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Becca Gaines is an interior designer living in Collierville, TN. She's a longtime customer of Bella Vita, and is currently helping Brent and I design the living spaces of our home. Below, you will see Part One of Becca's take on combining design and technology. -Stephanie
My Virtual Toolbox: Part Two
There’s an app for that. It’s become a cliché. There’s an app for virtually everything. Apps for interior designers are no exceptions. The handiest tool in my design toolbox is my iPhone and its collection of apps for interior design. Here are a few of my favorites and the best part is…they’re FREE. So next time you’re looking to rearrange or redesign, download a few of these apps to make the task easier and more fun. Read Part One about Design Apps
Adobe Color CC
Free by Adobe
Free by Pinterest, Inc.
I probably don't need to mention this one! This is where I explore trending design and let my brain rest. Be sure to follow the big home design and lifestyle magazines Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Architectural Digest.
This app is full of innovative designs and great ideas by professionals all over the country. Houzz is all about architecture and design, so the idea books tend to have meatier information for those renovating.
Interior design isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes you have to close the sketchpad and open the ledger. These next apps are my favorites for managing the business side of interior design.
This app beautifully scans and enhances documents and saves or emails them. I use this app to send faxes through email.
Free by Square, Inc.
Many people are familiar with the Square credit card reader, but I had to mention it because it really is that convenient! There is a small percentage fee for each swipe, but they send you the credit card reader for free when you sign up.
If you like Square Register, you have to check out Square Cash. This app allows you to instantly send a cash payment through email by securely linking your debit card to your Square Cash account. This is how I pay my workrooms instead of mailing a check.