Interior Design Launchpad

learn How to design your home using the professional interior designers’ step-by-step method. Get the professional look without the “designer” price tag.

Interior Designer, Sarah Pickard

Interior Designer, Sarah Pickard

I created this course because I’ve discovered that people want the look and feel of a room that’s been professionally interior designed. But they don’t want to pay the designer price tag.

I totally understand. You want to be proud of your home. You want to look forward to coming back to your space at the end of the day. And you want to share your home with friends and family.

You’ve always enjoyed decorating and you might just have a flair for transforming a room from drab to fab.

I’ll walk you through the method that interior designers use to create gorgeous rooms for their clients. I’ll break the method down into simple, manageable steps that you’ll follow.

At the end of the course you’ll have an amazing design for your perfect room!


The course is now open for enrolment! Click the button below to head to the school enrolment page.


What will we be covering in the course each week?

This is a six week course, with one module per week. There are videos for you to watch and learn the theory. Workbooks and resources will guide you through the weekly challenges where you’ll put the theory into practice.

We’ll get together in a private Facebook group that I’ve set up especially for the course. You can share your work with fellow students, ask questions and get to know each other.

Professional input

Each week I’ll hold two “Office Hours” sessions where I’ll address any queries you might have. These interactive sessions are your chance to get live feedback from a professional interior designer (that’s me!) on your design ideas and your weekly challenge work.

I’ll be holding your hand every step of the way, making sure you get the best possible design at the end of the course.

It’ll be hard work, a little bit challenging and a whole lot of fun!


During the six weeks, you’ll learn:

  • The right way to measure up a room for interior design
  • Drawing a scale floor plan
  • How to carry out a room survey
  • How to make the best of what you already have
  • Collecting inspiration for your dream interior
  • Curating images to create a stylish scheme
  • How to put together a professional looking mood board
  • Devising a room layout that flows and works for your lifestyle
  • Using light to enhance your space
  • Simple techniques for drawing interiors
  • Use of colour in interior design
  • Setting the mood and style of your scheme
  • Patterns – mixing, matching, blending
  • Choose flooring for your room
  • Select the right furniture for your design
  • Picking all your finishes – wallpaper, paints, fabrics and other materials
  • Accessorising to maximum effect
  • Putting together a sample board
  • Compile a budget for your interior project
  • Presenting your design to friends and family
  • Tips for a successful build

You’ll have the confidence to design your entire home room-by-room, and get the very best outcome for your hard-earned home make over budget

Are you ready to:

>        Develop your own style?

>        Finally sort your home out – letting you get on with the rest of your life?

>        Create a haven from the stresses and strains of everyday life?

>        Improve your design skills?

>        Embrace your creative side?

>        Indulge in a new hobby?

>        Join a community of like-minded creative people also working on their design skills?

>        Buddy up with other students working on similar projects?

>        Share your new-found design skills with friends and family?

Your interior design instructor

Hi, I’m Sarah. I’ve been a professional interior designer for seven years, and I’ve been designing rooms for much longer than that! Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved playing with room layouts, colours, textures, patterns and materials.

I hold a Masters degree and Bachelors degree in design and was in-house Senior Designer for an interior design consultancy before setting up my own business in 2012. Since then I’ve helped over 50 happy clients with their design conundrums (you can check out some of my testimonials here).

I get great satisfaction from knowing that my clients will have a better quality of life in their newly designed rooms. It’s so much fun coming up with creative ideas for interiors, and I can’t wait to share that with you in this course.


What equipment will I need?

All you’ll need to get started is:

  • Notebook / sketchbook and pen / pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • A device you can view the web-based course on, and use for collecting inspiration from the internet (phone / tablet / computer)
  • An enthusiastic frame of mind!


Do I need any previous interior design experience?

No. The course is suitable for beginners (such as first time home owners who have never re-decorated their home) as well as more experienced students who may have re-decorated a few homes and want to learn how the professionals approach design projects.


How much time do I need to commit to the course?

Completing the Interior Design Launchpad will take you approximately two to four hours per week for six weeks. There will be 30-60 minutes’ tuition each week followed by challenges for you to tackle. Everyone works at a different pace but the weekly challenges will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.


What if I get stuck?

Don’t worry, help is at hand! The private Interior Design Launchpad Facebook group is available 24 hours a day for you to seek help and support from your fellow students. I’ll be dropping in the regularly to answer any questions you might have. I’ll also be holding “Office Hours” twice a week where you can ask me questions directly. I’m available throughout the duration of the course to make sure you get the very best results by the end of the six weeks.


Do you have a refund policy?

Absolutely. If you aren’t happy with the course content within the first 7 days, I will be happy to give a full 100% refund of your course fee. I’m confident that you’ll get the results you want out of the course but if doesn’t work out for you simply get in touch with me to request a refund. Please be aware that the course does require commitment and input from students – you’ll need to put the work in to get results out. If you ask for a refund I will need to see evidence that you have completed the work, engaged with me through the office hours or Facebook group and worked through the course materials.

course now open for enrolment! Early bird offer available!

The course will start on Wednesday 16th August and runs for 6 weeks.

As a "thank you" for signing up early I'm offering an early bird discount for to students who enrol before midnight on Wednesday 9th August. Click on the button below to secure your place now.