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Software + Services for Interior Designers

These are the programs, systems, and services that I use (or have used) at Lesley Myrick Interior Design and highly recommend for interior designers.

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Project Management

  • DesignFiles - THE BEST for creating moodboards, proposals, invoices, POs, and more. You can also sell design packages. I've tried just about everything and this is my current fave.
  • Asana - a beautiful (and free!) task management system for individuals and teams.

Team Communication

  • Slack - cuts down on email by keeping conversations from your team in one place.
  • Google Meet - video conferencing with screen-sharing capabilities. Great for virtual design projects and team meetings, and there's no meeting time limits.

Bookkeeping/Taxes + Legal

  • QuickBooks Online - syncs with DesignFiles, and Quickbooks is the best (however, I stay out of it and let my bookkeeper handle things!).
  • MileIQ - automatically tracks mileage and creates a report for tax time
  • SignNow - online document signing. I like SignNow because you can create a signing link for documents (instead of sending a separate email).
  • Business By the Book - my bookkeeping team, and I LOVE them. Based in GA but they work with designers all over the US.

Design Software + Services

  • SketchUp - design software for creating 2D floor plans and 3D renderings.
  • LayOut - essential with SketchUp for creating drawing presentations with title blocks, annotations, and dimensions.
  • Foyr Neo - easy space planning and 3-D renderings.
  • Sketchup for Interior Designers - awesome online Sketchup training.
  • Kelly Fridline - provides rendering services and Chief Architect training.
  • Upwork - a great place to hire freelancers for graphic design, blogging, social media, email content, and more.

Websites + Website Tools

  • WordPress - my fave website builder. Tons of free customization options.
  • Acuity Scheduling - online scheduling for phone calls, design consultations, and more. You can also sell design packages, subscriptions, and utilize coupon codes.
  • Interact - an online quiz maker with the capability to collect email addresses and build your mailing list.

Email Marketing

  • ActiveCampaign - add an opt-in on your website and easily tag your contacts so that you can best market to them, and create easy email automations.

Document Storage + Sharing

  • Google Drive - since all of my docs are in Google Drive, I like to store photos and video here too. (Get 20% off your first year of the Business plan with code M9FT94QQ4LHXRYG)
  • Dropbox - another great option for photo and video storage.