Discover the Designer in YOU!
5 Week Course
Week 1 | Find Your Style | Whatever your project, finding, developing and understanding your own style is vital to the success of the interior design of your home. In this session we will talk you through how to kick start this process, suggesting where to look for inspiration, how to work out what you do and don’t like and how to pull these elements together to build up an idea of your own personal style. This is an invaluable process for anyone about to consider starting a design project.
Week 2 | Plan Your Layout | The layout of your home is more than just where the furniture goes and we will explain why your layout should accommodate all the activities of a household. We will look at how to ensure the required lighting, storage and space are catered for at the planning stage, talk you through some common misconceptions about the way space should be used and show you some examples of innovative solutions to particular household needs.
Week 3 | Colour Schemes | Colour is a huge topic and one we could happily talk about at great length! For this introductory talk we will look at how to pull together a colour scheme starting with the paint colours and looking at how they interact with the other elements of your room scheme such as flooring, furniture and fabrics. There are a vast number of paint options available on the high street so we will help you to navigate your way through the maze to find the correct paint range for you. We will finish by looking at how lighting and colour work together.
Week 4 | Lighting and Technology | Lighting can transform a home and in this talk we will give you an introduction to this fascinating topic. We will work through how to plan your scheme and introduce you to different types of lighting such as accent, task and ambient as well as how to select light fittings. Technology is an increasingly integral part of home design and if you are planning to incorporate this into your own home we will look at some of the options available to consumers such as home cinemas, home automation and security.
Week 5 | Project Management | Managing your own design project can be daunting so in this session we will introduce you to the stages involved. We will start with a look at how to document the process, how to find good workmen and how to deal with the ongoing management of a project. We will then look at the importance of budgets and timetables and we will finish with some hints and tips on what to do if things go wrong.
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