Soft Furnishings for Interiors - Dubai

This soft furnishing course, designed for aspiring professional designers, will provide you with invaluable advice and practical guidance to avoid those expensive mistakes and make sure that your designs will work – first time. As a professional designer, it is essential to provide bespoke furnishings, rather than purchasing ready-mades...

Taught by: Lyndall Fernie.

Description

This soft furnishing course, designed for aspiring professional designers, will provide you with invaluable advice and practical guidance to avoid those expensive mistakes and make sure that your designs will work – first time. As a professional designer, it is essential to provide bespoke furnishings, rather than purchasing ready-mades. This lecture based course, complimented with a few short group activities, will teach you how to brief curtain makers and upholsterers. You will acquire the terminology, used by the trade, to confidently discuss ideas as well as gaining guidance on specifying appropriate fabrics and understanding fabric labels. You will also be introduced to a range of fabric based items that designers use to create bespoke interiors and consider solutions for ‘problem’ windows. Please note that this course will not teach you how to put fabrics and colours together.

Course Outcomes
You will have a greater understanding of the terminology used in the interior design trade and communicate more effectively with trade suppliers to avoid pitfalls. You will be able to interpret the information on a fabric label. You will be aware of the range of window treatments and understand how to select the most suitable option for the space.

Who Should Attend
Students who are studying to become a professional interior designer wanting to understand how to work with curtain makers and upholsters in a professional manor. Essential knowledge for any successful interior designer.

Level
All levels welcome

Course Tutor
Lyndall Fernie is the lead tutor for Interior Design Modular Courses at Chelsea College of Art and is currently working as a Design Consultant for private clients and Interior Design Companies, specialising in remodelling existing properties. Lyndall began her career working in Italy as a Professional Fashion Designer working with Moschino and Versace; later returning to the UK to work in public relations for a record label. She went on to study Interior Design at Chelsea in the 1990s and ran a successful interior design company for 10 years, designing many high end residential properties in central London. Lyndall’s has taught across a number of London Colleges, where she is able to impart her passion and knowledge of the subject.



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Tutor information

Lyndall Fernie is the lead tutor for Interior Design short courses at Chelsea College of Arts in London and Dubai.

Lyndall began her career in Italy as a professional fashion designer working with Moschino and Versace; later returning to the UK to work in PR for a record label where she worked with many well-known dance groups such as S’Express, Bomb the Bass and Deee-Lite. She went on to study Interior Design, at Chelsea College of Arts and ran Area Squared Design, a successful interior design company, for 10 years, designing high end residential properties in central London. During this time she also opened two interior design shops in the fashionable area of Islington in London selling beautiful interior products. 

Lyndall is currently working as a design consultant for private clients, developers, and interior design companies, specialising in the remodelling of high end residential properties. As well as teaching at Chelsea College of Arts she has also taught at other leading design schools including London College of Communication, The Interior Design School London, KLC and The Design school in both Moscow and St Petersburg.



Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • A pen and HB pencil

  • A note pad

  • A Laptop or tablet to source information

All other materials will be provided during the course.


Details for booking

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