Digital interior design: Tools of the trade

by Jeanne Lanni 01/18/2023

As technology advances, so do the tools available for interior design. Software and mobile apps continue to grow in popularity among professional designers and DIY home stylists. Here are some of the main types of digital tools used by interior designers today:

Digital cameras

Digital cameras have made interior designers' jobs quicker and easier by providing a simple way to document the process and collect ideas. With a digital camera or smartphone camera, a designer can take photos to document job site progress, snap important reference pictures and communicate their ideas better with clients. Digital images can be shared instantly with the tap of a button, making it easier to share, collaborate and find new ideas.

Design apps

There are many interior design applications available on the market today, in addition to computer-aided-design (CAD) software. For both professionals and DIY designers, it's never been simpler to plan a design virtually on your choice of device. Some apps include vendor portals allowing designers to make purchases directly from their virtual design, saving time and money. Design apps can show the client and designer the proposed finished product in an immersive and accurate way.

Virtual conferencing

Video conferencing has become mainstream in many industries, especially those like interior design requiring constant communication between designer and client. By using video conferencing technology, clients and designers can meet virtually to discuss ideas, plans, contracts and progress. In addition to the pure convenience, virtual conferencing helps designers expand and support their clientele from anywhere in the world.

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Jeanne Lanni

  

Jeanne Lanni is our Business Manager overseeing the entire operation of our business and handles all transaction management. Her experience as a Director of Customer Support and her business background enhance the workflow of the company. As a licensed REALTOR, Jeanne is also the Relocation Director and works with clients relocating to or from the area in partnership with other Leading Real Estate Companies of the World offices. Jeanne has lived in Southborough MA since 2002 with her husband Rick Vinton and daughter Olivia.