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About the course

Interiors expert, journalist and author Kate Watson-Smyth – best known as the creator of the UK’s No1 interiors blog MadAboutTheHouse.com – shares her expert knowledge in creating a home that works for you, your family and your budget. This down-to-earth, practical guide will help you tackle all the rooms in your home, encouraging you to express yourself through design no matter how big or small the project might be. Watch over 25 video lessons where you’ll go shopping with Kate, discover her sources of inspiration, understand step-by-step how to maximise your space, and learn from her wealth of design experience. Discover how to navigate all aspects of an interior design project; from the questions you need to ask before you start, to getting the most out of a compact bathroom and planning the perfect kitchen — all whilst staying within budget or rental constraints. So whether you are tackling a renovation, wanting to refresh or adapt your existing space or just looking to develop your personal design style, this course will equip you with all the skills you need to make your home a place you love.

Video lessons

You’ll spend over five hours with Kate, broken down into 10-15 minute lessons, giving you a real depth of knowledge, advice and ideas.

Exclusive content

Kate’s tips, ideas and design dictums are listed in a series of downloadable workbooks, so what you’ve learnt on the course stays with you.

Learn at any pace

With no fixed start date or time, you’re able to watch Kate’s course at your own pace – on any device.

About Kate Watson-Smyth

Kate Watson-Smyth is an award-winning design journalist and author of the best-selling Mad About The House book series. She has spent the last 20 years writing extensively on interiors and design for publications including the Financial Times, The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph. Her home has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Elle Decoration and Livingetc, and her acclaimed website, MadAboutTheHouse.com, is officially voted the UK’s No1 interiors blog.

Lesson Plan
Meet Kate

Kate welcomes you to the course, explaining her journey into interior design journalism and her number one British interior design blog MadAboutTheHouse.com. She outlines how you can create attainable, yet beautiful interiors and pushes you to think more critically about how your home operates.

Where to start

​​Starting a new project can feel like a daunting task. The first step to getting to know your home is asking yourself the right questions. Kate shows you where to begin and how to do so.

Where to find inspiration

Inspiration really is everywhere. From your wardrobe to your favourite restaurant’s loo. Kate empowers you to go out and get inspired and get decisive with your colour and pattern decisions.

Finding inspiration: the boutique hotels

Kate visits The Artist Residence hotel in Pimlico, London, showing you how boutique hotels can be a great source of inspiration for your home decor.

Finding inspiration: the department store

Getting outside and experiencing spaces with your own eyes is important when renovating your house. Taking you on a tour of Liberty in London, Kate explores different departments and explains how the design choices can be applied in your own home.

Finding inspiration: the clothes store

Clothing stores can be a great source of inspiration. Kate takes you to Anthropologie and discusses how clothing stores can provide inspiration for your home and can help you choose colours, shapes, and patterns.

Kate’s mantra

Kate explains her decorating mantra and how you can use it to bring dimension and intrigue into your house.

Finding your red thread

A home isn’t designed in isolation. You should have a cohesive design throughout your home. Kate empowers you to find your own red thread in this lesson.

Are your rooms in the right place?

Your rooms don’t need to be in the same places they were when you bought your home. In this lesson, Kate gets you to challenge your existing floorplan and make your home work for you.

When does this course start and finish?

Kate Watson-Smyth’s online course is not currently live. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified once Kate’s course is available to pre-order on the 1st of September 2021. 

How long do I have access for?

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.

How do I watch the course?

You can watch the course on our online platform available through your browser, or if you’re on your phone or tablet by downloading our app – called Teachable. 

Can I take the course if I don’t live in the UK?

Yes – our courses are available internationally. 

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are unsatisfied with the course for any reason, contact us within 30 days of purchase on the email below or via the contact form and we will give you a full refund.

Can I order Kate's course as a gift for someone?

Yes! You can buy Kate’s course as a gift on our gifting page.