Commonly used Interior Design terms.

Interior Design
The art or process of designing the interior of a room or a building. Facilitate procuring the necessary elements to achieve that design
The Trade
Interior Design
List price
The retail price of an item(s)
Net price
The price at which Designer4ADay can purchase item(s)
Getting what you buy home ($)
If necessary getting what you buy installed ($)
That place where one would see the necessary elements
One would ask a showroom attendee for a “memo” for an item or items and would receive a photo(s)of item with a “list” price

For fabrics and wall coverings, Designer4 a Day can get samples. They must be returned. One could ask for a “cutting.” If the cutting is acceptable Designer4ADay can get or send for a full sample. Wallcovering samples may be available or a cutting would apply.


Designer4ADay will order items for you at her “net” +10% for administration. Net can be anywhere from 20% to 50% off list or more. State sales tax is applicable

Kitchen including appliances

One could order an entire kitchen from a “kitchen” showroom. Delivery and installation would be to the end user. Coordination extra.

Soft goods
Seating (sofa, etc)
Case goods
Cabinets, tables, credenzas
or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Indoor lighting is usually accomplished using light fixtures, and is a key part of interior design
Everything that goes in one’s home
    1. Contemporary furnishing: Often called “modern” is furniture created after the 19th century and influenced by the modernist art movement.
    2. Transitional furnishing: A contemporary blend of traditional and modern, (contemporary) styles
    3. Traditional furnishing: Traditional furniture is formal furniture made up until the end of the Victorian period, right before modernist movement. Reproductions of original traditional styles are available from the lowest end to the highest end possible and the “real thing” is available through antique dealers and auctions
    4. Eclecticism: Can be defined as a selection of what appears to be the best in various styles – a collection of elements gathered from different sources and put together. Scale and proportion drive the success or failure of “eclecticism”
Can be defined as paint, wallcovering, lighting, floor covering
That which creates a mood and style
Floor covering
Carpets, rugs, wood, tile; marble, etc.

Those items that make a room one’s own. Photos, statuary, small objects, chachqes – that are decorative rather than functional.


The real deal or decorative pieces all available depending on budget and taste. Yes, Designer4ADay can buy “art” at a discount as well