Last week I led a one-day short course for KLC School of Design on 'Interior Styling for Beginners'. We had a full complement of 19 attendees, and over the day we covered a variety of topics: the role of the stylist, determining a brief, how to create mood, display and the low-down on great props to use. We finished off with a whistle-top look at being on location for a shoot.
What I love about teaching such courses is the generous inter-action with attendees - we had the chance to look at some of their own styling worries at home, and hopefully we collectively came up with some helpful solutions. My own secret weapon when it comes to styling? A great selection of black and white photos - they have myriad uses - and a vast library of vases!