KLC School of Design in partnership with House & Garden magazine. A unique opportunity to win a place on a full or part time Certificate course
We are delighted to be working with House & Garden to identify someone with real potential to succeed as an interior designer and to offer them a free place on one of KLC's September 2017 Certificate courses
As with all applicants for KLC career-focused courses, we want to be certain that it is the right course for you and entrants are asked to undertake a creative exercise. This is to give you the chance to showcase your talent and give us a real insight into your creative approach, spatial awareness, ability to problem solve and think outside the box.
We would like you to imagine that some prospective clients have contacted you. The couple (one is the International Marketing Director of a large retail group and the other works part time from home as a consultant) are in their mid 30s and have recently moved from central London to their new home, a village house in Sussex. They have two children aged 3 and 2 and a Norfolk terrier.
Life at home is busy with two young children with plenty of messy baking, jam making and crafts and games. They enjoy seeing friends and family and often have people to stay at the weekend. They are an active couple who enjoy running, riding, skiing and tennis as well as architecture, design exhibitions and debating business, politics and philosophy
The property is a Grade 2 listed detached Victorian villa built around 1860 with 6 acres of garden, orchards and paddocks. The clients are looking to remodel an area of the ground floor to create a kitchen/informal dining/family room accessed from the entrance hall and the side of the house. Ideally they would like this area to include somewhere for boots and coats, some comfortable seating and incorporate facilities for laundry and storage for cleaning equipment.
You have not yet seen the actual house (only photos) or had the chance to meet your busy clients and are trying to get a feel for their requirements via email. To try and get some feedback from them, you are going to put together an informal montage of cuttings, photographs, sketches, samples etc that would convey the sort of style and atmosphere that the sparse information you currently have suggests to you might suit the clients and house. You are also going to include a sketch layout of how you see the area working.
They describe their interior style preferences as elegant and serene (in contrast to the mess and busyness of family life) and while they would like this pivotal family space to have a more modern feel than the rest of the house, above all it needs to be a practical family kitchen and living space
The judging panel will consist of House & Garden Editor Hatta Byng, KLC Principal/Founder, Jenny Gibbs, KLC Certificate Course Leader, Liz Holohan. Judging will take place at the end of June and shortlisted entrants will be invited to House & Garden to meet the editorial team in July and will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the panel