For over 30 years Judith Molyneux has been practising interior design and teaching interior design courses in and around Perth or online via correspondence. I love the creative possibilities of today’s architecture, and the challenges it presents. And I believe the demand for the services of people like me is expanding and will continue to expand for the foreseeable future. If you think you have within you the makings of an interior designer, I’d like to tell you a little more about why I believe the future is so bright, to share my vision of that future with you. And I’ll show you how you can participate in that future through my interior design courses – made all the more affordable by my easy payment terms.
The time was, not so long ago, when there were only so many ways a home interior could be designed. Architectural styles tended to be quite uniform, and, outside of the homes of the very rich, the only distinguishing features of interior design related to the socio-economic stratum to which the occupants belonged.
All that has changed. Today, architecture is far more eclectic, leading to an almost infinite variety of interior configurations. Today’s buildings have to meet far greater standards of energy efficiency than their counterparts of the past. And old buildings are being renovated with modern criteria in mind, radically altering their interior composition behind a preserved façade.
These changes in the way we house ourselves and our businesses are here to stay, and they have important implications for anyone, like me, who is passionate about interior design and decoration. Because, the more variety there is in the configuration of habitable spaces, the more demand there is for professional designers to exploit them in the creation of unique, beautiful and commodious living and working environments. So I hope you can see why I tell the graduates of my interior design and decoration courses that their future, particularly in a young, growing conurbation like Perth, is bright. This wealth of opportunity comes with a burden of responsibility, though. Precisely because today’s architecture is so varied, interior design based on formulaic solutions simply doesn’t make the grade any more. Practitioners need to have a far more fundamental understanding of light, space, colour and energy use than their counterparts a generation or so ago. My interior design and decoration courses, conducted in the Perth suburb of Bicton, teach these principles from the ground up, and with the benefit of my three decades’ experience as a practising interior designer.
Courses offered are as follows:
- Interior Decorating Correspondence Course
A 20-week interior design course online covering the underlying principles of decoration, and teaching the professional skills needed to put them into practice. Correspondence students may elect to participate in the Advanced Workshop, held at my Harris St., Bicton suite.
- Home Interior Décor and Design
Whereas the contact element of the Interior Decorating Correspondence Course is optional, this course embodies both contact and non-contact weeks, and covers such skills as design of and materials used in cabinetry, lighting, and the business practices of specifying and ordering.
- Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces
An advanced course which tackles the skills required to handle domestic services such as water and power, together with the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and production of working drawings.
- Short Home Décor Course
This ½ day per week course has been developed specifically for the home decorator, renovator or new home purchaser. The course focuses on room design, home colour, soft furnishings, home and garden accessories.
To make it easier for my students to realise their interior design ambitions, I offer discounts for full payment prior commencement, term payments for credit card users, and deep discounts for couples registering together