Know Your Home Furnishings

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-12-15
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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A comprehensive resource for understanding the categories of consumer goods for the home and the raw products utilized to make them, Know Your Home Furnishings, Second Edition, is a must-have for interior designers, merchandisers, product developers, retailers, and consumers. This book will enable students to understand the major categories of home furnishings and the diverse consumer demand for fashionable and functional products. This new edition is up to date with all the latest industry trends and important people. With new material covering kitchenware, electronics, window treatments, and historical furniture, Know Your Home Furnishings is more indispensable than ever.

Author Biography

Virginia Hencken Elsasser is an Associate Professor at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Julia Sharp is an Assistant Professor at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction to the Home Furnishing Industry
1. Home Furnishings and the Marketplace

Part II: Materials in Home Furnishings
2. Textiles
3. Wood
4. Glass
5. Pottery
6. Plastics
7. Metals
8. Other Materials

Part III: The Categories of Home Furnishings
9. Furniture
10. Bedding
11. Linens
12. Carpets, Rugs, and Flooring
13. Paints and Wallcoverings
14. Lighting
15. Tableware


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