Colour psychology is something every creative should have in their toolkit. It’s absolutely game-changing.
I’m thrilled to be working with Fiona Humberstone, the esteemed Brand Stylist and best selling author and together we bring you this creative, inspirational and exclusive event exploring the power of Colour Psychology and how this can be used to invigorate your design process.
Colour is such a huge topic and as professional interior designers, or students of design, you may already be converse with its power to transform the feel and mood of a room. This course goes so much deeper than ‘Blue is calming’ and uses Colour Psychology to streamline the design process and define the brief. By exploring the ‘personality 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 that can frustrate a project.
“I came home brimming full of new found knowledge, clarity and determination. In fact I came home feeling totally reinvigorated and full of creative drive. And I really needed that!” Silkie, Rosehip Cards
AGENDA: Informative, Inspirational, Fun!
9.15- 9.30 ARRIVE
Tea coffee and mingling with fellow students
Time for Sophie and Fiona to introduce themselves, and set out the objectives and aims of the day’s workshop. It’s also a chance for you to share what you hope to get out of the day and your reasons for coming.
10.10 EXPLORING THE SEASONAL PERSONALITIES
We outline the framework of Colour Psychology and its benefits as to streamlining your design process and setting your business apart from the competition. We’ll take a closer look at the designers at the top of their game and how their branded appearance reflects the seasonal personalities.
11.00 CAKES AND COFFEE
More than just a pit stop and time to refuel. We’re serious about cake
11.20 TRANSLATING YOUR BRIEF INTO A SEASONAL PERSONALITY.
In this session we give you the tools to work on your brief, either for a real or fictional client. We’ll discuss our own design processes and how to take a brief and work it into something coherent and inspirational, while communicating with clarity will help to keep the project running smoothly. We’ll also tell you why we think identifying and saying no to the wrong clients is just as important for your business.
11.50 IDENTIFYING THE SEASONAL PERSONALITY OF YOUR BRIEF
You’ll take a closer look at your prepared briefs and identify what seasonal personality they fall into so you can go forth and design with clear intention.
12.20 HANDS ON SESSION VISION BOARDING YOUR STREAMLINED BRIEF
Now’s the time to get creating a delicious vision board for your client using the new Colour Psychology framework. You’ll use tears that you’ve bought along as well as delving into our image library.
OMG this could possibly be the best part of the day. Have we organised you a feast for sore eyes! Lunch is laid on by the notoriously yummy Hampstead Kitchen and its healthy, wholesome but above all colourful.
14.00 SOPHIES STYLE SURGERY
Sophie will take each of the four seasons and, sharing her most loved styling tricks, create four different tableaus. We’ll also look at what happens when you blend two seasons together, and how this can deepen the look of a scheme, or what the effect is when it goes wrong.
14.45 IDENTIFYING THE SEASONAL PERSONALITY OF YOUR SECOND BRIEF
Time to take your second design brief and determine the season by looking at the key emotive words. In such a way your design will be cohesive, coherent and utterly compelling for your client.
15.00 TRANSLATNG THE SEASONAL PERSONALITY INTO TONES AND TEXTURES
Fiona explains the process of translating emotions into tangible objects and finishes and how texture and tone directly effect the way things feel. This takes a room scheme from being merely tear-sheet-chic into something that will resonate with your client on a much deeper level.
15.20 HANDS ON SESSION MAKING MATERIAL BOARDS FOR YOUR STREAMLINED BRIEF
Putting into practice the Colour Psychology framework and using the materials and samples you’ve bought with you, as well as our materials library, now’s the opportunity to make up a coherent presentation board for your project with ease. You’ll discover how to become a more daring designer that’ll give you that edge.
16.00 FEED BACK AND FIZZ
An opportunity to reflect on the day and set some new commitments to energise and refocus your next set of business goals. Followed by a glass of fizz to celebrate the day, mingle with newfound friends and clear up any questions before heading home, head brimming full of fresh ideas!
17.00 CLASS ENDS
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. Interior stylist Sophie Robinson will draw on her 20 years experience of colour scheming interiors and share her sheer love of colour to ensure the day is as richly inspiring. This event is also a great opportunity to network with fellow creative designers and business owners.
Here are six reasons to join us:
“We all know that working on our businesses is something we should prioritise. But finding the time, space and inspiration to make this happen can be a challenge. And that’s where The Brand Stylist workshops come in. This is your opportunity to surround yourself with creativity, to be inspired and take your brand up a level, or seven! Time to step away from everything that distracts you and to focus on your business.”
What you’ll leave with
Booking fee includes all tuition, pre-class workbooks, materials, lunch and refreshments.
Venue: Papermill Studios, 9 City Garden Row, London N1 8DW
Date 20th June 2017 9.30- 5pm. Price £412.
(tickets are non-refundable)
Interior Design professionals: Shortcut your design process, pull together the ‘right’ elements faster and make your clients happier.
Stylists: Create a more distinctive look for your clients, be more discerning with your propping, and create a more coherent portfolio
Design students: get ahead of the pack and discover your edge from the get-go.
Retailers: Gain clarity around your creative style, find your focus and become more daring with colour.
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