When British website Mydeco arrived stateside last year with their 3D room planning tool, we were impressed with the user-friendly interior design program that allowed you to choose from a host of home furnishings. Their interactive tool proved so clever, it's now serving as the foundation for Design Within Reach's latest online offering.
DWR's collection of designers like Herman MIller, Knoll and Cassina fill your virtual living room, bedroom or kitchen with the simple click of the mouse. Like Mydeco's original site, you can upload your own floorplan, or choose from a model, to really design according to your room requirements. Then, you can choose wall colors, floor coverings and where to place doors and windows before finally selecting your furniture. When finished, just save your work and two hours later the program will generate a realistic photo of your room that you can print, take to the brick-and-mortar for reference or share on Facebook or Twitter.
If you're looking for an easier way to shop, as you add and remove furniture to your layout, the program keeps an updated shopping list. Completed designs are stored online for your reference, as well as inspiration guides for other users. Launching today, the DWR and MyDeco tool is available online for anyone to use, and will also be in over 45 stores throughout North America.