Renovate and Decorate
Gain design inspiration, tips and skills as you learn the essential steps to plan and manage a home decoration project. Under the guidance of a professional interior designer, you will learn simple methods to develop your concept and effectively translate this into a workable, functional and stylish home design...
Taught by: Simon Hamilton.
Gain design inspiration, tips and skills as you learn the essential steps to plan and manage a home decoration project. Under the guidance of a professional interior designer, you will learn simple methods to develop your concept and effectively translate this into a workable, functional and stylish home design. You’ll also learn about design trends, colour, lighting and hard surfaces.
The course will be packed with practical advice and fresh ideas to help you unleash your creativity and discover new ways to transform a house into a home. We will advise you about the importance of hiring the correct experts and guide you through specifying, building regulations and planning permission. Please bring plans with measurements and images, in relation to an existing project, along to the first class so that you can make a start from the get-go. If you are not able to bring these along, your tutor will provide you with a hypothetical plan, to work from.
By the end of this course you will understand the key design processes and steps involved in decorating and renovating a residential interior. You will have the confidence to successfully plan your design, plus know how to identify and take the necessary steps to create your desired environment.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with a passion for interiors; perfect for new or prospective home owners intent on creating their dream interior. This course will give you the tips and insider knowledge to turn your ideas into a reality. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in interior decorating, who may like try their hand at renovation at some point in the future.
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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.
On the first day of your course, please bring:
5m Tape measure
Scale ruler - triangular 1:50 and 1:20
Surgical scalpel with 10A blades
Double sided tape
Propelling pencil 0.5 with 2h leads
A retractable eraser
Fine liner pens 0.5 and 0.3 black
A2 bag to carry work is useful
Printed copies of your plans, with measurements
Images of furniture and soft furnishings
Where possible, please bring along any samples
Printed copies of your plans and images, of furniture, soft furnishings etc, and if possible samples, in relation to an existing or hypothetical project.