Tricia Guild & Designers Guild Studio

Interior Design – finding the colours and patterns you love

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  • $75

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Course Description

Tricia Guild and the Designers Guild design studio teach you how to find your own creative style for interior design and your lifestyle.

You'll learn how to develop your own personal style and where to find inspiration for your interior colour, pattern and style choices. And you'll be building your own design project as you learn.

Throughout this interior design course Tricia will be demonstrating with moodboards how to bring together your style for a room from paint colours, fabrics and accessories. You'll be creating your own moodboard to send to Tricia, as you develop your creative voice.

Tricia will then move onto how to combine colours and textures to express your style. She'll be exploring some of the projects she's worked on and explaining why she's made creative design choices for her clients.

You'll look at how to use patterns, and how patterned materials can be combined to create the best effect in your room.

Finally you'll explore the power of accessorising a room, and how accessories can bring inspiration in a creative life.

This course goes beyond the basics of interior design to equip you to create your own style for living creatively.

You'll learn:

  • where to find interior design inspiration
  • find your creative voice
  • how to combine colours
  • creating moodboards
  • using patterns and textures in your designs

The course includes:

  • 4 on-demand video lesson - presented by Tricia Guild
  • lifetime access to the videos, notes and interactive class
  • flexible classes - join and learn when and where you like
  • downloadable lesson notes
  • practical interior design projects (with tutor feedback available)
  • access on your mobile, PC, Mac or laptop
  • small interactive online classroom - chat online to students from around the world and share your creative ideas

Time to complete the interior design course:

Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 12 hours 30 minutes to complete including:

  • Video lessons: 1 hour 50 minutes minutes in total
  • Course notes: 10 minutes per lesson
  • Your interior design projects: at least 2 hours per lesson
  • Interactive classroom time: 15 minutes per lesson
  • Tutor feedback review (Expert level): 15 minutes per lesson

You'll need:

  • A3 / A2 piece of card for your moodboard (or use the Designers Guild online moodboard)
  • photographs, fabric samples, paint colours to create your boards

Ready to get started?

To join the class add the interior design course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Tricia and Designers' Guild Design Studio on your projects and questions.

Every course can be sent as an instant gift - tick "This is a gift" at the checkout.

Any questions? Contact us by clicking on the orange speech symbol - we'd love to hear from you.

CPD Accreditation

Course activity has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office (CPDSO). The course equates to 12 hours, 30 minutes of CPD learning.
The CPD Standards Office. CPD Provider: 50276.

Course outline

  • Finding your creative voice

    In this introductory lesson, Tricia will tell the fascinating story of how her single shop on London’s King’s Road became a global brand and lifestyle arbiter – shaping the way we view colour, texture, and pattern in our homes.

    She will explain her philosophy, her belief that the interiors we inhabit and the things we surround ourselves with, have a profound effect on our well-being and happiness.

    Tricia talks about her influences and mentors, describing her own journey through style and taste across time and place.

    Tricia will then introduce and explain the concept of the moodboard and its centrality to her creative approach and how this simple but effective technique can be used in your own life in many ways – from designing a room, laying a table, arranging your belongings etc.

  • Colour & Texture

    Tricia starts the lesson with a dynamic tour of the King's Road Designers Guild shop, explaining her inspiration and how she has used different colours where and why.

    Illustrated with a trove of archive imagery and film, Tricia talks about her use of colour using different projects which showcase key colour combinations from bright, neutral, classical, monochrome. She assesses why they work and potential pitfalls along the way.

    Tricia will then go into depth on her use of colour, building a moodboard to illustrate her creative process and showing students how they can create their own room and what they need to consider when doing so.

  • Pattern & Form

    Pattern adds life and spirit - choosing the patterns you love – are you geometric, floral or abstract

    Form – surfaces and shape – curvy or straight?

    This lesson begins as Tricia explains important ways in which she has used pattern, the inspiration, why she did so and what she was trying to achieve.

    Sitting down for another student-mentor conversation, Tricia again takes students through different projects she has worked on, which she feels are valuable in explaining pattern. Again, these examples will be richly illustrated so students can best understand what she describes.

    Tricia will then select a room where pattern plays a significant role in her design. She will create a moodboard to illustrate her creative process and show students how they can create their own.

  • Bringing it all together

    In this lesson, Tricia shares her way of living a creative life - tips and ideas that will enrich the everyday – seasonal changes mark the shift in the seasons and refresh your space.

    Light a candle at meals, a few stems in a well-chosen vase, add rugs and warmer textures in the autumn and take them away in the spring.

    Change your collection of pictures and hang them in a different way.

    Tricia will show how a selection of well-chosen accessories can quickly update and enrich the way you live.

I would recommend this to someone wanting a glimpse into other artists processes and how they get to their final completed works.


Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option


    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Tricia Guild & Designers Guild Studio

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 4 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 4 assignments marked by Tricia Guild & Designers Guild Studio
    • Certificate of completion and CPD hours
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • 4 course assignments
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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Meet Tricia Guild & Designers Guild Studio

Tricia Guild & Designers Guild Studio - Art & Design
Tricia Guild O.B.E is the creative force of Designers Guild and has been at the forefront of interior design since starting the company in the early 1970s.

Internationally renowned for her passion for colour, pattern and texture as well as her signature lifestyle brand and books, Tricia Guild has been setting the pace with her dynamic and innovative collections, instantly recognisable for her unique and contemporary style.

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Awards & Accreditations

  • Royal Horticultural Society - Approved Centre 2023-2024
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year