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(pronounced TOH-nee)

We don’t think that this word is used enough. It’s just got that certain something – it’s quick, it’s cute, and it means having an upper-class style or high-toned manner.

Example: Josephine was thrilled

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A very sensual word originating from the French expression for torch. Quite appropriate seeing that we now use it either to mean a light fixture that sits on the floor and emanates indirect

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(pronounced TOR-ehd)

The breathy sound made when saying this word aloud seems to reinforce its definition: hot, intense, scorching, passionate, fervent. Whether applied to an object or to a state of

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(pronounced TUHTCH-stohn)

Years ago this black, flint-like stone would be rubbed on silver or gold to test its purity. These days, the word has been appropriated to describe a measure for determining the quality or

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(pronounced towt)

Though this cute little verb also means to watch or spy upon, it’s more commonly used in its more positive sense: to acclaim or publicize forcefully or excessively.

Example: Though the local

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pronounced tranz-jeh-nuh-RAY-shu-nehl dih-ZYNE) When you break down the words, this term makes total sense. “Trans” means to span or cross, so “transgenerational” means to encompass several age groups. Thus, transgenerational design is the deliberate practice of creating interiors, exterior

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(pronounced trans-MIH-tuhl)

In the modern digital age, we send so many things electronically that we’re used to automatically producing a record of the transaction. However, there is still a need to send items related

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(pronounced TRAN-sum)

It’s amazing that such a concise little word can have so many meanings. First, let’s address the design related ones 1) First and foremost, you’ll hear people refer to the window above a

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(pronounced trash PA-per) A rather lowbrow, yet common, term for the semi-translucent, lightweight sketching paper used by interior designers, architects, engineers, etc. Available in either yellow or white, it’s a great tool when developing ideas and collaborating with other

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(pronounced TRA-veh-stee)

Similar to a tragedy, a travesty’s connotations are negative: a distorted, corrupted, or greatly inferior imitation or translation of something whether in content, style or overall treatment. You’ll most