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Jacquard Defined

Embroidered and jacquard textiles and decorative accents showcasing embossed designs or unique patinas are one answer. We’re taking a look at this distinctive weaving technique…

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Scandinavian Design Explored

Scandinavian design is synonymous with on-trend. Its minimalist lines, layered textures, mixed timbers, and spacious aesthetic each participate to create a rugged refinement that’s…

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Rattan Defined

Taking its name from the Malaysian rotan, rattan refers to over 600 different species of Calameae palms native to tropical South-east Asia. By turns…

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Cabriole defined

If you’re the type that likes your furniture sporting curves like Jessica Rabbit then you need to add this word to your vocab. Cabriole….

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Art Deco defined

  Following on from Art Nouveau, which took organic forms as its inspiration, Art Deco’s stylistic references were eclectic, ranging from geometric abstraction to…

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Chinoiserie defined

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, or so they say… Chinoiserie tips its hat to traditional Oriental art and design. The word itself means Chinese-esque (borrowed…

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Geometric Defined

Geometric patterns have adorned cultures since time immemorial. The evocative power of contrasting and repetitive shapes and lines has been exploited from tribal adornments…

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Ikat Defined

definition Indigenous and international, old world and on-trend, ikat (or ikkat) is all over fashion and homewares. From designer threads to the cushions on your…

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Stainless Steel Defined

Stainless steel is almost synonymous with modern kitchenware. From appliances and cookware to cutlery, food prep and Masterchef-like utensils, even the kitchen sink, it’s literally everywhere….

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Alpaca Defined

Introducing the alpaca – the distant and defiantly curious-looking cousin of the camel. An ancestor of the vicuña,* the alpaca is celebrated for its soft and…

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Rug points defined

Whether you’re rocking polished concrete, wooden floorboards or even carpet, a rug is a great way to add warmth, texture and character to your space. From…