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Small Changes to Simplify Your Long-Term Storage
Conquer your attic and basement storage in more than a day, with these easy, bite-size steps for sorting, storing and protecting your stuff
Flash Cards for Common Architectural Terms
"basic terms for parts and styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want... tongue? Terms like “jabot,” “swag,” “goblet pleat,” “inner lining,” “tieback,” “fullness... basic terms, you’ll not only be able to understand your interior designer better... right terms for each kind of window treatments. I might add, on the modern side,... eable terms, meaning the zig zag folded shape at the corners of a treatment. A jabot..."
A Primer on the Language of Design
"architectural terms. I thought we had done this before (here), but clearly more study is... these terms? I am the client with the blank face, building a country property with... layman's terms.. BS. Too often designers, Architects and artists, live in a world of... Architectural TermsFind Your Architectural StyleGreat Architecture Speaks to Us..."
13 Versatile Furniture Pieces That Grow With You
Build a collection of high-quality pieces that will work from that first solo rental to a long-term home
Chaise, Divan, Daybed, Settee: What's the Difference?
Seeking the right furniture piece for lounging, sitting or even snoozing? We clear up the confusion in terms
"school term. Can I add one thing? If every man need a man cave, every woman needs... Actually the term "chaise longue" in French means deckchair. What you call here a "chaise... French term "chaise longue," meaning "long chair," a chaise is an upholstered seat... pillows. The terms "divan" and "daybed" are often used interchangeably, but "daybed" is... common term. And sometimes the way you use a piece determines what you call it — for..."
How to Speak the Lingo of Drapery
If you want the window treatments in your head to match what ends up on your windows, it helps to know these common drapery terms
The Perfect Finish for Your Tile
Bullnose? Quarter round? V-cap? Demystify trim terms and finish off your kitchen and bath tile in style
Ecofriendly Kitchen: How to Choose Flooring
Conserve natural resources and your long-term finances by choosing kitchen flooring materials with durability and beauty
6 Fantastic Ferns to Enliven Shady Garden Spots
For long-term interest with little upkeep in challenging conditions, ferns might just be your garden's new best friend
Houzz Tour: Parisian Modern Updates for a Toronto Coach House
Iconic furniture, creative groupings and bold colors turn a short-term Canadian rental into a knockout
Photo Murals Expand Reality
Freed from its tacky past, photographic wallpaper gives a whole new meaning to the term 'accent wall'
7 Fall Beauties for Mild-Climate Container Gardens
We're talking long-term relationship: These showy shrubs will bring color to your container garden autumn after autumn
Don’t Be a Stickybeak — and Other Home-Related Lingo From Abroad
Need to hire a contractor or buy a certain piece of furniture in the U.K. or Australia? Keep this guide at hand
"design terms are no exception to the language madness. And in light of recently announcing... "looby" (term of endearment). :) Our girls speak a mixture of America and English slang... and some terms vary here even from town to town. My mother' family always called kitchen... use the term "earth" for dirt / soil , but I don't know if that's acceptable in the... come to terms with me referring to both the Garden Shed & the Garage as just 'the shed'..."
Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?
"of the term "contemporary" that refers to a particular strain of design today, such... included. The term's use is clearly narrower than the literal definition, yet it is still... of both terms still muddies the waters. The term contemporary is more misunderstood... the 2 terms interchangeably but I knew there was a distinction but could not quite... with the term in architecture, it uses historical elements in ironic ways (columns as..."