Have you ever passed on the perfect piece because you weren’t quite certain? How many times have you purchased something for your project to find that you misremembered a colour or a size? I’ve found the perfect way to take the guesswork out of your design projects. Perfect because it’s convenient and best of all it’s free.
Back in the day I faithfully kept a notebook filled with paint chips and fabric samples so I would have everything at hand I needed to make a good decision. Despite my best intentions, I often forgot my notebook on a bookshelf, in a different purse or car. Problem solved. I have recently discovered a free organizational app that is a real game changer.
It is called Evernote, a digital notebook with amazing applications to keep yourself and your projects organized. Best of all you can download it on your phone and it syncs across all of your devices.
I created a digital file folder for every room in my home. What I love about this app is that I can save notes, create tags, and add measurements, inspiration pictures and articles clipped from the web, photos imported from my gallery or taken directly in the app. I’ve snapped photos of my existing furniture and art and even imported my paint swatches from paint supplier’s websites. You can set construction schedules, create checklists, wish lists , set reminders and scan in receipts and business cards. Everything you can think of to keep your project on track can be kept here.
Wondering if that piece of art will fit in your room? Don’t guess, pull out your phone, pull up your colours and measurements and boom, good decision made.
Once you start exploring this app’s capabilities you will be hooked!