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(pronounced suh-KRAY-tehr)

See escritoire.

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(pronounced SEH-kruh-ter-ee)

See escritoire.

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(pronounced SEK-shun)

Of course, you can use this word as a verb (think of sectioning an apple before gobbling it up), but we’re talking about the noun variety here. As you might imagine, a section

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(pronounced sehlf WEHLT)

An upholstery term describing the practice of finishing the seams of an upholstered piece with a welt covered in the same fabric as the item itself. This method tends to make

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(pronounced SELL-vehj)

You will also see this word spelled “selvedge”, but it means the same thing. In general, the term means a border or an edge, but when it comes to the design industry,

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(pronounced SEHM-blents)

This word comes from the same root as the more familiar “resemblance,” which should help you remember it. Semblance can mean a few different things: a true or obvious

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(pronounced seh-RAH-pee)

An informal term for 19th century carpets woven in northwest Persia's Azerbaijan province, specifically in the Heriz district. In the United States, these highest quality of the Heriz carpets are called Serapi.

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(pronounced sehr-ehn-DIH-peh-tee)

You know when you find something great when you’re not looking for it" Or when something wonderful happens when you’re not expecting it because you’re in the middle of a less than desirable

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(pronounced SUR-pehn-teen OR SUR-pehn-TYNE)

One of our favorite words, only because we first heard Peter Falk screaming it out to a panicked Alan Arkin years ago in an all-time classic movie,

Example: Victor’s

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(pronounced SER-vehs LERN-ing)

A term that has gained more and more traction as the Millennial Generation has come into their own, service learning refers to an educational method uniting instruction time