Lonny Lexicon, Lesson Nine: Gauffrage

Lonny Lexicon, Lesson Nine: Gauffrage

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(Source: Lonny)If, like me, you thought this was going to be a post about antique drawer chests, you've got another thing coming. The photo above probably gave it away, but a chesterfield is actuall...
While visiting the Lillian August showroom at High Point Market this spring, I was clued in on an unfamiliar insider term: bachelor's chest, which is used to describe a smaller dresser with three or...
If you want to sound seriously in the know, say broadloom when referencing wide weave wall-to-wall carpet—it's the term industry insiders use.(Source: Lonny)
Another insider tip from our friend Stephen Elrod at Lee Jofa: When referencing the fabric that hangs around or in front of your windows, call it curtains or call it drapery; but never, ever say dra...
At the Aerin for Lee Jofa preview last week, we caught up with Lee Jofa's executive vice president, chief creative director, and all-around textile genius, Stephen Elrod. He filled us in on a subtle...
We certainly don't speak Italian, but that doesn't mean we can't learn a thing or two about iconic elements of the country's design history—and try to pronounce them in the lyrical language. Case in...
Don't feel bad—we're guilty of this offense too. But if you want to talk like an insider, refrain from saying coffee table. In the design world, that low table in front of your sofa (note: always a ...
Don't you dare get caught uttering the word bookshelf—design insiders use the fancy-sounding French word étagère. Pronounced: ā-ˌtä-ˈzher. You can use this term for any piece that has a series of op...