Create your perfect home.

Rita Konig’s Ultimate Guide to Interior Design.
Learn to decorate your home like a professional.

About the course.
Internationally renowned interior designer Rita Konig teaches her first-ever online class. The course breaks down the techniques and materials she uses, so you can be inspired and apply them to your own projects.
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36 video lessons.

You’ll spend over six hours with Rita, broken down into 10 to 15 minute episodes, giving you a real depth of design knowledge. You’ll learn her methods directly from her London studio.

Exclusive content.

Filmed across two of Rita’s recent personal projects and four of her favourite suppliers, the course gives unprecedented access to one of the finest interior designers working today. Learn how Rita puts designs together as she walks through real projects, room-by-room.

Downloadable guide.

Rita’s favourite suppliers, materials and design dictums are listed in a series of downloadable workbooks, so what you’ve learnt on the course stays with you.
About Rita Konig.

Rita’s effortless style has made her one of today’s most sought after interior designers, with her writing and work a staple of Vogue, The New York Times, House & Garden and The Wall Street Journal. She is an expert at bringing refined, relaxed comfort to a home, and is passionate about sharing her expertise and empowering people to decorate and design their homes themselves.

LESSON PLAN

01

Meet Rita

Rita welcomes you to the course and explains that no matter what stage of life you’re at, knowing the processes and techniques of interior design can help you make a beautiful home. She also reveals her thoughts on tables, lamps & chairs, and why they’re key to any design.

02

Finding your Style Part 1

Rita helps you develop confidence by revealing how pieces of your history and childhood inform you, giving you foundations upon which to build your taste.

03

The Buying Guide Part I: The Auction House

Rita takes you to Tennant’s Auction House in Yorkshire and shows you how to spot the pieces that are right for your home.

04

Finding your Style Part II

Rita continues to draw out your personal style.

05

The Design Process

Rita breaks down the process she uses, step-by-step, starting by asking a crucial question: how do you want to live?

06

Working with Budgets

Through structuring her ‘budget and purse’ approach, Rita explains how you can squeeze the most out of your budget, as well as how a restricted budget can actually make for a more comfortable room. A downloadable template for Rita’s room-by- room method is also attached.

07

North Farm Walkthrough Part I

Rita takes you through how the four-poster room at North Farm came together.

08

Laying Out Your Rooms

Look deeper into how your rooms function as Rita takes you to her design studio for phase one of her design process: layout. In this lesson, she shows you how a good lay out is the key to creating a more comfortable living environment.

09

Laying Out Your Rooms: A Demonstration

Rita shows us how she lays out a room in real time.

10

Planning for Electrics

Following the right process can help you get the electrics in a project right first time. Rita explains the lessons she’s learnt by showing you how to draw your own electrical plan.

11

The Buying Guide Part II: The Tile and Stone Specialist

Stone and tiles are a big ticket item in your designs. Rita takes you to Lapicida, a stone specialist and explains how she often gets maximum impact with budgets by using ceramic tiles, as well as when it’s best to go ahead and use the real thing.

12

Pulling Colours Together

In this next phase of the process, Rita walks you through drawing a colour palette together, advises how to get options up on your walls without creating confusion, and helps you consider the flow of colours throughout your house.

13

Working with Paint

From years of experience Rita explains how to get best out of your decorators, from keeping a paint schedule to spotting a roller or brush finish.

14

Working with Fabrics

By breaking down the various different types of fabric Rita teaches you how to use texture in your designs. She also reveals a few of her go-to fabrics.

15

North Farm Walkthrough Part II: The Schumacher Room

Rita shows us the results of accepting the ‘Schumacher challenge’!

16

Colour Schemes: A Demonstration

Discover how to put a scheme together in this demonstration, with Rita designing a room in real time.

17

Colour Schemes: Rita’s Sitting Room

Rita’s country house in County Durham – North Farm – has been featured in Elle, The Times and The Independent. In this lesson Rita explains exactly how she arrived at the scheme for the sitting room. The workbook for this lesson contains a list of paints, fabrics and materials used in each room of the project.  

18

The Buying Guide Part III: The Homeware Shop

Rita visits Daylesford, one of her preferred homeware shops and teaches how to pull the best pieces from their collection.

19

The Kitchen Part I

Your kitchen is a room, and should feel warm and soulful. Rita breaks down the lessons she’s learnt: layout, storage, mixing surfaces and heights, the perfect banquette and why islands aren’t always such a good idea. She also goes through her kitchen at North Farm.

20

The Kitchen Part II

In this lesson Rita goes through her London kitchen, and reveals the best places to save money when designing a kitchen.

21

The Bathroom

Bathrooms can easily become sanitised and utilitarian spaces. In this lesson Rita explains why she often uses wood, standalone furniture and vintage pieces to soften the bathroom, and then gives a tip on which materials work best for tongue-and- groove.

22

North Farm Walkthrough Part III: The Bathroom

Rita takes you through one of the bathrooms at North Farm, decision-by-decision.

23

Lighting

By keeping her lighting simple Rita emphasises mood rather than design. In this lesson she reveals why lamps and lampshades are still the most pleasing source of light, as well as why pendant lights require real attention.

24

Flooring & Rugs

Suzanis, dhurries, flat weaves, berbers: Rita demystifies the world of rugs in this lesson and takes you through her go-to finishes for flooring.

25

The Sitting Room

The sitting room is all about comfort, and in this lesson Rita teaches you how to bring comfort and luxury to your designs by following a few simple rules: have different levels of seating and light, layer the room’s furniture and always ensure there’s a table close to each seat.

26

Wall Finishes & Coverings

Rita runs through how she works with wallpaper and other specialist finishes, while reminding you that the walls, though important, are the back drop to the main event.

27

The Buying Guide Part IV: The Luxury Shop

Rita takes you to one of her favourite boutique shops – Cutter Brooks – and explains that even if you can’t afford anything it’s always worth visiting to get inspiration.

28

Upholstery

Rita explains the technicalities of getting your upholstery right: percentage fill of cushions, ratio of feather to down, upholstering vs recovering, and how to buy a really good quality second-hand sofa that can then be re-covered.

29

Picture Hanging & Framing

Hanging pictures is all about scale and finding the right wall. Rita runs you through the various different techniques she uses for laying out her pictures, and explains how the best layout will mean your favourite picture isn’t always in the most obvious place.

30

Curtains & Blinds

Curtains and blinds add real finish to a room, and Rita breaks down how she chooses fabrics and linings that finishes the room and hang well together.

31

China

For Rita, china and glass is an exciting way to add layers to a design. In this lesson she advises the best way to build a collection, as well as why buying good second hand china is a wise addition to your collection.

32

The Bedroom

Beds should be the core of a home: Rita encourages you to prioritise making your bed beautiful and comfortable, and reminds you that ‘when someone comes to stay they’re not going to remember the colour of the walls, they’re going to remember how comfortable they were.’

33

North Farm Walkthrough Part IV: The Guest Bedroom

Beds should be the core of a home: Rita encourages you to prioritise making your bed beautiful and comfortable, and reminds you that ‘when someone comes to stay they’re not going to remember the colour of the walls, they’re going to remember how comfortable they were.’

34

The Laundry Room

Rita breaks down what makes a great laundry room.

35

The Spaces in-Between

Rita reveals the opportunities presented by hallways, passages, landings and corridors, as well as her favourite methods of shelving.

36

Final Words & Summary

Rita wraps up by explaining that waiting for your house to be finished misses the point that decorating and design is an ongoing process.

10

Planning for Electrics

Following the right process can help you get the electrics in a project right first time. Rita explains the lessons she’s learnt by showing you how to draw your own electrical plan.

11

The Buying Guide Part II: The Tile and Stone Specialist

Stone and tiles are a big ticket item in your designs. Rita takes you to Lapicida, a stone specialist and explains how she often gets maximum impact with budgets by using ceramic tiles, as well as when it’s best to go ahead and use the real thing.

12

Pulling Colours Together

In this next phase of the process, Rita walks you through drawing a colour palette together, advises how to get options up on your walls without creating confusion, and helps you consider the flow of colours throughout your house.

13

Working with Paint

From years of experience Rita explains how to get best out of your decorators, from keeping a paint schedule to spotting a roller or brush finish.

14

Working with Fabrics

By breaking down the various different types of fabric Rita teaches you how to use texture in your designs. She also reveals a few of her go-to fabrics.

15

North Farm Walkthrough Part II: The Schumacher Room

Rita shows us the results of accepting the ‘Schumacher challenge’!

16

Colour Schemes: A Demonstration

Discover how to put a scheme together in this demonstration, with Rita designing a room in real time.

17

Colour Schemes: Rita’s Sitting Room

Rita’s country house in County Durham – North Farm – has been featured in Elle, The Times and The Independent. In this lesson Rita explains exactly how she arrived at the scheme for the sitting room. The workbook for this lesson contains a list of paints, fabrics and materials used in each room of the project.

18

The Buying Guide Part III: The Homeware Shop

Rita visits Daylesford, one of her preferred homeware shops and teaches how to pull the best pieces from their collection.

19

The Kitchen Part I

Your kitchen is a room, and should feel warm and soulful. Rita breaks down the lessons she’s learnt: layout, storage, mixing surfaces and heights, the perfect banquette and why islands aren’t always such a good idea. She also goes through her kitchen at North Farm.

20

The Kitchen Part II

In this lesson Rita goes through her London kitchen, and reveals the best places to save money when designing a kitchen.

21

The Bathroom

Bathrooms can easily become sanitised and utilitarian spaces. In this lesson Rita explains why she often uses wood, standalone furniture and vintage pieces to soften the bathroom, and then gives a tip on which materials work best for tongue-and- groove.

22

North Farm Walkthrough Part III: The Bathroom

Rita takes you through one of the bathrooms at North Farm, decision-by-decision.

23

Lighting

By keeping her lighting simple Rita emphasises mood rather than design. In this lesson she reveals why lamps and lampshades are still the most pleasing source of light, as well as why pendant lights require real attention.

24

Flooring & Rugs

Suzanis, dhurries, flat weaves, berbers: Rita demystifies the world of rugs in this lesson and takes you through her go-to finishes for flooring.

25

The Sitting Room

The sitting room is all about comfort, and in this lesson Rita teaches you how to bring comfort and luxury to your designs by following a few simple rules: have different levels of seating and light, layer the room’s furniture and always ensure there’s a table close to each seat.

26

Wall Finishes & Coverings

Rita runs through how she works with wallpaper and other specialist finishes, while reminding you that the walls, though important, are the back drop to the main event.

27

The Buying Guide Part IV: The Luxury Shop

Rita takes you to one of her favourite boutique shops – Cutter Brooks – and explains that even if you can’t afford anything it’s always worth visiting to get inspiration.

28

Upholstery

Rita explains the technicalities of getting your upholstery right: percentage fill of cushions, ratio of feather to down, upholstering vs recovering, and how to buy a really good quality second-hand sofa that can then be re-covered.

29

Picture Hanging & Framing

Hanging pictures is all about scale and finding the right wall. Rita runs you through the various different techniques she uses for laying out her pictures, and explains how the best layout will mean your favourite picture isn’t always in the most obvious place.

30

Curtains & Blinds

Curtains and blinds add real finish to a room, and Rita breaks down how she chooses fabrics and linings that finishes the room and hang well together.

31

China

For Rita, china and glass is an exciting way to add layers to a design. In this lesson she advises the best way to build a collection, as well as why buying good second hand china is a wise addition to your collection.

32

The Bedroom

Beds should be the core of a home: Rita encourages you to prioritise making your bed beautiful and comfortable, and reminds you that ‘when someone comes to stay they’re not going to remember the colour of the walls, they’re going to remember how comfortable they were.’

33

North Farm Walkthrough Part IV: The Guest Bedroom

Beds should be the core of a home: Rita encourages you to prioritise making your bed beautiful and comfortable, and reminds you that ‘when someone comes to stay they’re not going to remember the colour of the walls, they’re going to remember how comfortable they were.’

34

The Laundry Room

Rita breaks down what makes a great laundry room.

35

The Spaces in-Between

Rita reveals the opportunities presented by hallways, passages, landings and corridors, as well as her favourite methods of shelving.

36

Final Words & Summary

Rita wraps up by explaining that waiting for your house to be finished misses the point that decorating and design is an ongoing process.
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“Rita’s course is a fascinating insight into an interior designer’s process that few beyond her clients would ever be able to experience.”

- House & Garden Magazine

“I absolutely love this course! I’ve binged watched and now starting it again just in case I missed something. Thank you Rita for your wonderful advice and teaching. This course has taught me the steps and given me confidence that my choices are solid.”

- Dawn, USA

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course is available now for you to enrol online. It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

Can I order Rita’s course as a gift for someone?

Yes! The best way to do this is to order Rita’s course via the ‘gifting page’ by clicking on the button below and following the simple instructions.

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