KLC Alumni and Founder of The White House Interiors, Charmaine White, Shares her Design Journey


KLC reached out to talented alumnus, Charmaine White, to hear more about her experiences studying at KLC, Industry preparation KLC provided and her journey progressing into her professional career and starting up her own bsuiness.

Coming from a creative family with professional roots in design and build, I discovered my unique flair and entrepreneurial vision for interior design at an early age. After being awarded a degree in Textile Furnishing Design & Manufacture, and the sought-after Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration from the prestigious KLC school of design, I joined a well-respected, high-end design studio in London, renovating luxury spaces.  In 2012 I founded The White House Interiors.

Read Charmaine's personal story below:

'I received my KLC Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration in 2008 and I haven’t looked back since!

What I loved about the course was that the syllabus covered so many aspects such as construction, history of design, colour theory, lighting design and window treatments to name just a few. As a professional Interior Designer, you could be involved in all these areas when working on projects and so having the right foundation and education before entering the industry is paramount.

KLC were fantastic in preparing me for my career in design. The beauty of the course was that you could learn at your own pace.  I was lucky enough to secure a few internships with top London design studios whilst I was studying, which meant I could put the theory of what I was learning into practice.

I began the course in the days before AutoCAD and so was trained in manually drafting layouts, freehand sketching and rendering. All invaluable skills. 

Today I am the founder and creative director of The White House Interiors. The studio manages and curates high end residential renovation projects for fine homes throughout the Home Counties and London.

Our signature is laid back luxe. Modern day design co-existing with classical elements and an impeccable attention to detail.

We offer a friendly, personalised, and creative design service. With an emphasis on function, colour, texture and ambience.  Modern eclectic interiors with soul! 

The White House Interiors draws on the dreams and aspirations of its clients to create beautifully bespoke interiors, from concept to final installation.'

Website: https://www.thewhitehouseinteriors.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twhinteriors/