Serena's Image has proudly provided interior design, styling, decorating courses and colour training for over three decades.
Only six places per course
COLOUR is a topic every home decorator should know about. It is considered one of the most important elements of great interior design!
Knowing how to use colour to its best advantage is not hard! It’s just a matter of learning and then practicing what you learn. Colour Psychology comes into play to create effective palette solutions to suit the individual or a client brief, along with harmony, unity and balance plus using proportional colour and tonal values. Colour schemes can be used to great effect to suit historical and architectural periods.
As a certified Colour Specialist and over thirty years experience, I have some great information to share with you about colour. Let’s use colour to create beauty in our homes.
Then of course, it is knowing how to decorate with style and bring out the expert stylist in you!
You can learn how interior stylists, decorators & designers have the incredible ability to arrange everything in a room successfully and with ease so that it looks like a page in a magazine?
Once you know the principles of design and decorating it all makes sense. From furniture placement to accessorising and styling it all comes together. Styling is the buzzword of the moment and creating vignettes plus visual focal points is the really fun part of any decorating scheme.
Decorating to suit your lifestyle is so important and following your personal style expression!
Combining suitability, light and texture and recognising the difference between good and bad design elements. Understanding how traffic and spacial flow works and the finer points to make a room succeed.
Do you know the difference between Naturals and Neutrals and how they work or decorating textiles and their application?
Learn how to create a mood board around your chosen style with our easy step by step formula.
SINCE OPENING the TRAINING ACADEMY in 1988, Serena’s Image HAS TRAINED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO REALISE THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL.
Serena’s Image is a quality provider of design education as recognised by the industry with our
Serena's Image Diploma of Interior Design, Decorating & Styling.
I look forward to assisting you with your creative journey! New courses start soon-see dates below.
You only need to attend one morning a week from 9.30am to 12.30pm or 6-9pm in the evenings.
Interior Design, Styling & Decorating Part-time Course
This course will give you the confidence to be able to work to a project brief and advise clients on interior decorating and design projects.
You will be able to create concept and mood boards with professionalism and at the end of the course you will have a portfolio of work to show your potential clients.
Dates in our Sunshine Coast Studio 2022_______________________________
Monday July 18th......... 9.30am to 1.00pm x 14weeks
Wednesday July 20th .......9.30am to 1.00pm OR 6.00pm to 9.00pm x 14weeks
Pay in full upfront and save $$$. $2650.00
Payment plans available Start your design career from just $350 deposit,
13 weekly payments of $185 and a final payment on week 14 of $195.
ONLY six places per course!
Please complete the contact form and request an enrolment form.
Allow approximately 3-5 hours a week for homework assignments
No classes are held during the school holidays as many of our students have family commitments.
Don't miss out on your place with intimate class sizes and limited spots available.
Your instructor is a practising professional Interior Designer,Decorator & Stylist, also having worked on numerous Stage Designs, Visual Merchandising, Colour Consultancy and Property Styling, Project Management, Commercial Design.
The training is industry recognized and students are sent from building & design firms, rendering, tiling & painting companies, property staging businesses and home designers.
This exciting career does not demand a university degree or other academic qualifications in Australia. Learn what the industry requires to gain the necessary skill-set.
By definition you become a professional interior designer/decorator with your first paid assignment. This experience will be exciting and rewarding!
At the end of this course, you will have the necessary training and skills to successfully handle virtually any assignment. You will have an insider’s knowledge of what the market requires and how to go about providing it.
We have a great range in our library of samples and reference material for use on your concept & mood boards.
A fabulous kit is included in the course plus refreshments during lessons.
Learn the business skills you need to start your new career including pricing, scheduling, contracts and client communications skills.
Whatever your goals are we are here to assist you with premium quality training for a fraction of the cost than other training organisations. A pay as you learn system is available or pay upfront and save $$$
1 Introduction to interior decorating with colour and style, colour psychology, personal colour, the colour wheel, colour harmony, colour themes & colour analysis. Colour confidence.
Decorating styles to suit lifestyles. Architectural styles and periods. Analysing your personal style and bring out your inner stylist. Proportional colour exercises. Getting started with Style files.
Naturals/ neutrals and how they work. Intro to mood board presentation.
Tonal values, colour illusion, combining suitability, light & texture, good & bad design elements
Traffic flow. Space planning & furniture placement, decorating tricks from the experts.
Balance, harmony, unity.
Styling with Accessories & Art. Colour planning. Creating Vignettes
Detailing– the finer points and finishing touches. Art, China, Floral Art etc.
6 / 7
Window treatments & upholstery. Decorating textiles and their application.
Flooring & Ceiling applications. Focus on walls and evaluation.
Wall treatments-special effects.
Presentation on walls for week 9.
Elevations/Scale/Plans. Colour and product selection schedules.
Feng Shui for interiors.
Lighting & storage solutions. Property styling (pre-sale make-overs)
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Residential Interiors. Planning effectively, Commercial Interiors-workplace solutions for your design office, Business set-up.quotes, fee structures trade contacts, Marketing your newly acquired talents, Keeping abreast of new products, trade events.
Learn how to make colour choices with professional flair
Combine colour schemes to identify with lifestyles
Find out how personal style preferences effects colour choice.
Create mood or concept boards to reflect colour and style choices.Balance colour in harmony
Learn how to use colour as a personal expression of you or your future clients.
Create moods or atmospheres which calm, excite, take you to exotic places, reassure you or even add a bit of drama!
Understand the basic principles and application of colour theory.
Find out how to be creative with colour schemes as part of a total concept.
Make colour choices using guidelines from the colour wheel and understanding of the characteristics of colour.
Use colour illusions to change the balance of a room and find out how to maximise and minimise the details in a room.
Bring colour to life and be inspired with colour and decorating options to challenge the decorator in you.
Discover the endless possibilities of colour coordination to present mood or concept boards for clients or for simply planning your own home décor.
Begin your own colour and style reference file and you will be surprised at how quickly it all comes together.
This inspirational course will give you a thorough understanding of the key concepts and terms used by professional interior designer/decorators, with an insight into concept boards, colour schemes, soft furnishings, window coverings and more. At the completion of this course you will be able to advise customers on interior design projects, including recommending soft furnishings and design decorations to a brief. Create concept, mood, colour and materials boards with professionalism and graduate with your own portfolio to entice future clients or employers.
This course is available part-time in studio- three hours a week plus allow to three hours + per week for homework assignments. Day and Evening Classes are available. No classes are usually held during the school holidays. Two intakes per year.
Class size is limited to allow each student the personal attention they require.
You will receive a Serena's Image Diploma on completion.
A payment plan is available. Secure your place now with just $300.00 deposit , plus a payment of $250 prior to commencement and weekly payments on commencement for the balance.
Graduates will have the knowledge to move forward with their own professional or personal interior projects. SI graduates have gone on to pursue careers in interior design & decorating; building supply industries; decorating for prize homes; decor retailing; styling; visual merchandising; property styling and starting their own business and decorate their own homes.
We also run workshops in Decorating & Styling and courses in Home Staging & Styling which includes practical exercises, working with a brief to give you an edge on your styling projects.
Discover how to analyse spaces and find your inner decorator, to be able to work on client projects or your own personal space. Find out how to create balanced schemes and produce stylish interior spaces.
Next workshop: details under Decorating Workshops.
See the various workshops on the Decorating & Styling Workshop page (on the drop down tab).
New dates are regularly added so if you have missed out please inquire for the next time.
Serena's Image reserves the right to publish videos or photographs taken during class on their Instagram & Facebook pages (for promotional use only). No names will be used unless by arrangement. If you do not wish to have any images published, please advise at the time of enrolment.
Interior Styling & Colour Course
Interior Designer, Decorator, Stylist, Certified Colour Analyst, Stage Designer, Property Stylist & Visual Merchandiser and owner of Serena's Image. Her portfolio of work includes new builds, whole house renovations, multi story buildings, colour & styling consultations.
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