A Taste of Interior Design
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About the Course
Lucy runs her Interior design and soft furnishing workshops and business from her 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales.
A taste of Interior Design: An inspirational workshop mixing both theory and practical tasks.
Are you looking to re-design your home, interested in a new hobby, or simply want a bit of time to be creative....
Lucy has hand picked all of her favorite parts from her 10 week course at Nottingham Trent University, and put them together to make this jam packed exciting workshop! Color theory, mood boards, pattern and texture concepts and lighting design are just some of what you'll learn, in the colourful surroundings and relaxed environment of Lucy's home.
Lucy is a Royal College of Art graduate with experience in Soft Furnishing, Design Consultancy, Mixed Media Textiles and she teaches Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Over the 15 years Lucy has exhibited at various trade shows, including Maison et Objet, Paris. ICFF, New York and has also completed commissions for Liberty London and Colin Firths Eco Age, as well as being commissioned to write a book about her design concepts - Mixed Media and Found Materials.
Lucy is known for her bold use of colour and pattern and has a passion for working with reclaimed materials.
Inspirational classes to suit all abilities with experienced tutoring in a relaxed environment.
Lucy also runs Upcycling and Upholstery workshops, which are very practical and could be used in conjunction with this Interior Design course. Please ask for multiple booking discounts.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are provided (bring along anything that may help your ideas, such as fabric swatches or pictures of your existing interiors)
Home made lunch (on the full day), tea and plenty of cake!
I really enjoyed this course. We researched the work of a few designers and really liked Lucy's work and the number of participants on the day meant that we had a good interaction with Lucy.
The setting was delightful and Lucy was happy to show us her home which meant we saw some very inspiring ideas.
I am used to doing the design and building work and then abdicating all responsibility for the interiors to my wife.
I now feel more informed and have started a journey of learning about colour and pattern along with the use and layout of spaces.
My wife and I will work together to develop our home and I will be happier to be more involved in what I have always seen as difficult decisions. Having attended this course we will almost certainly be considering more adventurous interior schemes than we might have been scared of before.
I also occasionally draw up plans for people and believe that I can add value to my work with some of the work that Lucy showed us in this introductory workshop.
Ian Harris - - #15376
This was a brilliant day which I know my husband and I will continue to use and reflect upon. I researched several similar courses and opted for Lucy's as she has small groups (ours was great fun) and I liked what she wrote about the day. We were not disappointed and were really pleased to have attended together: we learned about colour theory and used paints to test out our understanding; we considered colour and texture, height and layering; and we had plenty of groupwork and practical activities to ensure we understood what Lucy had taught us.
The result of just this one day is that we look at colour with a greater understanding of its role, and we feel able to plan our colours with more confidence as we decorate our extension and renovations. We were able to discuss some of our ideas and questions with Lucy and were helped with fantastic suggestions and ideas that we want to use as soon as the building work is done!
Lovely food, engaging and warm teaching, a beautiful location and a great group all contributed to a memorable day.
Liz Harris - - #15375
I attended a 1-2-1 session with Lucy about 2 weeks ago. I couldn't have asked for a better day. My aim was to get an understanding of interior design as a novice to develop a training package for the company I work for. Lucy was fantastic from start to finish, she asked exactly what my needs were and what I wanted to achieve form the day. This was completely bespoke and tailored to what I needed. When I arrived I was greeted with coffee and cake, we then went through the agenda of the day. Ate a fabulous lunch made by Lucy and again more coffee and cake before heading to the to the decorating centre which really helped put everything I had learnt into practice. The majority of the day was learning about colour and how to use it which was great as that was exactly what I had stated I needed.
Highly recommend the course, Lucy was amazing, down to earth and ,made me feel very welcome. The day exceeded my expectations.
Sam Wakefield - - #14514
What a fantastic course. Although only 1 day , I feel like I learned so much. Colour wheel ordered and mood board already in the pipeline. This is a great course to kick start you into being more creative and having the confidence to design your own, instead of Next or John Lewis's help!
Lucy is a excellent communicator , and made sure she spoke to each one while doing the pratical.
I would recommend this course to all wishing to learn more about interior design.
Beautiful setting, lovely people and plenty of cake- what more do you need 😀
Louise Cramp - - #12996
A complete novice here to Interior Design and thoroughly enjoyed my day, it was excellent.
I will look at fabrics, colours, textures etc. in a totally whole new light, after attending the taster. Lucy, is very informative, and a lovely host & tutor, offering tips and assistance on the tasks.
I found it all quite inspiring, so much so that on my return home ordered my colour wheel, interior design book and upholstery kit. As, I attended Lucy's one day Upholstery course, last month which was interesting, fun and I learnt a lot. Lunch & cakes on both days, was delicious in a lovely setting of Derbyshire. I would definitely recommend a course with Lucy's.
Frances Abernethy - - #12990
Absolutely loved the one day interior workshop. I feel as if I have come away with so much information . When I got home straight away I ordered a colour wheel . Putting different textures together and patterns really opened my eyes to what can work in a room. Lucy was really lovely and explained everything so well so it's was easy to understand. And the lunch and cakes were amazing . Would definitely do another day .
Lesley Osborne - - #12974
A great day with Lucy. Informative and practical learning. Time to practice mixing paints to achieve the desired colours and matching fabrics. Along with great tips. Lucy helps you find your own style and enhance it. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to avoid making costly mistakes when self styling your home. Thank you Lucy
Amanda Shipside - - #12880
I've now attended 2 Interior Design days with Lucy and the same group of ladies. We all enjoyed the first day so much and wanted to learn more, so we booked a second day. We're also hoping to book a third day in 2018.
We've covered the basic principles of interior design (a mix of theory and practical tasks) and had the opportunity to discuss our own ideas and projects along the way - these days are really inspiring and have helped me with my own projects at home.
Lucy is an excellent host - I love the informal, relaxed atmosphere for learning and the home made food and drinks throughout the day are fantastic!
I would highly recommend these courses.
Debbie - - #11232
Another brilliant course yet again!
We did a part 2 interior design with the same ladies as in part one. This covered the scale drawing, lighting and flooring.
The food was delicious as usual and the cakes in plentiful supply. Do not attempt to come if you are on a diet it will not work!
Our tutor Lucy was a wonderful host, lots of great information hints and tips.
These courses are highly recommended.
Look forward to part three instalment in 2018
Sarah Shelton - - #10970
Cant praise Lucy enough for a great and informative day. Learned so much about my own style and how to achieve the look I want in my new home.
Don't be put off by mention of Lucys love of colour _ am pretty conservative but she was able to help me inject some colour into my very traditional room.
sarah jane - - #10526
An excellent day. As a complete novice I learned a huge amount in a warm, supportive and inspiring environment? Excellent value for money, the day will help me avoid costly decor disasters going forward and helped me revive my creative streak!
Katie Smith - - #10467
I can highly recommend this one day course. Lucy was a fantastic host who provided a lovely lunch while sitting in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. I learnt so much from the course and meant some really nice people. It has given me confidence that I needed. Once again thanks you so much Lucy.
Penny - - #9679
Amazing day. Lots of great ideas and inspiration given in a short space of time. A very relaxed and pleasurable day given by a great tutor. The cake and soup was also very good !
Lisa B - - #8921
I thoroughly enjoyed my day on this course with Lucy. Learning about colour schemes, patterns and textures and how to put this all together was very informative. I now have the courage and some basic principles to apply to my interior design project. We were also treated to an amazing lunch and cakes.
I am really looking forward to joining you on another one of your courses.
Thank you Lucy.
Jo Ross - - #8587
Excellent course with Lucy as always. Previous courses I have attended with Lucy have involved making or adapting things whereas this course was more theoretical although Lucy does include some practical tasks. I really enjoyed the day, learned a lot and it gave me a really good foundation in the principles of interior design, tips and 'rules' but with allowance for personal style and creativity. Lucy is always fantastically welcoming and generous with her knowledge, resources and of course food and drink! Highly recommended.
Sally Newton - - #8585
This workshop was amazing !
I learnt so much from lucy in just one day ... having the skills and wisdom of lucy there but also being able to actually do the steps myself was hugely rewarding. I still can't believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time ..... oh and the cakes are pretty amazing too !
I would highly recommend anyone to enjoy this fabulous experience.
Jeni Stroud - - #6602
An amazing day, so relaxing and informative in a beautiful setting. Lucy is brilliant!
Sharon Davis - - #4794
I'm a complete novice at the theory behind interior design but Lucy put me at ease and was very approachable.
Although a more theoretical workshop it still had a large element of "hands on" tasks which I found helped my understanding. I found the colour and pattern matching topics particularly useful.
The homemade cakes and delicious lunch also helped make the day feel like a real treat!
Now I just need to get myself a colour wheel and get cracking on a mood board for the dining room!
Jill Cornforth - - #4790
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Course Start DatesTuesday 25th September 2018
Thursday 15th November 2018
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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