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Room Layout for Interior Design

In this segment Shaila Gottlieb of discusses the importance of planning and room layouts in Interior Design.  It is crucial to measure and do a room layout before you buy furniture to make sure it is balances in the room and the scale is correct. It is also important to take into account the volume of the furniture, take masking/painters tape and lay it out on the floor wherever you plan to lay furniture so you can assess the flow of the room.  Although overstuffed furniture is comfortable, you need to make sure you have enough space for it and know that there are smaller, equally comfortable options available.  Do the research before you buy furniture since there is so much to choose from and this will help you design a room that is not only beautiful but functional!

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About Shaila Gottlieb:

Shaila Gottlieb, owner of, is a highly respected Interior Designer with over 38 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied, repeat clients. She is an award winning designer, a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). She has lectured, presented design seminars to both professionals and lay people, and written a monthly column in JTO magazine. She can be heard weekly on the Zelda show on CHIN radio 100.7FM. Shaila’s one of a kind built-ins, vanities and cabinets grace many homes and offices. She has developed a reputation for creating unique roomscapes that have a timeless quality, and are based on sound design principles rather than on trends.

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