Interior Styling for Beginners

An integral part of any interiors scheme, learn how professional stylists combine creative flair, technical tricks and practical problem-solving to produce beautifully styled projects.

This introductory course demystifies the world of interior styling and walks you through the different avenues and opportunities it can offer, whether you’re an interior designer or business owner keen to finesse the finishing touches of your projects, want to improve your own home or holiday let through decorative displays and creative touches, or aspire to style shoots for brands and magazines for a living.

Topics covered:

  • What a stylist does, and the different roles which can fall under the styling remit
  • Understanding the styling requirements of different client types, and using this to
    determine a brief
  • How stylists create mood and ambience through their choice of product placements, colours and textures, both within styled photography and ‘real-life’ schemes
  • Tricks of the trade for curating visually pleasing collections, arrangements and displays
  • How to source and select appropriate props, accessories and objects to dress for a photoshoot space, or finish off a domestic, residential or commercial interiors project
  • Styling ‘to camera’: how to arrange set-ups and spaces to create professionally styled images when working with a photographer.

Course Outcomes:

  • Learn to look critically at arrangements and composition, in relation to the requirements
    of any given brief
  • Understand the considerations you need to make when styling interiors spaces (and how this can differ from interior design)
  • Gain inspiration for how to use different stylistic approaches to create a variety of different looks, moods and finishes
  • Learn insights from professionals within the styling world, to help bring the teaching to life
  • You will be given the opportunity to create a styling concept board around a set topic, which you can take home.

What's included:

  • All materials for this course are included in the course fee
  • Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

Course Tutor Information:

Joanna Thornhill is a commercial interior stylist, writer, trend forecaster, creative consultant and author. With over 15 years of industry experience, her remit spans styling for magazines, press lookbooks, Ecommerce, brochures, TV, advertising and events. She often appears in the press giving expert comments on design trends and home improvement tips, alongside her work as an interiors journalist for magazines and content writer for brands. Having worked as a regular contributing reporter for a leading trend forecasting agency, WGSN, since 2014, she has a keen eye for spotting and compiling stories, as well as understanding what makes a great styled image.

She’s also authored three books: Home for Now (later re-released as Insta Style for your Living Space, CICO Books), focused on quick-fix and temporary decorating ideas for renters and first-time homeowners, followed by My Bedroom is an Office (Laurence King Publishing), designed to offer practical, dip-in decorating advice on a plethora of home design dilemmas. Her third and current title, The New Mindful Home (also Laurence King Publishing) launched in 2021 and offers an accessible deep dive into the many ways we can decorate to support both individual wellbeing and a wider appreciation of how to bring sustainability and biophilic principles into our homes. To find out more about her work, visit her website, www.joannathornhill.co.uk 

                                                                                      

Suitable for complete beginners and design enthusiasts

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Details for Booking

DateDay of weekTimeDurationCostLocationAction
16/09/2022
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16/09/2022
Friday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF
03/02/2023
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03/02/2023
Friday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF
16/12/2022
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16/12/2022
Friday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF
14/04/2023
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14/04/2023
Friday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF
20/03/2023
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20/03/2023
Monday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF