Why Design Interiors?

Interior designers enhance spaces to provoke emotional responses.

  • Interior designers are driven by the desire to improve the spaces we spend time in. By designing spaces to look better, people feel better about themselves and therefore live better, more fulfilling lives.

  • Good design requires creative problem solving: artfully drawing together the human need; the desired function and the limitations of a space to create moments that elicit positive emotional responses and frame experiences for the better.

  • This is about more than simply making things look good. Interior design is a specialism that weaves art with behavioural and psychological science to frame the story of a space and create the conditions for how someone lives and understands their own experiences within it.

  • We teach you this art and science; helping you understand how to take people on a journey through a space and orchestrate emotion.

Designers need a humane and empathetic perspective

An interior designer starts with a strategy – prioritising people and the human experience at the beginning of the design process. This requires deep empathy and understanding of people and what drives them. While this may sound simple, it is amazing how many designs fail, simply because they didn’t take human need, emotion and aspiration into account from the beginning. We train your perspective; guiding you to ask the right questions so that your designs enhance human experience rather than stifle it.

Our philosophy is channelled into your curriculum

We bring the power of this perspective and our passion for good design into your learning experience. We expect you to go on a transformative journey throughout the course, as you are trained to see and question your surroundings from a different perspective.

The fundamentals of our approach to teaching:

  • Teach the science and the art:

    We go deeper than the visual to teach you the behavioural science behind ID; helping you understand how to elicit emotion and feeling within a space.

  • Human to the core:

    Good design has to be empathetic. We teach you how to design to connect to the real needs and dreams that drive people.

  • Frame the story:

    Interiors take people on a journey through space. We teach you how to frame the narrative, experience and emotion of the places you design.

  • Break it down:

    The ID syllabus is huge; so we have spent a lot of time working out the key ingredients you need to be successful, and breaking these down into engaging and accessible lessons.

  • Practice makes perfect:

    The best way to establish learning is to put it into practice. Our courses give you the opportunity to get live feedback from real-world pros on your own personal project-giving you the opportunity to test out your new skills.

  • Connect and inspire:

    We inspire your curiosity and passion for ID by feeding you content that expands your horizons - ultimately, increasing your ability to design better interiors.

  • Train the eye:

    High-quality design isn’t borne out of a vacuum; it needs training. We will immerse you in the world of ID to train your eye to make design decisions like a pro.

  • Support and empower you:

    We are only as successful as our students feel. We have deliberately designed our courses to give you mentoring and support on projects when you need it so that you are empowered to thrive.

  • ID for the real world:

    We teach the skills you need to succeed in ID in the real world, so that you can sell the vision of your designs to any audience, know how to deal with clients, and understand how to market your services.