How will you know whether the love seat you adore will match the paint and curtains at home? If you have a decorator's folder, it's as simple as checking your swatches. A small accordion file (available at office-supply stores) has a space for each room; tuck fabric, paint, and carpet samples inside, and a list of room and door dimensions. Look for a folder that's compact enough to fit in your purse or glove compartment.
Martha Stewart Living, September 2006