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(pronounced eff-oh-bee; not fawb)

Common abbreviation for “Free On Board”. This term is used when dealing with shipping of products. So much of design and decorating deals with shipping items from one place to another, whether it’s

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(pronounced FA-brihk EH-chihng)

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(pronounced fuh-SAHD)

Whatever you do, do not pronounce this word as fuh-KAYD. We have a friend who did so, felt like a complete idiot, and completely lost the respect of the clients he was with.

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(pronounced fuh-SIH-luh-tee ah-SES-mehnt)

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(pronounced fuh-SIH-luh-tee pehr-FOR-mehnts ih-val-yu-AY-shun / EF-PEE-EE)

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(pronounced FAYT ah-kohm-PLEE)

This fancy French term literally means an “accomplished fact.” Use it when you want 1) to describe a thing completed and presumed irreversible and 2) to add a little drama into your

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(pronounced FA-shee-ah or FAY-shee-ah)

Fascia is another one of those words that means a million different things in a wide variety of industries, including the medical, automotive, and design fields. Of course we’re focusing on

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(pronounced like it looks)

The fast track we’re talking about here is completely different from the fast track you’ll find at the

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(pronounced FOH)

Though this word is much more prevalent in everyday usage than it was 20 years ago, it is obvious that some people are still a little confused. In fact, we had a co-worker

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(pronounced foh-BWAH)

A French term meaning “fake wood.” You’ve probably heard the word “faux” plenty of times: faux pearls, faux fur, and faux finishing. Faux bois is a version of the latter: a trompe l’oeil