The Interior Design Academy
507 Eastpoint Tower
180 Ocean Road
(PO Box 1141)
Edgecliff NSW 2027
I won the 2020 Houzz service award based on the wonderful testimonials and feedback from clients.
Since graduating, I have been concentrating on refurbishing my small business – 6 accommodation units and the restaurant which opens to the public.
My interior design business, Divine Design Homescapes, is now operating and I work in conjunction with builders, trades, architects, retail, real estate companies and also corporate and private styling events.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the content supplied each week and researching for the assignments, as it allowed me to expand into new areas I hadn’t worked in before.
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course and it’s the best study decision I’ve ever made. The course covered everything I was hoping for and more; from colour schemes, plans and ecofriendly designs. It was easy to follow and there was no pressure.
My passion lies in helping people transform their homes. Time and time again I have referred to my course assignments and tutorials to help me in my business – especially in terms of engagement and how to charge a client.
Since completing the course last year, I have successfully set up my own business Primrose Interiors and am on my way to producing a lovely little portfolio of work from several homes in the region.
The Interior Design Academy has helped turn my dream of being a qualified Interior Designer and owning my own business into a reality.
I would highly recommend this course, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the industry for years. You never stop learning.
To compare it, I have studied at Harvard, yet I feel this course better prepared me for real life, on the job experience.
Don’t be put off thinking you need a degree. A lot of interior design thinkers are not compatible with the lecture hall environment of study [but] this course is a great alternative, as long as you are willing to put in the hard yards.
I was commissioned to fit-out a display home for my first job! All the skills and knowledge I had just acquired came into play which gave me the confidence to believe in my decisions and just go for it!
After spending some 20 years in sales and marketing and always having a flair for interiors and styling, I decided that I needed to pursue my passion...
I love working as an interior stylist, and without the knowledge from this interior design course, it would have never been possible.
As a result of studying this course, I am much more comfortable selecting cabinetry colours and wall colour choices for our homeowners.
I have gone on to assist hundreds of clients over the years to create beautiful interior and exterior designs for their homes.
Confidence is the first step in starting any journey. The Professional Interior Design Course on offer by The Interior Design Academy was the first pivotal step I took to embark on my career in the interior design industry.
I am now using my skills and knowledge to run a styling blog on my website, <a href="https://life-styled-tasmania.com.au/">Life-Styled - Tasmania.</a>
I have now been working in the industry 9 months and can you believe it? I have now been promoted to Head Interior Designer!
My favourite thing about my job is seeing my clients’ faces light up once we have completed the changes. I once had a client who turned to me and said, “I think I no longer want to sell” after seeing her home set up for the photo shoot.
The writer William Stegner once said, “Talent can’t be taught, but it can be awakened”. This is what The Interior Design Academy’s Professional Interior Design Course gave me.
I was even able to conduct work for two clients while still completing my studies and felt, even at that stage, the confidence to take on all required duties.
Completing my studies with The Interior Design Academy has given me such confidence and a great sense of satisfaction. I have already made a name for myself and now that I am a qualified professional interior designer I can get my business going.
Being employed in an area that I am passionate about and waking up excited to ‘go to work’, is an amazing sensation.
I would thoroughly recommend The Professional Interior Design Course to anyone wanting to extend themselves. It does not matter what age you are, you can do this course because the help and support are always at hand. If I can do it, anyone can.
The biggest plus for me with this course was the flexibility of distance learning. This interior design course is well written and very up to date. I really appreciated my tutor’s feedback and that support was important to the whole learning process.
If I needed help with anything, the Academy was just an email or a phone call away. The team promptly attended to my queries on the few occasions I had extra questions and were friendly and always willing to help!
I had always wanted to be in the interior design space however, I thought it would be more lucrative to be trained as a graphic designer. After many years in corporate life, I needed to do something for me. I decided The Professional Interior Design Course offered by The Interior Design Academy wrapped up the theory and processes in the areas I wanted training and delivered a course in a flexible format that suited my full-time employment and home commitments.
After searching the Internet and reading about the various correspondence courses on offer, I discovered The Interior Design Academy’s Professional Interior Design Course. I felt that it was the one for me.
I would recommend the Academy time and time again to anyone looking to break into interior design as a solid foundation of all knowledge required!
The money I have earned from my interior design business has well and truly paid for my course fees. I love having my own business, “Inspirational Interiors”
With the knowledge I have gained, I now know that I can be a success and run my own consulting business. I have already completed a number of projects to the satisfaction of clients who also said they would refer my services to others seeking advice with their design or decoration problems.
I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a new career path in design and decorating as it was thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.
My dream is to be the boss of my own company and manage a brilliant, thriving interior design business. I am definitely on the right path after completing The Professional Interior Design Course.
The course overall was realistic and very practical. It really had given me exactly what I wanted and needed: the sufficient knowledge and confidence leading to the successful opening on a design business. In fact, it has given me a lot more!
I discovered my focus for future work in the field of interior design … designing for clients with particular health needs or those who desire to live in a chemical free environment.
As a teenager I used to love rearranging my bedroom and sketching different designs… As time moved on the passion remained and I decided to do some research, that is when I found The Professional Interior Design Course with the Interior Design Academy.
My tutor, Simon Savage, was available at any time needed, providing me with decisive encouragement and advice.. I can truly say he was my lifeline!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this interior design course to anyone. Whether a beginner or someone looking to refine their skills in interior design, this course can help you!
Living in a country town I would not have had the opportunity to study interior design, let alone have a career, were it not for the convenience of the correspondence course.
I recommend this course to people of any age. The course is interesting, down to earth and suitable for those who have no prior experience in design to those who are already in the business.
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