Abstract: Thought of far from concrete realities and showing a quality apart from any detailed object.
Acanthus Leaf: Is a leafy deign commonly found on the brace and legs of furniture.
Accent Colors: Colors that ate often used to make another color stand out.
Accessible Design: This helps people with disabilities because of the requirements that have to be met when doing interior and exterior design. Due to some laws and guidelines certain features such as door widths and counter tops must meet the demission for the disabled.
Accessories: Items used to enhance an area such as plants, light fixtures and mirrors.
Acrilan: It’s a constructed fiber used on fabrics that have a lot of wear and tear.
Acrylic: It’s a fiber that comes from a chemical or plant. Acrylic is know for it strength and magnificent color dyes.
Adam Style: Is known for its graceful lines, and its smooth shapes. It started out in the late 1700’s as a British style.
Adaptation: A piece of furniture that can portray a certain period, but might have different details.
Ageing: Normally used to create a warn-out look commonly used on wood, plastic and aluminum.
American Colonial: This style furniture was rough handmade and was done before the American revolution.
American Country: The earliest settlers in America started what is known as a simple design. These simple pieces are still very popular in today’s furniture market.
American Frontier (American Primitive): Basically this type of furniture was demanded by the western frontier in 1700’s. Some furniture requested was a sink without plumbing, benches and wagons. They used all different types of wood when making the furniture.
Americana: Items that were made to relate to American history and culture.
Antique: Anything dated from long ago or belonging to the past.
Antique Finish (or Antiquing): Staining wood to give it an older look or painting something to give it an old look.
Antique Satin: A fabric that gives off a lustrous effect, commonly made out of rayon.
Apothecary Chest: This chest was made extremely low and had small drawers. Women would use this chest to store herbs and medical herbs.
Apron: It’s the wood piece that attaches the surface and legs of a chair or table.
Area Rug: Was used to cover only part of the floor with a rug. Normally area rugs are placed in living rooms and bedrooms.
Arm Caps: These were used to cover sofa arms and chair arms to protect them.
Arm Chair: A seat that consists of a backrest and arm rest.
Armoire: Is a tall wardrobe with drawers, shelves and doors where people would store clothing. In today’s times people also use them as there work stations.
Arrow Foot: It’s normally a foot that has been tapered and detached from the leg by a turned ring.
Art Deco: This was popular in 1920’s lasting till about the 1930’s. It was described as a geometric style.
Art Glass: This was creative glass that was blown, stained, leaded and cut. Many people use these pieces as decoration around there home.
Art Moderne: This style is know for its angular and straight shape.
Art Nouveau: This style was known for it ornate and flowing lines. A great example of Art Nouveau would be Tiffany lamps.
Artisan Style: It’s a style defined by its fine workmanship and nothing to ornate.
Arts & Crafts: They started Arts and Crafts to stop mass production of ornate Victorian furniture. It become popular in the 1800’s and stayed popular till the 1920’s.
Asian Style: This style is known more as contemporary style of furniture.
Astragal: It’s a molding they put on to the glazing bars of bookcases.
Attached Back Pillow: It’s a pillow treatment that can never be taken from the upholstered piece. You normally see this with chairs, sofas and loveseats.
Aubusson: It’s an impressive tapestry normally used for upholstery and wall hangings.
Austrian Shade (or Austrian Blind): Is a window treatment that has a crinkle on the lower edge of the window.
Appliances: Equipment for the home (i.e. outdoor heater & fire pit), or a device used for a certain purpose.
Adornment: An item used for attractive purposes such as fabric, lighting and throw pillows.
Assemble: Fasting items to bring together items such as a table and bench.
Aged: Pertaining to or the trait of old age.
Ancient: Things that have been around for a long period of time.
Antiquarian: Interested in rare and old items.
Age-old: Extremely old or long lasting. Umbrella stands are very long lasting
Arabesque: A short fanciful piece of music normally played by piano.
Attached lighting: Lighting concocted to tables, canapés and gazebos.
Appealing: Something that catches your eye such as bright colored fabric on your patio furniture.
Atrocious: Tasteless, ugly or dreadful. A great table set to enhance the look of your backyard if its atrocious.
Artistic: Arrangements exhibiting good taste such as the placing of your outdoor furnishing.
Awful: Things that are very ugly, and unpleasant. A nice bird bath can enhance the look of an awful garden.
Attached: Bound and items that connected together.
Appearance: the style, placement and condition of how outdoor furniture appears.
Appeared: Clear and easily perceived.
Arm chair: Sidepieces attached to chairs where you place your forearms.
Appointment: A mutual agreement of where two or more people meet at once. Patio living and more sets up free deliveries.
Amplify: To take something and make stronger or bigger. You can always make a table bigger or smaller at your convince if you buy a table with the slide out or in option.
Abridge: To make smaller duration or diminish.