The contents of this course will help you stand out in the market and help you understand your client and their brief more deeply, before you’ve even get started.
I’m totally doing cartwheels at the prospect of working with Fiona Humberstone, the esteemed Brand Stylist and best selling author. Together we bring you a game-changing course, exploring the power of Colour Psychology and how this can be used in your business to help you provide an even better service to your clients.
Colour is such a huge topic and as professional interior designers you will already be converse with its power to transform the feel and mood of a room. However this course goes much deeper than ‘Blue is calming’ and uses Colour Psychology to help streamline the design process and define the brief. By exploring the Colour seasons, and identifying which profile your client falls into, you’ll be better equipped to ask your client the relevant questions and quickly dismiss those red herrings.
As a brand expert Fiona will also help you discover your own unique brand placement, your design style and the value that you bring to every project. Great Interior Design isn’t about being a design dictator but designing sensitively to a clients needs. We will help you take a better brief in order to achieve a successful project, complete with happier clients.
You can learn more about Fiona and her approach that totally upped my Colour game here.
Class includes all tuition, pre-class workbooks, printed material, lunch and refreshments.
Venue: The Hoxton, 81 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HU
Date 20th June 2017 9.30- 5pm. Price £395.
I’ve devised a creative and fun workshop to explore the properties of colour to help you up your Interior Design game. I’m a self proclaimed colour lover and I adore the impact and effects you can create by harmonising or clashing different colours together. In my 20 years of working within interior design I’ve never become bored of dreaming up new colour combinations. I understand that people fall into two camps, those who love and embrace colour and those who fear it. Whichever team you’re on this workshop is for totally for you.
Throughout the morning, we’ll be looking at what colours YOU are naturally drawn towards without theorising why. We’ll explore our natural impulses to discover our very own unique colour palette. We’ll then cover some theory on how these can work together and how to use your palette to enhance all elements of your life, and your home. I’ll be sharing some of my tried and tested design rules on how to work up a colour scheme and style it up for maximum impact.
Because we are a small group there will be plenty of time to work on your unique colour palette and mood board for a proposed room scheme.
10-11am Creating a colour palette
11.30-12.30 Colour Theory
1.30-3.00 Mood boarding
3- 3.30 Coffee
3.30-4.14 Styling workshop
The workshop runs from 10am – 5pm. Groups are limited to 8 guests. Refreshments and lunch included.
4th March 2017 at Artists Residence, Regency Square, Brighton. Ticket price £225
The artist residence is a FAB hotel so why not book a room and make a weekend of it!
Any cancellations within 7 days of the event are non-refundable
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 interior design course is to impart our extensive advice and knowledge to a design thirsty group to help you to design and style your home. Its designed as a fun and creative day- with groups no larger than 14 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 we put on a yummy lunch too. We like to think its a great day for everyone, no matter where you are in your design journey. Previous guests have included home owners, renovators, renters, DIYers, design students, bloggers and 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.
1000 The Design Process Pt1 with Daniel
1100 Coffee Break
1130 Colour Scheming with Sophie
1330 The Design Process Pt2 with Daniel
1430 Coffee Break
1500 Styling your home with Sophie
1600 Course ends
Both of us will impart our expert knowledge and tricks of the trade to inspire you to go home and create your own dream interior. We can promise a riot of house-porn, mouth watering food and great company! Currently taking bookings for the 28th January, 25th March, 6th May and 14th October 2017 in central London. Cost £255