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Inspiring iPhone apps for interior designers

by Kate Currin

Throw open the windows and doors, and let some fresh air in! Spring is here. Why not spice up your home decor a little bit while you are at it? You could watch hours and hours of HGTV to get inspired, or you can just download some of these home décor apps for instantaneous design inspiration.


Planning a wedding? Redecorating your house? Hunting for a new summer wardrobe? The free Pinterest app is a pin board heaven for all your design needs and more. Create virtual mood and design boards to meet your every whim. You basically find things you love on the Internet and then pin them to your Pinterest boards. You can follow other fabulous Pinterest users and re-pin their pins too. It is hours of free fun! I can’t wait until it adapts to learn what users like to create sample pin boards. Please work on that, Pinterest!

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Houzz Interior Design IdeasIf you spend enough time ogling interior design photos on Pinterest, you will surely notice a slew of images re-pinned from The free Houzz Interior Design Ideas app is a Mecca for interior design enthusiasts. Browse the more than 400,000 high-quality home design photos and save your favorites to the “Ideabook” function of the app. You can also browse for information on local architects and design experts who can help you complete your dream remodel. If you even remotely like interior design, you will love this stylish home app.

One Kings Lane

The free One Kings Lane app for iPhone is a fabulous interior designer’s best friend. It’s a virtual one-stop shop for vintage finds and spectacular home goods sales courtesy of the top taste-makers. Sales are created from only the best of the best products from around the world. If you are in the process of redecorating your home or just always on the lookout for cool items to spice up your design scheme, you simply must get this chic app.

IKEA Catalogue

I love the smell of a fresh IKEA Catalogue when it arrives in the mail. But, I also love having the IKEA Catalogue in the palm of my hand for design inspiration on the go at any time. IKEA is perfect for design addicts on a budget. Use the app to find an IKEA store near you or just get design inspiration and shop at IKEA online.