Design Glossary

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Construction Documents

Includes the written and graphic instructions used for construction of the project. These documents must be accurate, consistent, complete, and understandable.

faience

glazed ceramic ware, in particular decorated tin-glazed earthenware of the type that includes delftware and maiolica.

fan decks

paint color fan decks are indispensable tools for choosing paint colors and color combinations for all your interior and exterior spaces.

Groin Vault

A groin vault or groined vault (also sometimes known as a double barrel vault or cross vault) is produced by the intersection at right angles of two barrel vaults. The word "groin" refers to the edge between the intersecting vaults.

interior decorator

Interior Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.

interior designer

someone who plans, researches, coordinates and manages the art and science of enhancing the interiors.

lighting design

Lighting design is a field within architecture, interior design and electrical engineering that is concerned with the design of lighting systems, including natural light, electric light, or both, to serve human needs.

motif

a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition

natural light

Natural light is light that comes from the sun. It is contrasted with artificial light, which comes from light bulbs, fires and other man-made fixtures used in homes.

natural lighting

Natural lighting is light that comes from the sun. It is contrasted with artificial light, which comes from light bulbs, fires and other man-made fixtures used in homes.

paint decks

paint color fan decks are indispensable tools for choosing paint colors and color combinations for all your interior and exterior spaces.

Space Planning

Space planning is an integral part of the interior design process, but the demand for it as ... In space planning, the design professional blocks out interior spatial areas, defines circulation patterns, and develops plans and layouts for furniture and equipment.

swatch

a small sample of fabric intended to demonstrate the look of a larger piece.

task light

Fixed task lighting refers to a non-movable light source dedicated to lighting a specific task. In kitchens, a homeowner may install several recessed "can" lights or under cabinet lighting to provide clear lighting onto the counters for cutting and preparing food.

textile

A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers (yarn or thread).

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