Design is in the Details: How to Accessorize Like a Pro
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Design is in the Details: How to Accessorize Like a Pro

Take your interior design from good to great by focusing on the details
4.5 (1,524 ratings)
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9,496 students enrolled
Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Use 5 key accessories to take any room from good to great
  • Stylishly decorate a variety of surfaces in your home, including a console table, coffee table, fireplace mantel and bookcase.
  • Use pillows to stylishly decorate a sofa and a bed
  • Mix metal finishes effectively in any room of your home
  • Mix wood finishes effectively in any room of your home
  • Match the right paint colors to your wood tones
  • Articulate the various moldings that can be used to elevate the design of your home
  • Select moldings (types and sizes) that are best suited to your home
Requirements
  • Students should have some paper and a pen or pencil ready for the activities.
  • Students should come ready to engage themselves fully in a fun-filled training on accessorizing and other design details.
Description

Have you ever wondered what makes a room look so much more polished and pulled together than other rooms?

Have you struggled to find the right paint color that coordinates with the different wood finishes in your home?

Have you ever wondered how interior designers make coffee tables, console tables, fireplace mantels, and bookcases look so beautifully decorated?  

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, then this is the class for you!  "Design is in the Details" is a class devoted to the main details that make up beautiful room design, including accessorizing, mixing wood and metal finishes, and moldings.  

Please be aware that this course only covers the topics of accessorizing, mixing wood and metal finishes, and different types of room molding.  It does not provide information on how to pull together a room (e.g., furniture layouts, rug sizes, etc.).  That information can be found in my course "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps"

In this class we will cover the following main topics:

  • 5 key accessories that every room should have

  • The importance of accessories

  • My 7 golden rules for accessorizing

  • Learn how to beautifully decorate console tables, coffee tables, fireplace mantels, bookcases, and dining tables

  • Learn how to hang artwork the right way

  • Learn how to mix different metal finishes with ease, including the kitchen and the bathroom

  • Learn how to mix different wood finishes like a pro, including which paint colors look best with different wood finishes

  • Learn how to use moldings to transform your home, including crown molding, baseboard, window and door casing, chair rail, panel molding, and picture frame molding

Throughout the class, you will also be provided with practical exercises to help you immediately apply what you've learned in each section.  

This is a great beginner's course for those who are interested in learning more about the details that designers use to elevate the overall design of a space.  This could also be a great class for interior design students or professionals who are new to the field.  

Join me for a fun, action-packed class on interior design details!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required).  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.


  • Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is a great beginner course for anyone interested in taking their home's design to the next level through accessorizing, mixing metal and wood finishes and the application of various moldings.
  • This course could also be a great supplemental educational course for interior design students or those new to the interior design field.
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:45:38
+ Welcome and Introduction
4 lectures 18:33

This lecture will give you a detailed overview of what will be covered in this course.

Preview 04:50

In this lecture, I will show you how 5 simple accessories can take a room from frumpy to fabulous! Join me now for this quick tutorial.

5 Key Accessories Every Room Should Have
06:52
+ Use Accessories to Take your Room to the Next Level!
11 lectures 01:20:20

What are home accessories anyway?  Many definitions abound, so in this lecture, you will learn what I consider to be true accessories, which are the jewelry of a room.

Accessories Defined – What are They Anyway?
03:14

In this lecture, you will learn exactly why accessories are so important to a room's overall interior design.

The Importance of Accessories in Your Home
03:46

Do you want to know how interior designers are able to style surfaces so beautifully and seemingly so effortlessly?  In this lecture, I will share with you the common, easy-to-use techniques that you can use in your own home to create the same type of beautiful vignettes.

My 7 Golden Rules for Accessorizing
07:02

In this short tutorial, learn 3 different approaches to stylishly decorate a console table.  

Preview 10:23
This is your opportunity to practice exactly what you learned about how to beautifully decorate a console table.
Decorate your own Console Table!
1 question

In this short tutorial, learn 3 different approaches to stylishly decorate 3 different types of coffee tables - specifically, rectangular, square, and round coffee tables.  

Decorate a Coffee Table
08:35
Use this opportunity to practice exactly what you learned about how to beautifully decorate your coffee table.
Decorate your own Coffee Table!
1 question

In this short tutorial, learn 3 different approaches to stylishly decorate mantels for both formal and casual rooms. 

Decorate a Fireplace Mantel
04:45
Put your newfound knowledge to work to stylishly decorate your own fireplace mantel.
Decorate your own Fireplace Mantel!
1 question

In this short tutorial, learn 5 different techniques to stylishly decorate a bookcase.  

Decorate a Bookcase
13:54
Practice what you've learned to create your own beautifully styled bookcase.
Decorate your own Bookcase!
1 question

In this lecture, learn how to stylishly decorate any shape dining table for both formal and informal styled rooms.

Decorate a Dining Table
09:03
Practice what you've learned to create your own beautifully styled dining table.
Decorate your own Dining Table!
1 question

In this lecture, you will learn how to artfully and easily arrange pillows on your sofa and bed.

Decorate with Pillows
05:14

In this lecture, learn how to hang artwork the right way, see examples of artwork hung incorrectly, and learn when to consider leaving your walls free of artwork.

Hang Artwork the Right Way
12:00

In this lecture, I will share with you my go-to retail stores for sourcing great looking accessories for your home.

Where to Buy Great Accessories for Your Home
02:24
+ Mix Metal Finishes with Ease!
3 lectures 17:25

Do you find yourself confused when it comes to mixing metals in your home?  Not sure you can pull it off without it looking mismatched or chaotic?  Not to worry!  In this lecture, you will learn easy-to-follow guidelines that will help you to mix metal finishes with ease!

Learn the Guidelines to Mixing Metal Finishes in Your Home
08:07

If you've ever wanted to mix metals in your kitchen but have been hesitant to do so because you don't want to get it wrong, this lecture will show you exactly how to do this so it will look fabulous!

Preview 05:59

Learn how to add interest and dimension to your bathrooms with some easy-to-use formulas for how to beautifully mix metals in the bathroom.

Preview 03:19
+ Mix Wood Finishes Like a Pro!
3 lectures 18:27

Mixing wood finishes in a room well can definitely be challenging. .  . if you don't know the secrets on how to do it properly.  In this lecture, learn the techniques that we designers use to get this right every time.

Learn the Guidelines to Mixing Wood Finishes in Your Home
05:35

In this lecture, you will learn 3 easy techniques to help you to identify a wood's undertone - one of the keys to mixing wood finishes together well.

Identify your Wood's Undertone
05:39

Do you find yourself confused trying to find the perfect paint color to coordinate with the wood finishes in your home?  Don't fret, in this lecture, you will learn some great paint color/wood combinations for your home.

Match the Right Paint Colors to your Wood Tones
07:13
+ Use Molding to Transform your Home!
4 lectures 29:03

In this lecture, you will learn the key points that you will need to help you select the right crown molding and baseboard for your home.

Use the Right Crown Molding and Baseboard for your Home
12:12

In this lecture, you will learn the key points that you will need to help you select the right door and window for your home.

Use Door and Window Casing to add Character to your Walls
05:24

In this lecture, learn how chair rail and panel molding can really elevate the overall design of your home.

Use Chair Rail and Panel Molding to Elevate the Design of your Room
08:09

In this quick lecture, learn why picture rail molding can be a great choice for some homes, and how to install it properly.

Use Picture Rail Molding to Add Charm to your Space
03:18
Based on what you just learned in this section, take this opportunity to practice deciding what moldings would work best in a specific type of room.
Let's Practice Adding Molding to a Room!
3 questions
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:48

Now's your chance to test your memory of the major points you learned in this class not already covered by one of the assignments.  Good luck!  I'm sure you'll do great.

Final Quiz: Do You Remember How to Take Your Interior Design from Good to Great?
8 questions
Final Conclusion: Thank You for Learning How Details Make Great Interior Design
00:59
Bonus Lecture - Do You Love Interior Design?
00:49