Discussing 3D Modeling Software on The Chaise Lounge Podcast

The Chaise Lounge Podcast, hosted by Nick May, is one of my favorite podcasts and an absolute must-listen for anyone interested in the business of interior design. Back in March, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Nick for one of his Industry segments. We discussed my e-book on

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How to Draw a Basic Kitchen Cabinet in SketchUp

In today’s SketchUp Tutorial, we’re going to learn how to build a basic kitchen cabinet. My hope is that you’ll be able to use the techniques and process demonstrated in this tutorial to build other styles of cabinetry so that you can use SketchUp for designing kitchen layouts.

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Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts
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Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts

I used to dread my hour long commute, which I would do four to five times per week (now it’s down two to three). Then I discovered podcasts, and a whole new world opened up to me. For the past year, I have been obsessed with listening to interior design

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SketchUp to Layout Book Review

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and ultimately make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. I only endorse products that I have personally used and love. I have been planning to do a review of Matt Donley’s book SketchUp

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A Color Story – My New Favorite Photo App

At Design Bloggers Conference 2016, stylist and designer Justina Blakeney provided a list of her favorite photo-editing apps for her iPhone. If you’re not following Justina’s accounts on Instagram (@justinablakeny and @thejungalow), you must add them immediately. Her bohemian styled photos, usually full of plants, are bright, colorful and inspiring,

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Five Lessons Learned at Design Bloggers Conference 2016

Last week, I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Design Bloggers Conference 2016 in Atlanta. It was a whirlwind two and a half days with an overload of fantastic information with a healthy dose of inspiration. I took eight pages of typed notes, and as I

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SketchUp Tutorial: How to Model a Simple Door Component

In this SketchUp tutorial, we will learn how to create a simple 3D door for our house model step by step. The techniques discussed will also include: How to adjust dimensions of an opening in a group. How to use the Follow Me tool to create a simple door knob.

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SketchUp Tutorial: How to Model a Simple Window

In our last tutorial, we used a PDF floor plan of a small house to create a simple three-dimensional model of the walls with openings for the doors and windows in SketchUp. And, in a previous tutorial, we had created a 2D floor plan with symbols for windows and doors.

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Jillian Lare Des Moines Interior Designer

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Welcome! I’m a Des Moines based interior designer, boy mom to one, avid reader and always aspiring artist. I started this blog when I moved to Iowa in 2008. Currently, I write about life in Iowa, personal development, and my creative journey.

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