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Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2

Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Lyndall Fernie


With the essential design skills already mastered in Introduction to Interior Design - Part 1, Introduction to Interior Design - Part 2 will continue to consolidate and extend your interior design experience of a residential interior.

Through a series of lectures, workshops and demonstrations you will become more confident and adventurous as you incorporate your newfound techniques to construct a completely new design scheme for a domestic interior.

You’ll be guided through the use of colour, soft furnishings and lighting and by the end of the course, you will have completed a portfolio of work to communicate your design knowledge professionally with future clients.

Please note that this course requires dedication; students should therefore allow time to work on their interior design project outside of class.

Topics covered

  • Concept boards
  • Stairs
  • Section drawings at scale 1:50
  • Sourcing - design shows
  • Lighting 
  • Soft furnishing 
  • Sketch modelling
  • Inking
  • Rendering
  • Presentation and sample boards
  • Colour

Course outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to start work on an interior design scheme by yourself. You will leave the course with a number of newfound design-related skills. Students may wish to progress to Interior Design Modules Two and Three.

Who should attend
Designed to build on the skills learnt on the Introduction to Interior Design - Part 1, this course will develop your knowledge and introduce you to a number of new skills. After successfully completing the course, you'll be ready to progress to Modules Two and Three. If you haven't taken the Introductory course, but have studied Interior Design before, please contact the Short Course unit for an assessment before booking.



View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Tutor Description

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

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.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A collect images for your concept board using your chosen 5 adjectives

  • Retractable eraser

  • A3 pad of tracing paper

  • Propelling pencil 0.5 with 2H leads

  • Eraser

  • 300mm adjustable set square

  • Triangular scale ruler 1:50, 1:20 and 1:125

  • Masking tape

  • A2 portfolio to carry your work in.

  • Metal scalpel and 10A blades

  • A selection of interior design and life style magazines which you are prepared to cut up for images

If studying on an intensive 1 – 2 week course, a laptop or tablet will be required for research from day three.

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.

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