the colonies prior to the American Revolution. Barrel Chair: A semicircular upholstered chair with a loose seat cushion. Bachelor's Chest: A small low chest originating in the 1700's.
Flemish: Flemish furniture was a product from master craftsmen of Flanders Belgium. Although most famous for the design of Hitchcock chairs, Lambert also produced stools, settees, rockers, cabinets and cradles. Cockbeading: Bead molding applied to the edges of drawers. Used primarily down the legs of tables and chairs, or on chair splats. Firmness: A sought after quality by many in upholstered furniture and mattresses, which is usually interpreted to mean support. I am super inspired by this post! High Relief: Term refers to deep carving of the plane surface of any material. Filling: A step in the manufacturing finishing process where the filling of natural pores in wood allows the surface to become smoother and more reflective.
The prominent decorations are inlay, marquetry and intricate carvings. Hoop Back Chair: Hepplewhite or Queen Anne chair with a top rail curving directly into its arms. Our personality is shaped through time and it can greatly evolve but it never changes completely, we are transforming ourselves through experiences of all kinds; we live. Backsplash: A small strip usually wood placed against the wall or on the back of a dry sink or console. It is the biggest waste of time and ego.
Chair seats often had leather attached with brass nails, also referred to as nailhead. Mohair: The long, lustrous and strong hair of the Angora goat which is spun into yarns for knitting and fabrics. Term also applies to works in relief. Marquetry: Decorative patterns made of inlays, usually applied to veneered surfaces. Kerning Kerning is the adjustment of space between pairs of letters in the same word.
French Regence' also introduced commodes, secretaries, and chiffoniers. Bench: A long seat that can seat at least two people. Crown Molding: Molding where the wall and ceiling meet or the uppermost molding along a piece of furniture or cabinetry. For him there is an unwritten rule book for all his life, the personality is influenced by a conduit in all matters not just in design, he will never materialize this design over a deep console with huge glazed walls, he will never drive a Dodge, Ford, Hyundai or Peugeot because he loves those cars, he will love a Mercedes a Maserati or Bentley. In the same manner the style describes a rather rigid personality, a personality rarely seen these days, a highly complex one. Antron: A registered Trademark of DuPont for Type 66 nylon fibers, which are used in many applications including fabrics.
Many of today's better quality mattresses no longer use innerspring units and are made entirely of latex or other types of foam products. The box chair had paneled sides and back with a storage space under the seat. Using a grid of three rows and columns, focal points are indicated where the lines converge. Upholstery pieces had dull or dismal fabrics. Brewster Chair: An American Colonial style chair with large turned posts and spindles. The huge variety allowed us to select a list of 150 words - just a fraction of the total suggested. The thoughts presented above are describing general typologies, personas, individuals that would fit the designs illustrated based on general principles.
Abacus: The topmost member of the capital of a column. Colonial: American furniture from the 1700's through the Revolutionary era. A designer may use color, shape, texture, size or typeface to create contrast. Empire: A style inspired by the Napoleonic Empire, which features heavy looking classical designs and combines straight lines and curves, sleigh beds are a good example of this styling. Guimpe: A round or flat braided trim used on upholstered furniture.