Residential Design 1


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Residential Design 1


Anam Clark


Residential Design

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Course Description

This course focuses on the fundamentals of designing for residential interiors & introduces students into the interior design field. Throughout the lessons students will develop their skills, enthusiasm and flair for Interior design producing scaled hand drawings and a presentation.


Topic 1

• What is an interior designer

• Introduction to Colour

• Phases of design

• Floor plans  

• Introduction to Scales 1:50 and 1:20

• Introduction to Design Styles

• Activity: Living Room Plan 1:50 and Mood Board

Topic 2

• Interior design consultation & project brief

• Principles of interior design 

• Furniture layout comparisons & living room configurations 

• Ergonomics 

• Activity: Living room furniture layout plan and mood board

Topic 3

• Dining room ergonomics 

• Dining room standard dimensions 

• Dining room ergonomics

• Activity 2: Dining room furniture layout plan and mood board 

Topic 4

• Materials and finishes 

• Types of Fabrics

• Types of Wall Coverings

• Types of Flooring 

• Floor patterns 

Topic 5

• Bedroom standard dimensions 

• Bedroom ergonomics

• Furniture layout comparisons

• Activity: Bedroom furniture layout plan and mood board 

• Standard Dimensions summary 

• Sample & Presentation board 

Topic 6

• End of Course Test – Answers

• Student Project Presentations & Tutor Feedback 


No prior entry requirements needed.


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board

Internship & Work Opportunities

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student's aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice. 


  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- 1500AED

Term 3 Dates

The Term 3 dates are listed below:

• April 12th- May 3rd (every Monday)- In Studio 8:30AM-12:30PM

• April 14th- May 5th (every Wednesday)- In Studio 8:30AM-12:30PM

• April 17th- May 8th (every Saturday)- In Studio 8:30AM-12:30PM

ABU DHABI - Art Central, Al Reem Island Abu Dhabi

• April 25th- May 21st (every Sunday)- In Studio 9AM-1PM

Our Main Teachers

Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.

Price : 2100 AED

Max Availability : 12

Difficulty : Beginner

Location : The Designers' Studio