Styling for Interiors
You will learn all the skills required to style beautiful interiors and magazine projects. Whether you have an interest in styling real homes, photographic shoots or styling for magazine projects you will learn all the rules of an interior stylist to then create your own portfolio of work.
Structured around an interiors brief and various practical lessons in styling you will demonstrate your ability to beautifully create a room from start to finish. Styling for magazines and interior product photography will also be covered.
You will learn about colour theory, room layout, how to shop for styling elements and 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 Stylist
- Taking, interpreting and working from a client brief
- Developing a scheme
- Design concept and board
- Trend awareness
- Colour theory
- Decorative styles and styling principles
- The design process of a stylist
- Displaying collections and arrange furniture
- Sourcing objects and materials
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 decoration techniques. 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 pursue a career as a photographic stylist, interior stylist, interior designer or events stylist.
View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.
Debbie Flowerday has been a visual merchandiser for many years; her knowledge and experience of the display and visual merchandising industry is extensive. She has worked globally for well known retailers including Max Mara, Mary Quant, Estée lauder, Top Shop, Gucci and Royal Worcester. Her key skills include Visual Merchandising, Window Concept and Product Styling, Retail Design, Store Layout, Interior Design, Exhibition, Product Styling, Photographic Styling, Events & Product Launches and VM Training & Guidelines.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notebook, pen and pencils
Scissors and scalpel
Pencil sharpener and eraser
Paper glue stick
Copydex glue (or glue suitable for sticking fabric)
A selection of interior design and life style magazines which you are prepared to cut up for images or brochures with interiors products
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.