Planet Next released a major update for their LivingRoom for iPad 1.5. LivingRoom for iPad allows the user to easily create accurate floor plans, and then overlay design elements. The app includes a library of over 50 structural and design items, over 100 textures, 250+ colors, and the capability to add custom fabrics and textures. All elements are adjustable in size using touch or keyboard entry, as are their positions and angles. Once a floor plan is constructed, the user is free to move around furniture, lamps, cabinets, appliances, etc. to find the ideal arrangement. Room designs may be posted to Facebook and Twitter, saved to the Photo Library, or emailed as a PDF file. Here is more info on this cool iPad app:
* Create professional quality room layouts and designs in minutes * Saves all work automatically * Generous undo/redo * Large built-in database of structural and design items - furniture, appliances, lighting, bathroom & kitchen objects, and more * Easily move, resize, and rotate objects; add custom labels * Create irregular room types easily - just combine and rotate wall sections, doors, and windows * Add colors and textures to any object in the room * Keep all projects together and browse them easily in the built-in Rooms Gallery * Duplicate any room with one touch * Save designs to the Photo Library * Share designs via Facebook, Twitter, and email * Add custom fabrics and textures * Keep notes for each project * Set units of measure * Optionally hide all furniture and only show structural components
With the floor plan complete, the user may begin the interior design process by adding items already provided in the library, or by creating elements and adding labels using the integrated keyboard. Scaling furniture is quick and intuitive, and within minutes the designer has a workable starting point. Particularly effective in adding realism is the Texture function, accessed from the Information dialog. From here the user can choose from a large library of over 100 grayscale textures, including: carpet, concrete, fabrics, leather, metal, stone, tiles, wood, and other. Once assigned to the object, any of 256 different colors may be applied to the particular texture. There are also provisions for adding custom textures, and employing custom photos as surfaces.