I’m currently studying for my Diploma in Interior Design from klc by distance learning. For my second coursework submission, the first project was a colour matching exercise. We had to take a fabric with 3-5 colours in it; and create a whole room scheme by finding other items that matched the colours within that fabric. This is my board:

colour matching board

colour matching board

It’s a great way to develop a cohesive scheme for a room.

Part of the instruction was to compare colours under different light conditions – I was suprised to see how much difference that made, so a real learning there.

I had an absolutely brilliant time doing this with a friend who is studying the same course. One; I love the Turner Pocock ‘Ibis’ flamingo wallpaper and was quite pleased with my overall scheme, but two; I think I was definitely in what happiness and fulfilment¬†psychologist Csikszentmihalyi describes as ‘a flow’. He argues that true happiness comes from being fully involved in learning and developing our skills to overcome meaningful challenges, and I must say; I agree!

Links:

http://www.turnerpocock.co.uk/

http://www.wishfulthinking.co.uk

http://www.klc.co.uk/