How to Measure a Room to Sketch a Floor Plan

First of all you may think measuring your space is a simple enough task, but you will be surprised at how many of my clients get it wrong or miss a measurement. So here is a guide that will teach you how to measure a room for a floor plan sketch. Take note before you start you may need someone to assist, if not more power to you. Lets get into it. What you will need: Measuring tapeGrid paper or plain paper PencilThick liner pen Directions First grab you grid/ plain paper and draft out a basic outline of the room. This is just a draft so don't worry if the lines are not straight. We are just trying to locate all the factors in the room.Mark all the locations of the doors, windows, outlets, and switches. See image below for ...

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Markers for Interior Sketching: Beginner’s Guide

So your new to sketching interiors and you wanna know what's the deal with alcohol markers. You wanna know what to look for, which brands to choose from, and what colors to buy. I get it, there is a plethora of markers on amazon and its freaking you out a bit. Especially since this is an investment in your craft. Okay calm down, breathe, ooo saahhh. Relax I got you covered. With this beginners guide to markers for interior sketching, you should have the basic knowledge of what to look for and what to purchase. Disclaimer: In this post there are affiliate links for your convenience. There is no additional cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking a link, however, I may earn a small commission that helps support the blog! ...

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How to Create a Floor Plan in Procreate That Will Set You Apart

Are you trying to stand out among the immense competition of designers, or do you need a quick floor plan for an assignment? No worries I got your back. I want you to stand apart from your peers, and learn how to quickly sketch and render a floor plan is just the way to go. So grab your iPad and the app that will be used here is procreate. There are two ways that you can create a floor plan in the procreate app. You can insert a photo of your finished floor plan outline from graph paper or from a software, or you can create one in procreate manually. In this post, I will show you how to create one from an inserted image. You can use your own or you can use the one that I have provided you in the resource library. Let's get ...

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5 Ways Procreate Can be Used for Interior Design as a Game Changer

Are you needing an easier flow for your design process? Well, have you heard of procreate? Ok so I could be a bit biased, but out of all the sketching apps I have tried, none compare to procreate. Now, I have nothing against purest, and to be honest I will still use the classic pen, pencil, marker, and paper. There is just something to say about the feel of how marker hits paper. But in this day and age, our world is becoming more and more digital, and a digital sketchbook is a great way to blend the old with the new. So let get on with my top 5 ways procreate can be used for interior design. I. Quick Idea Sketches and Diagrams As a designer, I have always used sketch books to get my ideas to paper and flush them out more. However ...

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Top 10 Procreate Brushes for Interior Sketching I Can’t Live Without

Not sure which procreate brush to use to make your sketch look bomb? Should you buy some or just stay with the free one there are given in the app. Well I took on the trial and error with procreate brushes so you can get a head start on what brushes to in vest in and which ones are invaluable that are already given in the procreate app. The good news is that you really don’t have to spend much for brushes for procreate,in this list there is only one brush that you would have to purchase. The rest are free or already in the app. To be honest, when I first got the app, I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of brushes that the app has. Then as I looked through them, I thought which ones are good for what? After a few sketches, ...

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Arteza Everblend Markers for Interior Design Rendering: Portrait Set Review

So you're on the hunt for affordable alcohol markers for Interior Design school, but don’t want to ditch out on quality? I totally get you. Being a college student means being frugal. So I’m here to help you with a review on the Arteza Everblend Markers Portrait Set. Let me make it known this is not sponsored, I paid for these markers with my own money. However, even if it was sponsored I would still give you the straight-up truth about the product. Good or bad. I will break up the review in to two categories. Pros and cons, pretty simple to understand. So without further ado lets get into the review. Pros for the Arteza Everblend Markers Portrait Set Let’s get on with the good stuff. Price Let’s just say the price is ...

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Top 10 School Supplies for Interior Design Students

It’s that time of the year again. Getting ready to head back to school Interior design students. During these uncertain times, it may be on campus or virtual. Either way, school is a-coming. And for those of my fellow aspiring interior designers, I want to help you get a start on the tools you need when going to interior design school. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost anything to you! Check out my full disclosure policy for more info. Tech for Interior Design Students Laptop This is obvious for college, especially for online courses. However, you will be using CAD programs, SketchUp, ...

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Meet Lydia Mathis

Let me introduce to you guys to this amazing artist and graphic designer. Her work is crazy good and eye-catching. A real down to earth and fun chick who has worked with some top honchos in the local area.  What's your name and what do you do? My name is Lydia Mathis & I run Lydia Mathis Art & Design LLC, doing freelance & personal graphic design and art/illustration projects Tell me about yourself. I worked as an in-house and agency graphic designer and illustrator for 10 years before starting my freelance business in the beginning of 2016. I'm constantly trying to better myself as an artist, and enjoy pushing myself to constantly improve my skill. When I'm not working on an art or design project, I enjoy spending ...

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DIY Square Farmhouse Coffee Table

Is your living room missing something? Perhaps it feels a bit empty, or you need a spot for place your coffee on. Well what better way than to add this awesome DIY farmhouse coffee table to your decor. It's a super easy build and will probably take you a weekend to make. So enough doodling lets get into the build. Get your tools and materials ready! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost anything to you! Check out my full disclosure policy for more info. So for tool wise you will need: Drill Miter saw or circular saw square kreg pocket hole jig 1 1/4'' pocket hole screws 2 1/2'' pocket hole ...

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HGTV’s Fixer Upper Hot Sauce House Inspired Console Table Build

If you been with me for a while you know that I am feeling the modern farmhouse genre vibes.  I’m obsessed with all things Joanna Gaines. Oh, and you too Chip. Don’t know what I’m talking about? You can’t tell me that you never watched Fixer Upper. Well if you love the MF vibe I suggest you sit your booty down and binge. There is one episode, in particular, that is by far my favorite. It’s the one called The Hot Sauce House. In this episode, Joanna transforms a Fixer-Upper into a rustic Italian beauty. One piece in the bathroom caught my eye and that was the bathroom vanity. And this past spring I entered the One Room Challenge and wanted to redo our powder room downstairs. Well, what better way to take that bathroom as my inspiration for ...

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