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(pronounced FEH-ther-ing)

This multipurpose word has a few meanings in the design industry. First off, you can probably imagine that it means covering an object — a lampshade, a

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(pronounced FEHK-lehs)

I hope that this word never, ever describes you: worthless, weak, careless, ineffective… You get the picture.

Example: Roseann was not at all looking forward

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(pronounced FEH-kehnd)

Even though it has always looked a noun to me, fecund is actually an adjective, and it means prolific and fruitful. When applied to a human instead of an

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(pronounced fen-uh-STRAY-shun)

This is one big fancy word to designate windows and doors – more specifically, their design, layout, and proportioning on a building. It can also just mean a hole in a surface, such as an

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(pronounced fung-SHWEE)

Just so you know, you might also hear the term pronounced fung-SHWAY. It’s an ancient Chinese term literally translated as “wind-water”. Now it’s used within (as well as outside of) the design world

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(pronounced fehs-TUN LY-ting)

Since the definition of festoon is a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points, it makes sense that festoon lighting is a series of lamps (a.k.a., bulbs) wired into a

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Just say the initials. They stand for Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment. Every design project must have a budget for FF&E, but what that budget covers and who specifies it varies. Depending on the scope of the

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(pronounced like the initials: ef-eye)

Also known as an AFI (Architect’s Field Instructions) and quite similar to an ASI (Architect’s Supplemental Instructions), an FI can be created when an architect or interior designer tours

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(pronounced FI-ber-glas ree-ehn-FORSD PA-nehls)

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Put simply, this term means going out to a space, measuring it and noting the location of any elements (electrical outlets, light fixtures & switches, heating & air conditioning diffusers, etc.) that are important to the