The short course is an intensive 3 day interior design course taught by a graduate teacher in an award winning property. It is aimed at those wanting a professional finish in their own home, but it is also for anyone looking to boost or change their career.
The key principles of design and decoration are explained and illustrated with visual examples. Everyone leaves with something to treasure (their portfolio), a certificate (UK registered learning provider), and information about a new way to decorate. This is a simple system that involves decorating around a picture - either a piece of art or from another source such as a styled magazine shoot (created by the very best in the field). These 'curated images' result in a more original finished look, add polish, and make the whole process of decorating a room almost foolproof. It really is a trailblazing new way to go about design.
Each course is highly structured to ensure amazing results in minimum time - and standards are high - but the approach is friendly and kind so everyone is welcome. They take place on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (10am-4pm) in the Spring and the Autumn, and numbers are kept low to allow for personalisation. The next course with spaces is on the 15th, 16th and 17th of September (limited availability) with another in October (13th, 14th, 15th). Price isn't mentioned as it is sometimes purchased as a gift - details on request.
Click on the grey house (houzz) logo below to read the reviews, and also view the information on the extension pack page.
INTERIOR DESIGN SHORT COURSE INCLUDES:
A black fabric portfolio case with mount board and art sleeves, a scale ruler, a colour wheel imported from the States, a booklet with all the key principles, a room scheme in a box, and the extension pack.
Lunch takes place in the 54ft former milking parlour where you look out onto a garden designed by a Chelsea gold medal winner - it really is a course like no other.
The key elements of good design including space planning
- Understanding style
- The professional route to design via mood and soft furnishings boards
- A new perspective on how to decorate (involving the use of curated images)
- Colour theory and schemes
- Lighting principles
- Sourcing lovely things
Reviews can be seen on houzz just click on the grey house logo below
Each portfolio has a mood and soft furnishings board (as student examples illustrated above), a 1:50 room plan, and style boards... all helpful when designing a room (and to take to job interviews)
There is also a scheme in a box which (together with the extension pack) can lead to a small business/ enhance an existing business.