Design is in the Details: How to Accessorize Like a Pro
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
- 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.
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!
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 five courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen", "How to Design Your Dream Bathroom", and "Everything Small Home Design" 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.
While Interior design is my main career and passion, I also absolutely love to teach others, so I am thrilled to have found Udemy so that I can share that passion and knowledge with others just like you.
Are you a design enthusiast yourself?
Do you wish you could design rooms in your own home that are both beautiful and functional?
Do you wonder how interior designers make it look so effortless?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are my ideal student!
Through my classes, I will show you how many areas of interior design can be broken down into simple-to-use processes and formulas, so that you can be successful in creating beautiful and functional rooms all on your own using an easy, systematic approach.
I’ve been designing and redesigning rooms for as long as I can remember – first for myself, then for friends and family, and finally decided to make it my full-time career. Today, I own my own thriving interior design business called Erikka Dawn Interiors. I primarily work in residential design, but have recently expanded to commercial work as well. I also graduated from the Interior Design program at the New York Institute of Art and Design.
I hope you’ll join me in one or all of my classes, so you too can learn how to create your dream home!