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Design Glossary

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Face Nosing

The side overhang of the tread onto the outer stair wall (peeking out below spindles).

Face Stringer

The upper portion of the outter stair wall that's below the face nosing but above any wainscotting or panelling.

Finial

Decorative fixture attached to the end of a curtain rod or tieback.

Fixed window

Also known as picture windows they have a single piece of glass that sits within a non-moving sash.

Flange

A tailored flat edge or rim around the perimeter of a pillow or pillow cover.

Flatweave

Flat pile or no-pile rugs known for their durability and strength. They are made with a warp and weft foundation attached to a backing, but different types are woven using various techniques. Flatweaves are considered less formal than oriental or Persian rugs, and are usually a more affordable option. They are characterized by bold colours, geometric patterns and a casual look.

French casements

They consist of two windows that swing out in opposite directions but like french doors there is no centre post between the windows to obstruct views.

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