If, like me, you like nothing more than pouring over the latest copy of World of Interiors, lusting after the stylish interiors, or spending an afternoon mooching around Graham & Greene, hand in hand with a vivid imagination of your country bolt hole, but are somewhat clueless about how to put it all together, then help is at hand. Having always coveted cable knit quilts from The White Company and Farrow and Ball paint over the latest cigarette pants or this season’s must-have cape. The Susan Llewellyn Academy is a really fantastic place for anyone wanting to dip a tentative toe into interior design. Run by top international interior designer Susan Llewellyn and her partner Sara Corker, who together have over 50 years experience, the academy aims to teach its students all they need to know about the business of interiors.
They provide an array of classes and courses, suitable for both amateurs and professionals, so there really is something for everyone. Based at the Draycott Education Centre, in London’s fashionable Chelsea; they are also appearing at The London Design Festival, where they are offering a FREE and no obligation 30 minute consultations, in which you can discuss all your interior design needs and dilemmas with Susan and Sarah. This all takes place from 17th – 25th September. So to secure your free appointment, please call up 07803 070 204.
In addition to offering courses, Susan also offers trips abroad, a fundamental part of her ethos and critical to her success as an interior designer. The trips show how she takes inspiration from the past, brings it into the present, and onward into the future. Accompany her on one of her cultural tours during and she will share her knowledge and perspective on buildings, art and design.
And just around the corner from the 13th-16th October is a fabulous trip to enchanting Venice an irresistible one-off experience which a member of the Amazing PR team has already booked on. The tours are carefully researched and tailored personally by Susan Llewellyn who plans and leads all the tours, making sure that she brings all the rich history to life. Susan’s insightful observations and experiences will really make this heady Venetian trip an unforgettable one. It will be the story of the buildings with the expertise of an interior designer, a touch of humour and the odd opinion thrown in!
The Venice itinerary is over an action packed 3 day period, which includes many private and special viewings of St Mark’s Basilica, Rubelli Palazzo, Sequso glass factory, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia and La Fenice opera house. Not to mention staying in the renowned and luxurious 5* Hotel Westin Europa & Regina as well as lunches at the stunning Torcello and Osterio al Bacareto and dining at the very famous Harry’s Bar. Have we whetted your appetite yet? If so please see the full details of the Venice Trip: and to book in call 07803 070 204 to ensure you don’t miss out.
The important facts are always covered and if there’s any scandal or gossip associated with either the venue or past inhabitants, you can guarantee you’ll leave knowing all there is to know about it! As the saying goes, “If walls could talk” …