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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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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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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Draw a 3D House Model in SketchUp from a Floor Plan

In this blog post, I will walk you through how you can to draw a 3D house model in SketchUp from a 2D floor plan image. You can use a PDF version of a floor plan or a sketch you created of the field dimensions. I will be using the same floor plan

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Draw a Floor Plan in SketchUp from Field Measurements

In this tutorial, I will explain how to draw a floor plan in SketchUp accurately and to scale from measurements taken on site of an existing space. I will demonstrate the technique I use with measurements I took of the floor plan from my own house. In the last two

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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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