INTERIOR DESIGN COURSES IN A
SURREY COUNTRY HOUSE
The short course can stand alone, but for those wishing to take things further, this extension day is dedicated to the clever short cut to room design that is explained on the last day of the three day course. It provides a deeper understanding of how the method can be used to create original and imaginative design schemes quickly and easily - compared to the already established methods of designing a room around a mood board or art work (see @sallysurreyhouse on instagram for examples of the latter).
Basically it is a motivational discovery day of potential, that can be taken at any stage post completion of the short course, and is for those considering self-employment*, wishing to add an interesting side-line to an existing business, and/or for pleasure. It came about following the observation that many students from the three day course went on to help others - using the system. This extra day highlights a range of ideas to aid and expand upon this goal.
The course is run by the Telegraph Trailblazer Award holder and involves creating bespoke schemes for individual rooms, as well as for a whole property. It is a full day with lunch, and the picture below - taken in the summer house of the country house - shows what is received on the day; two room scheme boxes, a USB drive with key information, a book, ribbon, and an A2 board depicting a case study. The case study is a simple and innovative take on what has gone before, and can be adapted to suit a range of purposes one of which could be quite lucrative.
The day costs the same as one day on the short course, and the next one has been arranged for the 30th of August (no more bookings being taken), with another on Friday 1st November. A trip to one London store is recommended (but optional) homework prior to attendance.
*Interestingly young men are twice as likely as young women to start a business despite the latter being as eager to do so (source The Times business August 2019). The reason is a lack of self-belief, together with the lack of role models (only 5.6% of UK women run their own company, half the proportion in America).
The aim of this one day course is to help redress the balance. To inspire and encourage individuals to have confidence in their own ability and to create something that aligns closely with their skill sets - hence increasing the chance of success.