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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.