Interior design courses in Surrey


The short course is an intensive three 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 for a career change.


The key principles of design and decoration are explained and illustrated with real-life examples. Everyone leaves with something to treasure (their portfolio), a certificate, and information about a new and different perspective on how to decorate. This is a simple system - based around curated images - that applies to all types of decor and creates a more original look. It goes beyond decorating around a picture (see @sallysurreyhouse on instagram), yet it similarly simplifies the design process, so that decorating a property becomes much less daunting.


The approach is more analytical than purely creative, and the curated image concept has been devised by The Daily Telegraph trailblazer award holder. It offers a different, and virtually foolproof, way of going about design.


Each course is highly structured to ensure excellent 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. Click on the grey house logo below to read the reviews.


The next course with places is taking place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of September 2022 with another on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October. Price isn't mentioned as it is sometimes purchased as a gift - details on request.



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, the extension pack...and lunch.

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.

Course content:

  • 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 fabulous things 


Interiors courses nr London

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 example above), a 1:50 room plan, and a style board. There is also a scheme in a box similar to the one on the Extension Pack page.

The benefits include...having the tools to avoid making expensive mistakes, and being able to use what you learn (and produce) as an aid to employment or self-employment.