This comprehensive online interior design courseincludes 12 self study modules, and weekly 1:1 telephone and or video consultations . I will personally guide and inspire you through your creative learning journey.
I'll be sharing all my experience with you, using techniques I've practised in my residential interior commissions, teaching workshops and courses at FLOCK in Devon.
This five-week distance learning version of my onsite course will take you through a full redesign of a room of your choice from start to completion, all without the need of expensive computer software or any experience of interior design.
How to work through the course
Each week you'll receive an email containing a workbook of course material for the modules you'll be studying. Each workbook also includes practical creative tasks and assignments for you complete as you master your own interior design project. Although this course is designed for you to work through remotely, I will be in touch with you during your design journey and at the end of each week, we will follow up with a phone consultation where we can discuss your progress and I can answer any queries you may have on the week's assignments.
You will also be able to share your design work with me online and I will follow your progress through the course.
On our weekly (up to one hour) consultation calls, I will provide you with personalised and professional feedback, which is what makes this course unique and stand out from the crowd.
So, if you have trouble deciding on a colour palette or what style fixture might match your concept, don’t worry I’ll be on hand to support you and you can relax in the knowledge that you'll never feel stuck or overwhelmed with a design decision again.
If you find you’re unable to commit to the timeframe or your project is put back, you can always work through the course at your own pace; and you’ll be armed and ready with the necessary design know-how to kick-start your interior project when it happens!
And remember, you can go back over the learning modules as many times as you need once you’ve finished the course.
Once you’ve booked your place you can start the course anytime (we can arrange mutually convenient times to have our consultations) and all course material comes with lifetime access
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Learning documents- attractively laid out with beautiful photographs, sketches and digital illustrations.
Aims of the course
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Week 1: Getting started
Module 1: Create your own styling brief Module 2: Finding your personal style Module 3: Gathering your visual inspiration
Week 2: Colour
Module 4: Defining your colour choices
Module 5: Creating your colour palette
Week 3: Plan & visualise your space
Module 6: Creating a room layout
Module 7: Creating a mood board
Week 4: Decorating
Module 8: Painting & decorating tips
Module 9: Applying your colour palette
Module 10: How to mix decor styles
Week 5: Completing your scheme
Module 11: Layering & adding depth
Module 12: Finalising your mood board
When you’ve finished the course, you’ll have a clear vision of your scheme on your final mood board. This will give you the confidence to order and shop knowing that your interior will look fantastic, meet your budget and suit your unique style perfectly!
EXTRAS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:
My Little Black Book of interior suppliers:
This is huge value- From artwork to furniture to samples, it’s great to have a list of good suppliers to call on for your project. I’m excited to share the details of some of the companies and small businesses I’ve used during my years as an interior designer. Some will be household names you’ll recognise, others are small independents with online shops.
With this resource document, you’ll never struggle to source anything interiors again!
Magazine & website resource document:
A list of some of the best reading material to keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and sources.
Desktop/laptop computer or tablet – with internet access.
A notebook – to keep your thoughts organised.
Camera – a must for snapping photos of things that inspire you and for logging items you'll be keeping in your scheme. A mobile phone camera is fine.
Tape measure – for measuring your room, if you need to (optional).
Printer – with a built-in scanner, if possible, but it's not essential. It's useful for scanning magazine pics, fabric that you may not want to cut and other materials that you'll want to add to your mood boards.
Pair of scissors.
Sketch or scrap book – preferably A3 size for collecting your early photographs and inspirational images.
A2 size card – for sticking your inspiration and mood board physical cuttings onto.
Double-sided tape, spray mount or glue – for sticking your final imagery onto your mood boards.
Project box – for gathering heavy sample such as tiles, timber samples etc. Pencils and erasers – for sketching layout plans.
Coloured pencils/felt tip-pens – for applying colour to your floor layouts. Graph paper – for sketching rough and to scale layout plans.
Paint swatches – a good supply of paint swatch cards from different manufacturers to help you select your colour palette.
Manufacturers' and retailers' catalogues – product literature from suppliers you love.
Interiors/Homes magazines – old and new.
This course is taught online
5 weeks (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
I am midway through my first house renovation and I find interior design comes naturally to me, however I wanted to work with a professional to push myself and my designs.... in comes Nikki. Her attitude and encouragement were amazing, and I found myself looking forward to our weekly discussions. She goes above what you would expect and I found her to be genuinely interested in my progress and design. Nothing is too much trouble and she would actively send me extra links/websites if she believed it would help me. I would say the course has helped me discover my own style and be able to break down the process of design. It is an excellent course that Nikki easily tailors to suit the students needs, whether that be a novice or aspiring interior designer. I cannot recommend this course enough!
I signed up to Nikki’s 5 week interiors course as I wanted to pull interior schemes together in a coherent, organised way. The course modules are easy to understand and full of insight.
Each week Nikki spends time going through your ideas, colours, images and gets you to really think about why you have chosen these things and how they work together. Nikki is so kind and easy to chat with. Also full of industry knowledge, Nikki was able to offer ideas to add to my design that I never would have thought of.
I now have the modules to go back over time and time again so I will never forget the skills I have learnt.
I loved every step of the way with this Interior Design Course. Nikki was an exceptional tutor. She has a vast amount of knowledge and experience that helped enormously when I needed support. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She was enthusiastic and so encouraging about my project on the lounge and gave precious advice for future projects that I may undertake in time.
I have always been interested in interior design but never fully understood the basic principles. This course shows you all the 'do's and don'ts' to designing. Now I feel much more confident in designing my own home but also have a far larger understanding when viewing certain programmes on television, listening to podcasts and generally talking to others.
Thank you Nikki, a great value course.
Every room in our house needs decorating and it's quite overwhelming! After hiring an Interior designer last year to help us get started, I realised I loved the design process and wanted to learn more. I love interiors but I lacked confidence and had no idea where to start! I was looking for a course I could do from home, that could fit around my job and had some 121 support. Nikki has created a fantastic course! The modules are easy to follow, full of great tips and advice. I felt guided every step of the way and it was so rewarding applying the learning to my home. The phone calls with Nikki were so helpful and she was always incredibly supportive and encouraging! I now feel a lot more confident with my design choices, my style has evolved and I'm ready to take on the rest of the house.
So if you've been thinking about doing a course like this, do it! I can't recommend it enough!
Having just lived into a new house before lockdown, we had a room that needed redesigning to work as both dining space and relaxation nook. Daunted at the task ahead and determined not to end up with a bland result or attack it piecemeal, I found Nikki’s online Design course and jumped at the chance. From the outset Nikki was fab talking though how it will work and then on to Week 1. The course content is really great and helps you to work through your homework and inspire you to challenge preconceptions around colour and more. The weekly hour calls with Nikki really help solidify what you have learnt and help in your direction if unsure or a bit lost. Now, at the end of the course I have a fully formed mood board, colour palette and a direction to complete a room I can be proud to say ‘I designed this’. The course also helped me get the right colours for a bedroom in terms of paint and carpet which looks great for a quick small project. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone thinking of designing/decorating a room or house to consider Nikki’s course.
We are in the process of building a new house and the thought of decorating every room was a bit daunting. I didn’t want to paint everything white!
When Nikki’s online course popped up on my Facebook page - it was perfect. The course material provided by Nikki was extremely helpful and focused my ideas. I decided to start with the living room and working through the course material helped me to decide on colours and design. Nikki’s weekly phone call to discuss my homework was particularly valuable as she shared her abundant knowledge and inspiration and helped me to refine my ideas.
I can definitely recommend this course - it is both inspirational and practical. Also the fact that you have a weekly one to one phone call to discuss your ideas and to have support, makes it stand out from other courses.
Thanks to Nikki, I am now more confident and excited to design the rest of the rooms in my new house.
I mentioned to Nikki that I was looking to revamp my lounge & she suggested, especially in these trying times, that I give her on line design course a go. At first I was a bit dubious as I'm not the creative type. Nikki was there every step of the way to help with some fab ideas. Soon my colour palette was established and I then began growing ideas on Pinterest. Everything was on hand from day 1, from learning materials to Zoom calls.
Nikki holds a great repertoire of knowledge and experience which I put to the test during the course, only having a small area to redesign, I was limited on creativity, with Nikki's help we were able to work through problems.
I was going to start the revamp in the Spring but my enthusiasm got the better of me, I have now, with help from my husband, painted the lounge, I am very pleased with the results and once we come out of lockdown I can continue to create my dream lounge, dressing it with furniture, curtains etc.
I would recommend the on line course as you can work at your own pace and there is no pressure. Thank you Nikki.
I have just finished designing my master bedroom on Nikki’s online interior design course and I loved every minute of it!
Nikki made redesigning my room fun and stress-free, and being able to discuss my homework and journey with Nikki at the end of each week was also particularly helpful.
She has an abundance of knowledge and inspiration and her passion for interiors just motivates you to a level that you just want to keep on learning!
Although this is an online course, Nikki made it extremely personal with her one on one support and encouragement.
It’s also extremely good value bearing in mind you are getting help and guidance from a professional interior designer in addition to the whopping amount of resource material you are sent with each weekly assignment; and what’s more I am able to reuse the step by step process time and time again on other projects in my home.
Definitely a five star interior design online course.