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Interior Design Roundup May 2018

Welcome from the Head of The Home Design School

Kate Hatherell Interior Designer

Welcome to our very first edition of The Home Design School's monthly round up of interior design industry news. 

Each month I will be bringing you the latest news from the industry, as well as sharing key calendar dates for industry events, and of course, all the news from The Home Design School.

If you'd like us to feature a story, drop us an email to

Kate x

Industry News


Unless you've had your head buried in the sand, you will know that this month saw the new data protection regulations come into force. GDPR emails were dropping into our inboxes as everyone scurried in a frenzied panic to make sure that the big bad wolf at the ICO wasn't going to come knocking at our doors with a £20 million fine. As if. Luckily I had some more sensible advice on hand for anyone who runs a small interior design business. Check it out here.

Clerkenwell Design Week

The end of May saw the annual Clerkenwell Design Week taking place in London, for the ninth year running. Clerkenwell has more creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else in the world, and each year, Clerkenwell throws opens its doors to welcome in visitors from the interior design industry across the globe, with pop-up installations, displays and workshops.

We weren't able to attend ourselves this year (boo!) but you can read all about it by those who were there: here and here.

Elle Decor Publishes Its 'A' List

This month, Elle Decor magazine published it's 'A' List of Interior Designers from around the world. Click here to see who's made it onto the list.

In The Home Design School's Membership...

New trainings have been added to the membership vault this month, including step-by-step instructions on how to set up your own interior design website. 

Our members have been working on fine-tuning their styling skills, and learning how to capture their work by taking professional looking photographs. 

We've also seen several members getting to grip with setting up their own websites and social media platforms. I'm so proud of everything our members are achieving!

If you're interested in joining the membership, click here to find out more.

Calendar Dates

June 2018 

1st-30th: London Festival of Architecture

16-17th: Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Glasgow

20th: House & Garden Festival, Olympia, London

30th- 1st July: Home Building & Renovating Show, Surrey

July 2018

10-12th: Solex (the Summer Outdoor Living exhibition), Birmingham

15-17th: Manchester Furniture Show

September 2018

2-5th: Autumn Fair, Birmingham

9-11th: Top Drawer, London

15th-23rd: London Design Festival

16th: London Interior Show

16-17th: Scotland's Trade Fair

16-19th: Decorex

19th-22nd: 100% Design

20-23rd: London Design Fair

21-23rd: Homebuilding & Renovating Show, London

20-23rd: Design Junction, London

October 2018

1st-7th October: PAD London

10th-14th: Grand Designs Live, Birmingham

November 2018

21st- 25th: Ideal Home Show Christmas, London

In the

This month saw the launch of our Level 3 Certificate in Interior Design Skills, and I've been delighted at the quality of the work already being sent in for marking.

Our first cohort is underway, learning about how interior design has changed over the ages, and creating their very first design boards. 

I'm so proud of how hard everyone is working and what you are all achieving. That qualification inches nearer!

Next month we move on to look at the interior design process, and learning how to master the client consultation. 

If you'd like to find out more about studying with us, click here to find out about our fully accredited UK qualifications.

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