Interior design and decor: Make your home your sanctuary

Online Interior Design Course


This jam packed online course (pre recorded sessions) gives you all the inspiration and tools you need to kick start your Interior Design and Decor interest. Making a home that is truly unique to you.

Make your home YOUR sanctuary!

Lucy has adapted her 5 star, Platinum awarded full day course which she runs from her studio in Derbyshire, into this online version to make it more accessible to everyone, and to give students something positive to focus on ultimately helping with their well being and confidence.

Royal college of Art Graduate Lucy Renshaw, has 17 years experience in Interior Design, Decor and Colour.
Lucy is a design consultant and runs various workshops, in interiors, upholstery, colour and wellbeing from her 17th Century colourful home in the idyllic Derbyshire Dales.

Lucy has a holistic approach to her work, going through the fundamentals and key elements of interior design, teaching clients ways to FEEL good In their homes, and how to find their inner creativity to design spaces that are truly reflective of their personality.

Homes should have a soul and tell the story of the people living there...not just mimic or copy what’s on trend!

This course is a way to get to know Lucy, and her colourful personality makes for an informal and relaxed course whilst at the same time being hugely informative where you will go away feeling greatly inspired.

Interior Decor and Design:
An inspirational 5 hours, mixing both theory and practical activities, to inspire and find your inner style!

The course also includes:
Bonus videos and information
Become part of an Online Interiors community, where you can share ideas and gain inspiration.
30 min Live consultation via Zoom, with Lucy at a time of your choice for any Q&A's.

Whether you are looking to re-design your home, interested in a new hobby, or simply want to make the time to be creative....

This course covers: Finding your style, Fundamentals of Interior Design and Decor, Color theory, Colour Schemes, pattern and texture, money saving tips and using what we already have, and working to discover your own style.
Layer, flow and balance.

Students will learn:
-Elements of Interior Decor
-Colour theory, working with the colour wheel.
-Why colour is important.
-Colour Schemes and palettes.
-Painted colour swatches, colour mixing and creating new palettes.
-Concept boards. Guidance for Apps and creating designs online.
-Finding your unique style.
-Knowledge of how to use Pattern and Texture.
-All theory and practical tasks aim to use things we already have, or are easy and cheap to get hold of.
- Creating a HOME: Layers/balance/flow

There is also the chance to do a further 5 hours covering: Plans, space design, scale drawing, layout, lighting design and aesthetics....please enquire.

Other courses
Colour for wellbeing: For an in depth understanding of holistic colour for all areas of our life.

All 5 hour Online courses are £99

Power of Colour:Home retreat. Online
Lucy and guests
3 hours for you, learn how to use colour and completely pamper yourself For this stay at home retreat! Cooking, yoga, meditation....with lots of tips, guidances and a lovely goody box sent out.

What's included in the price?

Over 5 Hours Tuition
30 Min Live Consultation
Become part of a Interactive Interiors Online community

What you will need

If you want to join in with the tasks...
Paint, brushes,pots, glue, old magazines, paper, pens. Time to resource online free samples (fabrics/flooring/wallpaper)
All of the 'home work' is optional, but you will gain a deeper understanding of the theory's if completed.


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


5 hours (flexible times to suit)

Platinum Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 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.



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Jasmin - - #36140

I often want to redecorate a room but am paralysed by the fear of “getting it wrong”. This day course has made me feel so much more confident that I can create a lovely feel in my home, now I just need to put it into practise! Thank you Lucy.

Response from Lucy Renshaw:

Thank you Jasmin, so lovely to hear your confidence has grown- that’s what it’s all about! Hope to see you again x

Mandy Rees - - #35851

Thank you Lucy for a really inspiring and relaxing day in gorgeous surroundings. I learnt so much about how holistic design includes all the senses and especially enjoyed the session about how colours work together, something I normally find a bit daunting. There was a really good balance between teaching, with lots of useful examples and advice, and hands on tasks and discussions. The course really opened my eyes and has given me refreshed enthusiasm to get going on my next project.

Response from Lucy Renshaw:

Thank you Mandy! It was really lovely to spend the day with you xxx

Ali Pacey - - #35817

Finally got to attend this course after over 18 months and was really looking forward to it. I guessed Lucy was very holistic and the whole day was so energising and inspiring, I came away with many ideas and a greater knowledge of the type of interior decor that's best for me. I'm looking at everything at home and in photos differently. I gained so much from the day, I would highly recommend the workshop. Thank you Lucy.

Response from Lucy Renshaw:

So lovely to see you last week and
thank you so much for your kindness xxxx Good luck with your creative journey xx

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Mary-Lynne Blackburn - - #32019

This course is really enjoyable and inspiring. Lucy presents the rules of interior design then gives you the confidence to break them as well as follow them! I love her ethos of reusing and upcycling, so any space can be made beautiful and personal whatever the budget. Looking forward to her upholstery workshop.

Response from Lucy Renshaw:

Thank you so much Mary! Very much looking forward to meeting you in person x

Laura Hickinbotham - - #25423

I thoroughly enjoyed this day. I booked in as I have a renovation project on my hands and wasn't really sure where to start. After spending the day with Lucy I am looking at everything around me in a new light! I feel I have a basis to begin and much less daunted and very excited! I am sure I will be in touch with Lucy again but the day was an excellent beginning. Thank you very much.

Tracey Spencer - - #24037

Thoroughly enjoyed the day . Gained an understanding of how colours, patterns and texture work with each other. Was really looking forward to learning about mood boards but unfortunately this was barely covered, possibly due to lack of time. Really enjoyed Lucy’s style of teaching and the company of the other ladies on the workshop . The food and the surroundings were excellent - left the workshop feeling truly inspired!

Toni Pincott - - #23264

How the basics at art classes at school should have been! I learnt more about colour in one morning than hours in a classroom in the 70s. Lucy has an incredibly easy, approachable and informative style which means every part of her sessions are full of learning and ease. She offers excellent one to one support but the benefits of being with the fellow students are considerable - from hearing projects they have done or plan, to gaining confidence on what can be achieved.

Toni Pincott - - #22286

An excellent day of learning how to properly set out both floor and elevation plans and build them flexibly to test out
ideas and layouts. Tuition was very hands on.
I also benefited from working alongside other class attendees, hearing and seeing their ideas on both mine and their own layouts.

Jo Chilton - - #22279

This is the second workshop I have attended run by Lucy. It was another interesting day during which I learnt a lot as well as picking up extra hints and tips from Lucy.
I enjoyed the day and will put into practice what I learnt as I redecorate my home.
Lucy is really helpful and puts you at ease so you feel able to ask questions and seek advice. Well worth attending.

Francina Whelan - - #20780

A fantastic day with Lucy teaching me the basics of design concepts and the use of colours and textures. I have learned so much thank you Lucy and for your wonderful hospitality.

Rosa Gilham - - #20744

This workshop was amazing. Thank you Lucy for a relaxing and informative day. I gained so much in one day, learning about colour wheel, mood board, colour schemes, pattern and texture. Lucy was an excellent host and the lunch along with the delicious home bread and cakes was a treat.
A lovely day wth lovely people. I would highly recommend this course.

Helen - - #20717

Really enjoyed the workshop with Lucy and the other ladies. I learned so much and felt inspired to go out and be more creative. I particularly liked the practical elements where we had a go at mixing colours and coming up with schemes. A very lovely day with delicious cake and lunch! Definitely recommended.

Claire Early - - #18483

Enjoyed a fabulous day with Lucy. I learnt a huge amount, had great fun and feel inspired!

The day was relaxed, but we covered a lot and the practical exercises really helped me to understand the concepts we covered. It was nice working in a group and sharing ideas with each other.

Lucy is a great teacher and host, providing delicious cakes, lunch and a warm welcome! I'm looking forward to doing further courses with her.

Liz Harris - - #15375

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Sam Wakefield - - #14514

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.

Louise Cramp - - #12996

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 😀

Frances Abernethy - - #12990

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.

Lesley Osborne - - #12974

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 .

Amanda Shipside - - #12880

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

Debbie - - #11232

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.

Sarah Shelton - - #10970

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 jane - - #10526

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.

Katie Smith - - #10467

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!

Sarah - - #9751

Another fabulous day with Lucy Renshaw.
This is the second course I have been on, a great introduction to interior design giving you lots to think about and go away and play with colours and design.
We were lucky with the weather again, sunny and warm sat outside for a lot of the day.
We did loads of painting, as well as putting ideas together using materials.
We are all looking forward to a follow-up day in autumn, many thanks

Penny - - #9679

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.

Lisa B - - #8921

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 !

Jo Ross - - #8587

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.

Sally Newton - - #8585

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.

Amy sutton - - #7618

A truly amazing course and I am gutted the four weeks are over!
I was very lucky as had another 3 fantastic girls on the course with me, I felt that I'd made new friends as well as learning so much from Lucy.
The relaxed atmosphere of Lucy's home made a brilliant learning environment and I feel confident enough, after only 4 weeks, to take on my own project.
Thank you Lucy (and fellow students) for 4 great weeks!

Hayley Miller - - #7532

Lucy stuffed so much content into our 4 weeks that it was mind blowing, yet she also gave us lots of practical activities, laced with cake and tea, so that the whole course was an absolute joy. With four of us, in Lucy's kitchen, the atmosphere was friendly and warm and she has so much to teach ! I really looked forward to the course every week; we all made so much progress with our respective designs and were sad to leave at the end. Outstanding course - I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to design and decorate a room, or anyone who wants to start to learn about interior design in a lovely relaxed environment. Thanks Lucy; can't wait to bring my own new design to life.

Jeni Stroud - - #6602

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.

Sharon Davis - - #4794

An amazing day, so relaxing and informative in a beautiful setting. Lucy is brilliant!

Jill Cornforth - - #4790

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!

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