Interior Decoration and Styling
You will learn all the skills required to style beautiful interiors projects. Whether you have an interest in residential or commercial properties you will learn all the rules of interior decorating to then create your own personal project.Structured around a domestic project brief, devised for a fictional client, you will demonstrate your understanding and apply your creativity to interior design and furnish a room layout...
Taught by: Nancy Straughan.
You will learn all the skills required to style beautiful interiors projects. Whether you have an interest in residential or commercial properties you will learn all the rules of interior decorating to then create your own personal project.
Structured around a domestic project brief, devised for a fictional client, you will demonstrate your understanding and apply your creativity to interior design and furnish a room layout.
You will learn about colour theory, the use of space and lighting, how to introduce texture and fabrics, as well as key interior trends and how to reference periods and styles. You will also have the opportunity to experience a hands on styling session with your tutor.
- The role of the Interior Decorator/Designer
- Taking, interpreting and working from a client brief
- Developing a scheme
- Design concept and board
- Where to find inspiration
- Trend awareness
- Colour theory
- Decorative styles and styling principles
- The design process thinking about furniture, artwork, lighting, soft furnishings, accessories and plants
- Identification and use of textiles
- Sourcing, specifications and regulations
You will have acquired the creative and logistical knowledge to style interiors from the concept and mood board through to the space itself. Via styling sessions and hands on practical exercises you will learn to consider styling elements, colour theory and lighting. You will also learn how to develop a stylist’s eye and leave with the knowledge as to how to create inviting and inspirational spaces.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in interiors and those who wish to grow their knowledge of interior design and styling, whether you are looking to do up your own home or purse a career as a photographic stylist, interior stylist, interior designer or events stylist.
View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [889kb]
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
HB and 2H pencil
Pencil sharpener and eraser
A selection of paint manufacturer's colour charts
Gouache paints and a set of brushes.
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.