From a cool corkscrew to the indispensable Swiss Army knife, design pros share the tools that you need in your home

 

Kartell Tiramisu Step Ladder

From a cool corkscrew to the indispensable Swiss Army knife, design pros share the tools that you need in your home.

Johnson 9
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Johnson 9" Magnetic Aluminum Torpedo Level

"You gotta have a little level. We all need that gravity check to keep our furniture and artwork in line."

—David Kaihoi, interior designer

SwissChamp Swiss Army Knife

 

 

 

 

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SwissChamp Swiss Army Knife

"Besides the blades, my Swiss Army knife has scissors, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and a lot of other small tools that I use all the time."

 

—Roderick Shade, interior designer

$93, swissarmy.com.

Kartell Tiramisu Step Ladder
Courtesy of Kartell

Kartell Tiramisu Step Ladder

"A sturdy stepladder. My favorite is the Tiramisu by Kartell."

—David Mann, interior designer

$345, Yahoo! Shopping.

Black & Decker PivotPlus 6V Screwdriver
Courtesy of Black & Decker

Black & Decker PivotPlus 6V Screwdriver

"I truly love my Black & Decker cordless screwdriver."

—Kerry Joyce, interior designer

$30, target.com.

Inova X1 LED Flashlight
Courtesy of Inova

Inova X1 LED Flashlight

"At four inches long and with the diameter of a lipstick tube, the Inova X1 flashlight is sleek and compact, but it emits a bright, focused, circular beam like a spotlight."

—Ann Wolf, interior designer

$24, niteize.com.

Goo Gone Spray Gel
Courtesy of Goo Gone

Goo Gone Spray Gel

"Goo Gone works like a miracle. It's my secret weapon for removing price tag residue and years of gunk on flea market finds."

—Nick Olsen, interior designer

Starting at $4, Yahoo! Shopping.

Natural Radius Grip Garden Trowel
Radius Garden 3.25 In. x 11.75 In. Grip Trowel

Natural Radius Grip Garden Trowel

"A small hand shovel, or as I call it, a 'crabgrass eliminator.' I use it to dig up weeds, as well as to pot plants."

—John Danzer, furniture designer

Starting at $10, Yahoo! Shopping.

Metrokane Rabbit Corkscrew
Courtesy of Metrokane

Metrokane Rabbit Corkscrew

"A good, reliable corkscrew adds to the quality of life."

—Phoebe Howard, interior designer

$50, macys.com.

Sweep Dreams
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Sweep Dreams

"My stylish stripe-handled straw broom from Alice Supply Co. is good for everything from sweeping my front porch to grabbing cobwebs I can't reach to swatting the occasional bat that flies inside."

—Sheila Bridges, interior designer

$30, in striped, store.alicesupplyco.com.

 

 

 

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