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Old fashioned organization for today's interior design project

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You're at work, your contractor is at your house, and your architect is at his office. How do you keep everyone on the same page?

My answer: manage your interior design project in the cloud. Everyone on your team can access plans, discussions, and to-do lists from their desktop, tablet, or smartphone.


But, you will need a place to make notes about your project and tuck away written information. I'm talking about 15-page appliance brochures, paint swatches, and hand-written notes. Sure, a lot of this information is available online, but it's not the same. Just one example: online photos of paint switches rarely match physical ones.

So, I recommend you get yourself an old-fashioned binder and that you keep it with you - in your car, laptop bag, or backpack.

Here's what to include in your interior design project binder

  1. A two-inch three-ring binder. Make it heavy-duty.
  2. Five Plastic Tabbed Dividers, one for each Project Phase. Again, heavy-duty.  Unsure what the phases of an interior design project are? Find them here.
  3. Five Plastic Pockets, to store brochures and printouts, one for each Project Phase.

That's it; a list of three inexpensive and easy-to-find items, and you're ready to get started. So, what are you waiting for?

Photo by Iwona Castiello d'Antonio

Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & founder of Wide Canvas
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas, a kitchen and bath design studio in Reno, Nevada.

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