Design and Decor Dictionary - G

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gable - the triangular portion of a wall between the edges of the sloping roof

georgian - the period in eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century England related to the reigns of the first four Georges; popular styles include Adam, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton.

gothic - heavily ornamented style, based on medieval Church art.

gilt - layer of gold or golden paint decoratively applied to a surface

Girt - a heavy horizontal beam located above the posts in seventeenth-century framed homes. These beams often supported the floor joists.