Interior Design and Architecture is my passion. I love it. I never tire of looking at magazines and books filled to the brim with spectacular rooms, lovely fabrics, cleverly designed spaces or beautiful lines. I’ve gone through a school program to become an interior designer and while I’ve learned SO much, there are so many things that they just don’t teach you or tell you about in school. For that, I exchange information with my interior design friends and peers and I often resort to my favorite resource…. Google search!
(Designer Robert Passal – Love the lines in this space).
There are a few things that make an interior designer’s life a little easier and I searched out a few more. Enjoy… and if you have any others that you love to use in your interior designing (whether you work in interior design or just admire it), please write and let me know!
This first item is a bit, well…boring. But wait! Fastcap, a company that makes all kinds of gadgets and tools for home improvements has come up with a whole line of measuring tapes to suit every need. This little beauty here offers an erasable notepad right on the measure AND one side of the rule is blank for your own markings. It also has a pencil sharpener built into it. You can find this item here!
Fastcap also has a righty/lefty tape measure, a reverse measuring tape, and a metric/metric reverse measuring tape. Very cool.
If you want to create a picture headboard wall (Thomas Pheasant Design), like this….
You might want to check this out…
This Zircon LaserBall 360 has a unique mounting system and very flexible laser pointer. All you have to do is peel off the strip tape on the back of the metal cup that the ball magnetically clips into, point in the direction of your choice (with a glowing bubble level in the front window for assistance) and your off to the races! This looks fun to use! More details here!
To create a fabulous hallway like this….
(Thomas Peasant Design)
You should definitely get this….
I think this one is my favorite. This is CST Lasermark 58-MP3 Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Plumb Bob 2 (LOVE the name!). With this little gadget, you can set it on a dining room table, exactly where you want to center your new chandelier over your table, press a button and a laser will go straight up to the exact spot where you need to install your light. Genius! This one also has a horizontal laser, as well as a downward laser,
This feature has a built-in magnet so that it attaches to magnetic surfaces, and is accurate within 1/4” up to 100 feet. Santa, please leave this under my tree! You can see more detail here!
Now, if you want to be able to create this….
(Antoinette Loupe’ Design)
Then you might want to buy this….
I love this item. This is The Picture Hanging Tool by Under The Roof Decorating. With this item, hanging pictures is so easy. You just hook your picture onto the tool, hold the picture/tool up to the wall where you want the picture hung, remove your picture, press the button where your picture was and it marks where you need to put your nail or hook. So easy and simple. I actually have this tool and love it.
And Under The Roof Decorating also has these very cool Deco nails. The beauty in these is that you can hang a picture on them, and the picture won’t slip off. Plus, and this is a big plus, these do not need to be secured into a stud. Good for pictures up to 20 pounds. I’m ordering these too!
For us women that are on construction sites (like I’ve been lately!), here is a feminine touch for you. This pink hard hat by ConstructionGear.com is just what the doctor ordered. Only $7.00 too!
And to compliment your hard hat, these pink safety glasses are perfect. Look cool while you are designing! Available here!
Now you are set…. you can create the perfect room….
(Thomas Pheasant Design)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Blog you soon!