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There’s a new interior design app called Houzz -Interior Design Ideas. Coined the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN, Houzz has the largest database of home design ideas on the net, with over 1,500,000 high-resolution photos. Browse photos by Style, Room and Location and save them to your virtual diary of ideas -it’s the equivalent of clipping design and architecture magazines to a scrapbook- making ideas easier to search, save, and share.

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Houzz Interior Design AppNapa St. Helena House, John K. Anderson Design with Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects Browse database of photos for ideas by ‘Room’ -Contemporary, Farmhouse, Eclectic, Rustic… and ‘Style’ -Kitchen, Living Room, Home Office, Exterior… and easily begin to create a personalized lookbook to send or save for future off-line viewing. Excellent reference for self and contractor.

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Houzz Interior Design App, Studio Schicketanz of Carver + Schicketanz,The app has beautiful photos optimized to click on for information on design and products within rooms, and details about the architects -as well as their portfolio of other projects. Save or visit for future reference and ideas. One of the best parts of the app is that you can search for local, location specific, and or favorite architects and designers. And discover new ones!

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Houzz Interior Design App, BAR Architects, Join the discussion and get the community to help with your design dilemmas or find answers to specific questions in the ‘Discussions’ and ‘Professionals’ categories, or browse the well-edited selection of interesting and informative, and for the most part pithy, articles. Find everything from products and design projects curated by their editorial team to top-rated local designers, architects, contractors and other home pros who can help you realize your ideas. You also have the option to organize a specific lookbook of interiors with a distinct aesthetic with the many great architects on Houzz creating very beautiful & innovative design.

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Houzz Interior Design App, Green Tagged Adirondack Antler Chandelier by Restoration Hardware, Where available, you can click on green ‘Tags’ within rooms for information on interesting products for details and vend0r location for later purchase. Discovering new products and stores is simple and fun, finding items locally and searching the global marketplace. I appreciate the ability to visit the virtual ‘Store Homepages’ of my favorites via an item and see what’s in stock and new in season, and or to pre-plan a room within a budget or intention in mind before shopping.

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Houzz Interior Design App, Adirondack Antler Chandelier by Restoration Hardware, Search ‘Products’ category for Furniture,Windows & Doors, Storage & Organization etc., then by ‘Style’ to complete your interiors and save favorites to lookbook. Or save random images with pieces and color combinations that catch your eye -just for inspiration or to imagine multiple looks and ideas. The ability to search ‘Products’ by vendor is also a great resource at your fingertips -all in one place without having to visit individual websites, you can select ‘All Products’ to browse a variety or specify category.

Available from iTunes and Houzz

For color inspiration, discover another great new interior design app from previous post My Pantone