Too many interior design decisions?
Want to choose confidently?
GAIN CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE FOR THE
INTERIOR DESIGN OF YOUR FUTURE HOME
"Interior Design 101" was created because ...
- The industry of Interior Design is an unregulated one, and if you're seeking professional help, you'll save money and drama by knowing how to find the right designer for you
- Your interior design choices need to perform at so many different levels: functionality, durability, aesthetics, personal taste ... and this can paralyse so many homeowners in making confident choices
- And as you start to research, chances are you'll be overwhelmed by ALL.THE.OPTIONS, and fear committing to your decisions. Which can mean you experience project delays, cost overruns, or lose the chance to have the things you DO want.
And so, Interior Design 101 will help demystify all the decisions.
And share years (AND YEARS) of professional experience to help you avoid drama, mistakes and regret in your finished home.
Introducing your industry professionals giving you the essentials in Interior Design 101 ...
There's me! I'm Amelia Lee, the Undercover Architect.
Having worked with homeowners for over 25 years now, in over 250 projects, interior design has always been a source of excitement in any project. And yet, once the choices start flying, I've seen homeowners slip into overwhelm, really worried that they'll regret that tile choice, or stuff up their kitchen design.
All these interior design elements, finishes and fixtures, become the surfaces and items we interact with everyday in our homes. They HAVE to perform for family life, and that means last, always look great, and be things we love having around us.
Have also done 3 renovations of my own, I know the analysis-paralysis that can occur. Interior Design 101 has been created to help you navigate these choices with greater clarity and confidence.
My collaborator in this online course is Interior Designer and Author, Frances Cosway, from White Pebble Interiors.
Frances is an Interior Designer, published author and speaker with a passion for creating beautiful homes people love to live in. With over 15 years’ experience in renovating and building, her true passion lies with helping clients design and build their ‘Forever Homes’.
Having lived in Europe for 12 years, she draws on her own unique influences whilst seamlessly incorporating the individual styles of her clients when developing projects. Her philosophy on design is that your home is a story of you; how you live, your lifestyle and your life journey. She’s committed to ensuring every home she works on is a true reflection of its owners, based on these principles.
Frances brings her incredible wealth of knowledge, experience and guidance to Interior Design 101, sharing her professional preferences and recommendations so you can create your functional, fantastic, 'Forever Home'.
PLUS A WEALTH OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND EXPERTS ALSO OFFER THEIR INSIDER KNOW-HOW, TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
Floss Kelly, Co-Founder of Australia's leading online tile store, TileCloud
Karen Haller, Colour Psychologist and author of "The Little Colour Book"
Andrea Lucena-Orr, Colour and Communications Manager, DuluxGroup
Craig Thomas, Managing Director of Caribou Lighting and Kiiko LED
Clare Le Roy, Owner and Interior Designer at The Little Design Corner
Joshua Plautz, Interior Products Technical Manager, DuluxGroup
Evan Montero, Co-Founder and Managing Director, DIY Blinds
Daniela Santilli, Bathroom Marketing Leader, Reece Plumbing
Liz Hayward, Owner and Interior Designer at Sydney-based Hayward & Co
Jessica Bellef, freelance stylist, writer and author of "Individual"
Tara Dennis, Co-Owner and Interior Designer at Archie Bolden
Kate Hamblet, Owner of Balanced Architecture and Healthy Home Expert
... SHARING INSIGHTS FROM WELL-KNOWN BRANDS SUCH AS ...
So what's inside "Interior Design 101"?
Interior Design 101 is mobile responsive, and able to be viewed on desktop, laptop, tablets and phones.
With downloadable transcripts, audio files and videos, you listen, read or watch on the go.
Video interviews on specific areas of your interiors (design and selections), to help you avoid mistakes, and give you clarity with your choices.
Downloadable transcripts, audio interviews, checklists and how-to guides to help with specific layouts, dimensions, details and getting all your ducks in a row.
Expert and industry insider help so you can make choices in an informed and educated way. Impartial advice that will enable you to sift through all that salesperson-speak!
Here's more about what you'll learn ...
IN WEEK 1, YOU'LL GET ACCESS TO ...
MODULE: INTERIOR DESIGNER
The Interior Design industry is actually an unregulated one, and with so many different titles (Interior Architect, Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Interior Stylist), it can be challenging to know who to turn to.
This module will help you with what an Interior Designer can do, and why you might want to hire one. And it will also dispel some top myths, as well as help you avoid some common mistakes when it comes to choosing and working with an Interior Designer, and your Interior Design. Plus loads more!
AND THEN IN WEEK 2, YOU'LL GET ACCESS TO THE REMAINING MODULES IN THE COURSE, WHICH ARE ...
Knowing where to start with your Interior Design choices can be critical in getting it right. And many miss that the best place to start is ... your floor.
It will be the biggest surface in your home. It has to perform. You'll learn about the different flooring types, how to choose for durability and look, and what to avoid altogether. From timber to tile to carpet (and coming soon: concrete, marmoluem and epoxy), we also share selection and ordering tips, and how to save $$$ too.
The kitchen is often the hero of any home, and a big investment in your budget. And stuffing it up can mean daily frustration and regret.
With all the components, colours and materials, there's a lot to know to make your choices confidently. You'll learn about joinery, benchtops, splashbacks, fixtures, handles, hardware and appliances. AND you'll also access tips on key dimensions and layout so your kitchen not only looks great - it works well too!
Bathrooms, ensuites and powder rooms - expensive areas that involve a lot of choices and details to get right. And these can all be quite permanent choices too.
There's many cross-overs with our kitchen areas, and so we dive into how 'linked' these spaces need to be. We also cover the specifics on choosing your fixtures, your tiles, and whether that free-standing bath is the best choice for you. And there's layout help with specific tips and dimensions to use. (And once you have a handle on kitchens + bathrooms, you'll have the info you need for laundries too!)
MODULE: LIGHT + POWER
Far too often, homeowners forget about lighting and power during the design-phase of their project, and end up in a flurry on site (with an electrician) making desperate, panicked choices that cost more than they allowed.
Lighting (and power) provide functionality and convenience in any home. And lighting can do wonders for creating mood and really elevating the experience of your interiors. Learn what to consider, when and how to start designing and choosing, and the mistakes you need to avoid.
MODULE: DESIGN DIRECTION
Creating your Interior Design vision can be exciting and a little overwhelming. Learn how to do this with clarity by understanding more about colour, its impact, and how to create interior schemes that work.
This module will help with setting your Interior Design vision, creating timeless design, understanding colour and its impact, and what to do with 'trends' and 'styles'. You'll have the tools and knowledge to choose interior fixtures, finishes and furnishings that suit your needs, and that truly reflect you and your family.
You'll spend all this time, energy and money deciding on the finishes, fixtures, colours and textures for your home's interior. But there's some key final decisions to make so the whole picture comes together as a cohesive, durable and fantastic result.
This module features information on paint products and window furnishings. Get these sorted early so you can access the choices you want.
Extra information about how to document your choices, and ensure you can communicate them effectively with your team. Don't let your selections get missed with this module.
AS WELL AS ...
Interior Design 101 also includes:
- our super popular and well-loved "Kitchen Design Challenge" (we've popped it in the Kitchen Module for you)
- a member's saving on orders with DIY Blinds
- a great saving on Kiiko LED customised linear lighting
- AND a saving on The Little Design Corner's SketchUp Online Course