A tip to remember what this weird little word means: First off, get all thoughts of masticating and sneezing out of your head. Next, think of the exclamation “ewwwww” (which rhymes
A very sophisticated (read: French in origin) name for a writing table or desk which has a top portion for books. Also known as a secretary or secrétaire, escritoires exist in various forms and styles.
Think of an escutcheon as a plate that protects and surrounds something: a keyhole, a door pull, a sprinkler head, etc. It is almost always metal, so it is usually referred
This exotic sounding word has a surplus of subtle variations, though all closely related to each other. First off, it can describe something (tangible or intangible) that is rare or of special interest.
(pronounced EH-sehnts SUHR-fehs-es)
This relatively new term is being used to describe finishes that embody natural — i.e., minerals, elements and products of the earth — materials at their essence. Think metallics, opalescents and
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