Materials and finishes are the cornerstone of any successful interior. Selecting them requires knowledge and skill, not only about the materials themselves, but also how to present them to a client and discuss them in the industry.
This 9-week online short course on materials and finishes in interior design and decorating ensures that you will have the expert knowledge and skill to discuss, specify, showcase, and utilize a variety of materials in your designs. This course is the perfect resource for interior designers and decorators in the industry, newcomers to interiors, and students of design.
The course begins with a guide to specifying finishes and creating sample boards and moves on to elaborating on wall, floor and ceiling materials and finishes. The course also covers the intricacies of fabric and delves into bathroom and kitchen materials and finishes. The content then concludes with costing and sourcing of materials and understanding industry involvement.
If you are passionate about the built environment around you and want to know more about how you interact with any surface you encounter, then this course is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of essential decorative and functional materials used in the industry.
Embark on your journey into the ever-expanding world of materials and finishes and see how each material you implement creates a textural and inviting experience.
Welcome and introduction to the course
Sample boards, spec’ing finishes
Floor & ceiling finishes
Accessories, plants & pictures
Industry application & involvement and communication with contractors & sourcing, costing & budgeting
Wrap up & conclusion
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP
Join us as we learn through this dynamic, special edition masterclass led by Steve Smith, Editor-in-Chief of the renowned VISI Magazine, as he chats with leading Industry Expert Clinton Savage, a specialist in the Interior Design field.
You’ll learn the latest in material selection, decorating and industry insider information. You will also gain some expert tips and tricks in this interview to ensure your future career in interior design and decorator is a success.
MEET YOUR LECTURERS
With a passion for education, Jaimie has her P.G. Dip in Higher Education along with other qualifications including interior design. She has been a lecturer since 2007 and has been in the interior design industry for several years. She enjoys enriching minds and inspiring students and loves seeing the spark in student’s eyes when the penny drops. Her dedication to nurturing students and providing quality education can be seen in the care and attention she gives to each student.
CHER VAN DER MESCHT
Cher joined BHC in 2022 as a lecturer. She teaches on both the Interior Decorating full-time programme and the Interior design full-time programme. Her favourite thing about being a lecturer is nurturing the students and watching their confidence grow. Cher has qualifications in interior design and decorating, which extend to a Bachelor of Environmental Design. Cher is passionate about interior decorating and design and owns her owns Interior design and decorating business, Styl'd by Cher, that focuses on residential design and decorating.
Donna has been involved in tertiary education in the design industry since 2014 and is a specialist lecturer at BHC. Mentoring students is her passion and she enjoys watching them succeed in the industry. Her B.Tech in Interior Design has propelled her career in interior design and formed a base from which she has excelled in the industry. Donna has been working as an interior designer for close on 20 years and her company, 8a Creative, is a showcase for her talent and passion. She has a portfolio of work ranging from national corporate and retail roll outs, to smaller, boutique clients, with each job carefully detailed and creatively brought to life.
With 24 years of retail experience and 7 years working for Hertex, Charmaine's passion for teaching students about fabrics is contagious. She believes that it is important for anyone entering the industry to understand how the fabric industry works and be equipped with the right knowledge and skills when entering the world of fabrics.