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You may be amazed at how many times you end up pulling out your measuring tape, notepad and pen in various settings to measure and record the dimensions of either a wall or window or a piece of furniture or even an accessory.

The cloth measuring tape is great for measuring soft items such as cushions. The graph paper (and white paper), ruler, pencil, calculator and furniture template are great for drawing out decorating floor plans.

You can pick up a furniture template and a scale ruler at a home improvement store such as The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rona (in Canada) or Homebase or B&Q (in England). The scale ruler is extremely helpful when you are drawing odd sized furnishings to scale such as occasional tables and chairs, etc.

You can find out where to get a color wheel in the section on color. You should be able to pick up the sampler paint chips from a large paint store. Let them know you are in the interior decorating business and this may help with you obtaining a full paint sampler.

One company that supplies paint samplers to tradesworkers is Pittsburgh Paints. Pittsburgh Paints has 1,800 color samples in their “The Voice of Color Design Collection”. There are seven different complimenting colors on each 9″ x 2″ sampler and each sampler is hole punched and placed together on a large ring for a total of 1,800 color paint samples to choose from.

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