What’s Inside the Bag: Our Essential Design Tools

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We'd like to show you what's inside our design bag and our essential tools for getting the job done!

It’s one thing to have a grasp on what we call The Five C’s (Colour, Craft, Character, Comfort, and Curation), but when working on an interior design project, it’s just as important to have the correct tools for the job. We’d like to show you what’s inside our design bag and our essential tools for getting the job done!

Tape Measure & Scale Rulers

Arguably the most useful tool! From the very start of the design process, we need to measure the space in order to make an accurate floor plan. We also rely on these tools to verify dimensions for positioning furniture. STANLEY is our top choice for tape measures. Scale rulers can help with existing floor plans too.

Laser Measurer

Sometimes there are nooks and crannies that can’t be reached and this is where a laser measurer comes to the rescue! It’s the perfect device for measuring ceiling height.

Our Circular Ruler Side Table celebrates the mighty tape measure with a gleaming brass trim. Find these at Shop Kit Kemp.

Fabric Samples

The most colourful and exciting items in our bag are fabric samples. Taking lighting and environment into consideration, we bring our samples directly into the project space to shape our final scheme.


Your notebook must be small enough to fit in your bag, but don’t be fooled by its size, as it is often full of mighty ideas. Be sure to sketch, collage and dream within the pages.

Pencils and Pens

Always carry a pencil and pen in case you need to write down a quick note or measurement. What a nifty thing a pencil is! Take a look at our blog post: A Short Sharp History of the Pencil

Paint Chart

Paint charts are useful for when trying to colour match or for when choosing colours in situ with the project space. Once we have narrowed-down our choices for a colour, we paint bigger samples.

We hope this has given you an insight into our overflowing but essential design bags! Find our ‘Lost and Found’ bags at Shop Kit Kemp here.