Ever wondered what a certain design item or style is called? Or where it came from? How can you articulate what you like if you don’t know the proper words to describe it?
The Design Vocabulary series on the blog is here to help you. You can learn about famous designers, architectural styles, furnishings history, decor terms and all sorts of interesting related trivia. Understanding the history and relationships of design is what really makes it memorable.
Linked below are all of the terms discussed so far in this ongoing series. See if you can find a new term to add to your repertoire…
- Greek Key
- Acanthus Leaves
- Barley Twist
- Spice storage history
- Two popular design motifs: Egg and Dart & Dentil
- Dinner services: “à la Française” & “à la Russe”
- Thomas C. Molesworth designs and style
- Paintable wallpapers: Lincrusta and Anaglypta
- Sears order-by-mail houses
- The Revere bowl
- George F. Barber homes
- Salon style
- Cast iron furniture
- Jib doors
- Louis chairs of four reigns
- Carrara marble
- Eames icons
- Klismos chair
Do you have a design term you’ve always wanted to know more about? Feel free to leave a comment about it and I’ll add it to the list of vocabulary to post!