Filled with illustrations, this text presents up-to-date information that interior designers, merchandisers, product developers, retailers, and consumers need to better understand the types of consumer goods for the home and the raw products utilized to make them. Know Your Home Furnishings will enable students to understand the major home furnishings categories and the diverse consumer demand for fashionable and functional products.
• Industry Profiles and Industry Statements in every chapter, highlighting important people and concepts
• End-of-chapter review questions and learning activities
• Illustrations that help to visually define numerous terms
Introduction to Home Furnishings
Home Furnishings and the Marketplace
Materials in Home Furnishings
The Categories of Home Furnishings
Carpets, Rugs, and Flooring
Paints and Wall Coverings
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Virginia Hencken Elsasser
, MS, is an Associate Professor of fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textile science and performance, the social/psychology of clothing, elements of design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB).