Here’s how you can learn interior design from Gauri Khan
From the bachelor pad of Sidharth Malhotra to the glitzy boutiques of Falguni and Shane Peacock, Gauri Khan has spent more than a decade making the world a little more glamorous. The interior designer and entrepreneur has come a long way from what began as an experiment in redesigning his Mumbai home, Mannat, to launching his own design studio in 2014, creating a line of furniture that has was presented at the Maison des Objets in Paris, and the house decoration collaborations with international designers such as Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren. “I think learning is a process that has always intrigued me and helped me stay ahead of the game in this industry,” she tells us in a phone call.
Khan is now excited to share some of her expertise – and perhaps some industry secrets – with a recently launched interior design course on The Designer’s Class. Founded by Samarth Bajaj, the online learning platform offers fashion and design masterclasses from industry stalwarts such as Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Rhea Kapoor, Masaba and celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri. “We were very particular about the people we brought on board – they had to be stalwarts in the industry and who better than Gauri Khan to teach interior design?” Bajaj beams.
Along with a module on interior design basics, Gauri Khan’s masterclass series also includes modules on residential design, corporate design, retail and lighting. The latter receives a special mention from the designer whose project signatures include sparkling chandeliers, rich color palettes, sumptuous materials and an innate understanding that there is a fine line between luxury and ostentation. “I look forward to the module which educates students on the use of sustainable practices in interior design,” she adds.
Each module is self-paced and available on demand for up to one year after purchase. You can sign up for the whole package or choose one you like. The course includes both video tutorials and assignments. “The biggest misconception is that interior design is expensive and it takes a high budget to make a place look great,” says Khan. No prior art or design experience is required, she emphasizes, explaining that she hopes to give students of all ages a holistic understanding of the industry so they can use this knowledge to “advance their inspiration in realistic interior design projects”.
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