WORKSHOPS: from september 2019, book a bespoke workshop for groups of 2-8 people
register your interest HERE
Q: Who are the workshops aimed at?
A: my typical client
~ Busy people who need a hand bringing their designs to reality. My past clients at Heliotrope have been professional women or busy housewives and mums who have a renovation or building project looming large and need another pair of hands.
~ I help to sift through her interiors ideas and bring these to life in her home. It’s a partnership and our relationship is based on a mutual understanding of her style. She can trust in my ability to translate that style on time and on budget.
Q: what happens in a workshop?
A: learn design tools and apply them to your own home
~ Workshops recreate that partnership in small groups. Construction being a slightly male dominated environment building projects can seem a slightly one dimensional environment for clients and designers to live in for more than a few months.
~ A combination of 10 or 15 minute mini-lectures on specific aspects of design and hands-on practical exercises. In between these I make the tea while clients begin to get inspired and make design decisions with 1:1 help as and when necessary.
WHAT YOU WILL COME AWAY WITH
- armfuls of notes on how to design and personalise your home
& hands on exercises
(as listed below)
- a bag of samples from the colour lirary (heliotrope's samples shed)
- 1 year membership of the colour library
new confidence and skills to design your home in your unique style - & some useful contacts
3 hour (Morning)
including coffee and cakes
in Broad Chalke
(£60 pp incl vat)
3 hour (afternoon)
incliding tea and cakes
in broad chalke
(£60pp incl vat)
Bespoke all day workshop (6 hours)
including a sandwich or sushi lunch
(£100pp incl vat)
Working out and getting what want from your property
Focus on function & form; design brief exercise; plans; schedule of works exercise; which professionals to engage & when.
Working out which style direction to take
Looking at trends and styles; inspiration exercise; mood and sample boards; budget considerations & sourcing.
Design Tools & Tips
Working with what you already have - style and design solutions
Using light, space and colour to design a base; moodboards, sampleboards and plans exercise.
Wellbeing At Home
Fusing together practicality, wellbeing and aesthetics
Green theory and eco-chic - trends and what's here to stay; wellbeing in practice - smart technology, low VOCs etc.