Tigerlilly Quinn: A grown up addiction to creating interiors

Saturday, 24 May 2014

A grown up addiction to creating interiors

When I was a teenager I used to be addicted to the computer game the SIMS. My best friend and I would visit each other's houses and literally watch each other play the SIMS, which sounds quite odd now I think back on it. 

When I got a bit older and my interests changed from playing computer games to staying out too late at parties I passed my copy down to my younger siblings. I'd often find on my return from uni that i'd be strangely drawn to the game again, I'd build these fantastic houses, furnish them and then get bored. It was then I realised that I had no interested in playing out the lives of the characters in the computer game but simply for the architecture and interior design aspect of it.

I got that same buzz from designing a home on RoomSketcher, and with it a flash of nostalgia for my youth funny enough. 


RoomSketcher is designed for both the every day person and the interior designer. The program is immediately easy to work out and user friendly. The professional can create floor plans and visuals for potential clients but you or I can use it in the same way to redesign a room or plan home renovation. The above picture is from my play around and mimicking our living room, we are planning on adding elements like french doors in the future so it was fun to plan out our 'dream living space' so to speak. 


Being a big fan of interior design I was really impressed with the detailing on the program. There is a huge amount of variety when it comes to picking furniture and other detailing like kitchen accessories which really adds to the package as a home. 


(above image is a screen shot of the 3D walk you can take around your designed home)

I think this would be a great little program to use when organising a re-design like re-doing a kitchen (in fact we attempted to use similar floor planners when we did ours that really didn't compare). Or even to use to visualise what something simple like painting a wall might look like. You can view your creation in 3D which really helps to give you a feel of how it would transfer to real life. 

Once you have made your design in the free Home Designer version,  then it is easily upgrade to RoomSketcher VIP (£30) for high resolution 3D Photos and 3D Walk - which really helps to give you a feel of how it would transfer to real life. There's even a professional version for designers - RoomSketcher Pro (£60) with even more great features.

In association with RoomSketcher 

12 comments:

Michelle Ashmore said...

I love the paper decorations, they remind me of Christmas when I was little. My mum used to have round red ones that had a Santa head on the top and boots on the bottom :)

Katherine said...

Sometimes I think it's a good thing the internet wasn't widely available when I was a teenager, I'd have been glued to interiors stuff, I used to love pouring over the Ikea and Habitat catalogues and borrowing interiors books from the library to plan my ideal home, I even borrowed a book of plans once! Room Sketcher looks great fun.

fritha strickland said...

oh yer! x

fritha strickland said...

of course ;) x

fritha strickland said...

thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

I didn't my friend told me about it after we had visited so I'm really eager to go back and check it out! x

fritha strickland said...

totally agree, wellies over sandals every day :) x

fritha strickland said...

oh yes I know the ones! x

fritha strickland said...

haha it's like a colour explosion isn't it ;) x

Emma @ My Book Corner said...

I'm loving those photos - polaroid style. Where and how??? x

Laura Rocksteady said...

Very pretty necklace - love the colour, looks like you had a wonderful time at the seaside :)


Laura x

laura said...

Oooh, Room Sketcher looks like fun! I remember nearly failing my first year at uni because of the Sims! :-) Laura x

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