There is a fantastic opportunity to join me, Sophie Robinson and my Great Interior Design Challenge (#GIDC) colleague Daniel Hopwood for a Masterclass in Interior Design.
The intention of the day is to impart our extensive knowledge to a design thirsty group in order to help you design and style your own home or project with confidence.
We’ve designed a full on yet creatively inspiring day- with groups no larger than 20 people, so we all have a chance to meet and mingle and share ideas. There’s a heap of drool-worthy pictures to look at and discuss (want to know what Dan designs for his super rich clients?) and plenty of take home tips and ideas that will empower you on your design journey. We like to think its a great day for everyone, no matter where you are in the process. Previous guests have included home owners, renovators, renters, developers, DIYers, design students, bloggers and design professionals.
My area of expertise is room scheming and my experience on high street magazines means I have a fountain of knowledge on how to shop for the look across a wide range of consumer retailers. As a stylist I’m an expert in creating unique looks and colour schemes for any room and I’m particularly interested in how we can make our homes a true reflection of our own individuality through use of colour, furnishings and collections.
Daniel’s skill is defining the design process. Rather than dictating what is good or bad taste he prefers to help you discover how to find your own sense of style in order to achieve an exclusive look. He also has a practical, pragmatic approach to design and an extensive technical knowledge, which he would like to share. He will highlight the necessity of good spatial planning and how to manage a budget. To help this process Daniel will offer access to his library of materials and finishes as well as guidance on how to put the designs on to paper.
0900- 0915 ARRIVALS
Tea, Coffee, juices and breakfast pastries
Sophie and Daniel introduce themselves and set out the intentions for the day. It’s also a chance to introduce why you have come on the course and what you hope to get out of the day.
1000 THE DESIGN PROCESS PART 1 WITH DANIEL
Using slides of his own projects Daniel shares an insight into the world of a professional interior designer and how he works through the design process. From initial inspiration through to creating presentation boards and managing the budget.
1100 COFFEE BREAK
1130 COLOUR SCHEMING WITH SOPHIE
Sophie shares examples of her own work as well as other renowned designers who use colour in dramatic and successful ways. She imparts her methods for getting a winning colour scheme every time.
Lunch is a selection of salads and sandwiches. Please let us know if you have dietry requirements
1330 THE DESIGN PROCESS PART 2 WITH DANIEL
Digging further into the design process Daniel shares his ways with bespoke joinery, lighting and selecting the perfect finishes to complete a mouthwatering design scheme.
1430 COFFEE BREAK
1500 INTERIOR STYLING WITH SOPHIE
The way to really finish a project and make it sing is all in the styling. This can be the way you arrange furniture and objects, display art and possessions to ensure the final reveal is magazine worthy.
1600 Q&A AND MINGLING
A opportunity to reflect on the day and everything we’ve learned and to mop up any unanswered questions you may have. And a chance to grab a selfie before you leave!
1700 CLASS ENDS
Both Sophie and Daniel will impart expert knowledge and tricks of the trade to inspire you to go and create your own dream interior. They promise a riot of house-porn, the best views in central London and great like minded company!
NEW DATES for 2018! 27th January and 24th March
COST £275, including lunch and refreshments. (Tickets are non- refundable)
NEW LOCATION: SocietyM Tower of London at citizenM hotel Tower of London, Trinity Square 38 , EC3N 4DH London.
CitizenM hotel offer a 15% discount on rooms should you wish to overnight. Just quote S&D Masterclass when making your reservation.