I love teaching. I knew I always wanted to be a teacher, but I quickly realized as an undergraduate in college that I did not want to teach children. The desire to teach stayed with me and when I did my masters in English I was one class shy from a teaching certificate. Yet, I never ended up teaching at school or university.
Instead I took an untraditional path and started talking about and teaching what I love, which is design.
I had a class last week and the people I met were so delightful, which always makes class fun. I find it interesting that people bring pictures of their spaces and they usually do not match who they are as a person.
It's a delight to teach them the basics of design so they can make their home functional, beautiful and a reflection of who they are.
I've been teaching my Interior Design 101 class for over a year now and I have learned so much from the people who have come through my doors.
Here is what I tell students:
- Go slow. Trying to design a space can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just have to step back and take it slow.
- Hone your ability to figure out what you love. For me this just happens, but I've come to realize that some people don't know what they like immediately.
- Don't buy everything immediately. You don't have to buy the matching set and you can take your time to find the pieces that suit you.
- Save your money in order to buy items that are high quality and will last.
- Have fun, play, travel and find inspiration from the world around you.
My January and February Interior Design 101 classes are sold out, but there are still a few spots available in March. If you are lost or simply interested in learning more about design and getting inspiration to revamp your space, then this is the class for you.
I hope to see you there! Oh, I forgot to mention it's BYOB, which makes it a great girl's night out, date night, or way to meet new and interesting people!