Glossary

Furnishings

We define furnishings to include rugs, furniture, upholstered furniture, reupholstery, soft furniture lamps, art, sculpture, wall paper, accessories, bedding, bed linen,

 

Soft furnishings

Anything made up with fabric such as Bed linen, cushions, quilts,valances, curtains, blinds, lampshades, fabric wall paneling.

 

Window treatments / Window furnishings

Curtains, blinds including Roman Blinds, roller blinds, bonded blinds, venetian blinds, honeycomb blinds, shutters, motorized blinds and curtains.

 

Custom upholstery

More often than not we are working with sofa and chair manufacturers where we can  supply our own fabric selection for the upholstery this allows us to select the perfect fabric from our wide range of fabric vendors to create a unique look for our clients.

 

White price

When we are working with sofa and chair suppliers they will give us a price called white price that includes the chair frame plus all the labour to complete the upholstery.   We can then work out what a chair will cost by adding the cost of any given fabric we choose, this allows us to work our fabric selections to our budget.

 

Ready Made

Ready made upholstered items are usually referring to sofas, chairs and bed heads etc.  or they can be ready made soft furnishings such as cushions, throws sheets etc.  These are usually a fully imported product that are readily in stock as they are premade in a fabric selected by the supplier, ready made upholstery is often neutral.  These items can be a great option as a cost saving or to complete projects that require a  short turn-around time.

 

Case goods

Refers to hard furniture with no upholstery component – such as tables. These can be ready made in a warehouse or custom made to order.

 

Joinery

We define joinery as furniture that is built in to the home.  For example your kitchen joinery is furniture that is built in,  a Wall to wall book case that is built in.  These days joinery is much simpler and usually consists of joining up components.

 

Cabinet maker / Furniture maker

If we require “joinery” that has more detail and must looks and feels more like a piece of furniture we will work with a cabinet maker.  Working with a cabinet maker allows us to introduce a wider variety of shapes and detailing and specialist finishes. 

 

Workrooms

When we say “our workroom” we mean our soft furnishings workroom who make our curtains, blinds, roman shades, pillows or bedding. Journey Home has worked with the same workroom for many years and have developed a trusted relationship with this service provider who we know we can rely on.  This enables us to provide great custom soft furnishings to our clients.

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