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Vintage Style Interiors - Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    This course is designed for lovers of vintage and retro styling who are looking for a way to express themselves in their interiors and also gain an understanding of the design styles and lifestyles of the 20th century. This is a perfect course for you if you have already completed the ‘Introduction to Interior Design’, or if you are completely new to the subject and have a passion for all things vintage!

    Through a series of demonstrations, lectures and practical projects, you will discover how to use vintage/retro styling and up-cycling to suit you and your home. The course will look at designing a space in both the pre-war style and the post-war style. This course will give you plenty of time and opportunity to look at areas of vintage and retro styling and the chance to put together a design for an interior space of your choice. It will also cover the practical aspects of up-cycling vintage style items for your home.

    The areas covered will include: What is vintage? – Looking at the timelines and styles that define vintage colours and how textiles and furniture differ from decade to decade in the 20th century. Who were the key designers and makers of 1920s to 1980s, including art deco and mid century modern design. Looking at the austerity of the war years; the use of utility clothing and furniture; rationing and the ideas of make do and mend and keep calm and carry on! How the revolution in music, style and design from the 1950s to the 1970s influenced fashion in interiors. Keeping it green – recycling/up-cycling pre loved items to make them look good again. How to use vintage items, in modern spaces, for an eclectic feel Websites, flea markets, vintage fairs – how to recognise and source those special items.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements other than motivation and imagination.


    Autumn Term

    • Tuesday 8th Oct – 10th Dec 2013

    Class size
    Maximum 16 students

    Course code

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