The mini course is a condensed version of the semi-professional three day course. It involves a morning's one-to-one lesson in the Surrey country house. The key elements of good design are introduced (and illustrated), and a mood board with co-ordinated fabric swatches created. Learning is then completed at home with the help of the supplied A3 studio case which explains the professional route to design from planning, to colour schemes, to the rules about lighting etc. It is in essence....a two day workshop 'in a bag'.

Featured in House & Garden magazine's Insider News and registered with the Patent Office, the case includes a colour booklet explaining the principles of interior design and decoration, a sample mood and fabric board, a colour wheel imported from the States, a cuttings book, and enough card and mount board to complete two more room schemes.

The morning and the case put you on the right track to good design and reduce the chances of making expensive mistakes. It starts with coffee and pastries, is designed to fit around your specific requirements, and two people can share for no additional cost. Further details available on request.

''I had no idea that we would go away with so much''

(mini course shared with a friend )

"I am a teacher myself, but she is exceptional"