interior_design_mug-resized-600Every profession has it’s own special language and Interior Design, Architecture and construction are no different.

Each week I will be giving you definitions for words beginning with different letters of the alphabet and will continue until we are done with all the letters.

Here are some more words beginning with “S”.

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Serape rugs are a very high quality handwoven Persian rug made in the Heriz district in Iran. They have a high knot count and are woven in geometric designs.


Settee is a term for a bench like seat for more than one person (as opposed to a chair for one).  The style can vary widely and is often used for a small sofa or loveseat.

A settle is an all wood bench with arms and a high back. Underneath the seat is storage. They are antiques and often found in churches.

Shantung silk fabric is identifiable by the slubs that are visible on the surface.  It is sometimes imitated in synthetic fabrics today but silk gives it the beautiful sheen and ability to hold folds as in the silver shantung photo above.