Be your own interior designer: 2 and 3-day workshops,
9:45am - 4:30pm (2-day intensive), 10am - 3:30pm (3-day)

Starting with the basics, we work on transforming your room with colour, pattern and texture, looking at ways to mix luxurious and evocative fabrics without the huge expense. You will be guided through choosing flooring, wall finishes, window treatments and decorative details, seeing how natural and artificial light can transform and give ambience to a room.

You will finish the day be creating a mood board with samples and ideas, armed with information on how and where to source products and materials for your room.

During each course you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas, and be encouraged to use your own design skills, with guidance on how to design, with hands-on exercises and presentations, supported by fact sheets. You will be sent an A5 course folder that contains everything you need to get you started, this includes: a folding wooden ruler and scale ruler, pen, pencil and eraser, calculator, colour wheel, graph paper, lined writing pad, and an ideas folder.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Interior styles
  • Understanding space and how people use it
  • Use of colour, pattern and texture
  • How light (natural and artificial) can transform a room
  • Surveying a room and translating this to plans and elevations
  • Planning furniture layouts and designing a lighting overlay
  • Developing budgets and costing schemes
  • Creating mood boards and sample boards
  • Where to source products and material

We have an extensive library of pattern books, furniture and product catalogues, (some only available to the trade) where you will be able to buy through us with discounts on the normal recommended retail price.

Better still, you will enjoy some of the finest organic foods and superb wines, starting with breakfast of fresh coffee and pastries, a two course lunch and finishing with afternoon tea with home-made cakes and biscuits.

Numbers are strictly limited to maintain an informal atmosphere, and to ensure each attendee gets one-on-one time with our interior designer.

Further one day workshops are available to complement this course.