Each year, I’m intrigued by all of the blogs, social media posts and emails that flood my feed featuring the hottest trends for home design. We’ve seen it all, from floral everywhere to gray everything. Are these trends something that most designers track and incorporate into their latest work? Are we driving ourselves crazy trying to stay on top of the latest trends, or is it a necessary component of keeping a competitive edge in the market?(more…)
Taking Chief Architect Beyond Home Design
Placing 3rd in our Remodel/Addition Design Contest, Mark Supanchick’s story proves Chief Architect is capable of a lot more than Home Design.
“I started designing when I worked for Patterson Dental from 2001 – 2017. During that time I had an idea that if we could show the dentist one of his existing exam rooms with all new equipment in it with updated colors and flooring in a period of 5 minutes, it would be a great sales tool. So I started modeling all of the various dental equipment in 3D using AutoCAD. My problem was I didn’t have a program that I could draw the room with existing windows and doors fast enough to put the new equipment in within 5 minutes. Without that ability, my idea was useless.(more…)
Designing with Wayfair in Chief Architect
By Dani Walker
Chief Architect recently partnered with Wayfair Trade to produce a catalog of over 500 free models for our 3D Library.
This catalog includes a collection of lighting, furniture, and home décor models of real-life products from Wayfair.com. Chief Architect and Home Designer customers are able to create free, shoppable renderings for clients of any style. With more than 10,000 suppliers and eight million products, Wayfair is one of the largest online shopping destinations for all home décor and furnishings. (more…)
Caesarstone Custom Furniture Design with Chief Architect
by Adrean Stephenson
Custom furniture pieces like this coffee table are easy to create with Chief Architect’s modeling tools.
Additionally, 3D models from other sites can be imported into the program to create an endless selection of furnishings, accessories, and fixtures for your design projects. (more…)