Interior Decoration and Styling
Join Interior Decoration and Styling and develop your interior design skills and references around a domestic project, devised for a fictional client. You will become familiar with the vocabulary of design, period, styles, colour, materials and finishes...
Taught by: Simon Hamilton, Richard Vine, Nancy Straughan.
Join Interior Decoration and Styling and develop your interior design skills and references around a domestic project, devised for a fictional client. You will become familiar with the vocabulary of design, period, styles, colour, materials and finishes.
Structured around a domestic project brief, you will demonstrate your understanding and apply your creativity to interior design and furnish a room layout.
You will also explore lighting, soft furnishings, textiles and trends, helping you to extend your knowledge of their application and usage with confidence.
Your tutor will impart their expertise and experience to guide you throughout the course; from sourcing the relevant materials to the final presentation of each aspect of your project.
- The role of the Interior Decorator/Designer
- Interpreting and working from a brief
- Developing a scheme
- Design concept and board
- Reading a plan
- Planning a product board
- Drawing and scaling
- Drawing a room plan to scale
- The design process: Referencing. Historic and style references
- Trend awareness
- Colour schemes
- Design elements: Materials and goods
- Identification and use of textiles
- Regulations attached to specification
- Presentation techniques
- Specification and costings
- Putting together a sample board
You'll have a wider knowledge of the process of interior decoration and increased confidence by the end of this interior design course. You will have extended your ability to reference and source appropriately for the client. You'll also have knowledge of history, colour, materials and finishes.
Who Should Attend
The perfect course to increase your knowledge of design periods, styles and suppliers, to give you the confidence to transform interiors into chic and striking spaces. Suitable for those looking to decorate their own home or those pursuing a career within interiors.
View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [889kb]
Simon Hamilton has over 25 years in the design industry, including running his own interior design company for more than 10 years completing projects internationally for private and commercial clients. His creative work includes numerous projects for the Workplace, Retail, Hospitality and Residential sectors including interiors for the concept Supergreen Superyacht ‘Soliloquy’ and a boutique Hotel in Venice, Italy.
Twice elected to the role of International Director for the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) from 2010 – 2014, Simon has represented Interior Designers through presentations to audiences across diverse cultures and attitudes in Europe, Japan, Canada, Russia, India and the USA. Through exposure to design, Simon creates and hosts reviews for architects, designers, students, manufacturers and design publications.
Since 2014, Simon has been on the judging panel for the International Property Awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
For 2017, Simon was selected as a brand ambassador for Decorex to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in September.
Richard Vine is a practicing Interior Decorator, Design Consultant and Lecturer. His interior design portfolio has included many successful projects for clients in both the domestic and contract areas. He is a textile designer by trade with a long-standing teaching career.
Over the last 35 years he has gained knowledge and expertise in the practice and discipline of many other design fields including giftware, product design and point-of-sale, costume for television and all aspects of soft-furnishings.
Nancy Straughan is a Textile Designer and Stylist living and working in London.
Nancy set up her business in 2011 and since then has worked on many interiors projects. Her pattern design clients include Marks & Spencer, Graham & Brown, Debenhams and Tommy Hilfiger.
Nancy also works as a product and interior stylist and she has worked as a photographic stylist for brands like Dulux, publishing house Faber & Faber, and soft drinks company Fentiman’s. She has also styled interiors projects for The Guardian newspaper. After Nancy’s home was featured in an interiors magazine she began to offer her skills helping to add beauty and meaning to residential projects.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notebook and pen
Scissors and scalpel
Paper glue (pritt stick)
A selection of interior design and life style magazines which you are prepared to cut up for images
Triangular metric scale rule (not a conversion scale) with the following scales, 1:50 & 1:20
300mm set square
HB and 2H pencil
Pencil sharpener and eraser
A selection of paint manufacturer's colour charts
Please note that most of the materials needed for short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.
Details for booking
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Duration||Cost||Status||Location||Action|
|09/07/2018 - 13/07/2018||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|17/12/2018 - 21/12/2018||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|25/03/2019 - 29/03/2019||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|08/07/2019 - 12/07/2019||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|05/08/2019 - 09/08/2019||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£715||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|