Support

Live seminars and Q&A sessions with Barbara throughout the course

Knowledge

Step-by-step how tos, comprehensive e-guides, tips, tricks and the the secret sauce behind great style.  

Confidence

Own the 'why' behind the smallest details in your creations so you can shop, style and share with confidence.

It’s been a dream of mine for years to share my experiences, lessons and top industry secrets with you! I want to empower you to feel confident in your interior styling decisions, to take away the mystery and confusion around styling, and ultimately to teach you the science behind creating a beautiful home.

 

Turning a house into a home doesn’t need to be overwhelming! Over 6 short weeks, I’m going to guide you through the process I've refined over the last 10 years we use when working on a clients home; from finding your style to learning how to mix and match colour and materials to space planning and shopping for furniture and accessories, so that by the end of the course you will have the tools and knowledge to style your dream home.

 

Whether you are a new homeowner, a renter, a self-proclaimed design amateur or an absolute design buff, this course is for anyone who wants to #behappyathome. 

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So, what's included?

We've jam packed 10 years of experience into six bite size modules. You will be given the all the tools, confidence and skill to tackle any space and transform it into your dream home.

We were lucky to be recommended Make Room! Barbara and team came up with suggestions, pictures and concrete designs. Most importantly, Make Room took away almost all the stress that comes with any renovation, and delivered a well designed, functional and beautiful place where we felt at home right away.

Ben Kranen

Every visitor who came to our house will definitely tell us that they love our house and how it was so nicely done up. I'm secretly loving all the compliments from them. I will not hesitate to recommend my friends and family about Make room. Thank you so so much for making my house looking so great and fabulous!

Peng Yang

The team has been amazing in making my dream home come true! You guys have been super supportive and really put thoughts into how to make it work for me. Huge appreciation to al! :)

Shirely Law

10 years' of happy homes

We've helped 100s of people create beautiful homes 

Create dreamy mood boards with a solid grasp on blending textures, materials and accessories.

No more guessing your shopping decisions and ensure you never waste another cent on furniture that doesn’t suit your home.

Get the most out of any space with kickass floor planing and the confidence to know everything will gel together perfectly.

Become the master of accessories, learn the low cost stylist secrets to reinventing spaces using the smallest of details

Ensure your home is always vogue worthy with insider tips on identify the latest interior trends and delivering them in your space.

Anything is a possibility...

What's inside the Style Lab?

We know you’re itching to get your hands on all the nitty gritty details about what we’re going to be covering over the six week course, so let’s break it down.

 

Over the course of six weeks, you’ll receive a new module every week. You’ll receive downloadable PDF’s (which you can keep forever and ever so that you can always come back it in your own time because, we get it, life gets in the way sometimes) as well as video content from Barbara introducing the weeks topic and sharing her own personal insight into the content we’ll be covering. You’ll have homework each week which needs to be submitted to our super exclusive facebook community where you can get support and advice from your new Style Lab friends and from Barbara, too. At the end of the week, there will be a Facebook Live Q&A session with Barbara to go through any questions or sticky spots you might have met along the way. And don’t worry, we’ll save the live if you aren’t able to make it, because again, life does have a way of getting in the way doesn't it!

 

So what juicy topics will we actually be covering? Check it out:

Module One

Be Happy At  Home

Before we jump in the deep end, it’s time to slow down a little to get to the root of who you are and what your individual, unique and beautiful interior style is. We are going to find out what makes you tick, what you're drawn to, how to translate your personality into a style, how to create a mood board and basically, how to get your vision in your brain onto paper so that we have an aim to work towards.

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The Make Room Little Black Book! Access to all of my favourite sources, suppliers and shops

Never-before-seen breakdowns for our previous styling projects

Insights and tools to help you manage your budget

Insights and tools to help you manage your budget

tons of extra bonus content to keep you inspired and motivated

Got a question?

Where is it?


Style Lab is 100% online! You can do it from anywhere in the world, from your bed or your couch, at any time of the day or night!




I don't have any styling or design experience, can I join?


Yes! We'll be starting from scratch, taking you through the styling journey from A to Z and you don't need any prior experience to join or enjoy the material. Just an open mind and you'll be ready to jump right in!




How long will I be able to access the online course and all the content?


Forever! You'll have lifetime access to all the content on the course and any new information we bring out.




How is the course structured?


Style Lab consists of six online modules where you'll receive a downloadable PDF every Monday for 6 weeks, along with an intro video from Barbara. Every Wednesday you'll have the chance to chat with Barbara for a live seminar, but don't worry if you can't make it every week - all seminars will be saved in the private facebook group for you to catch up on when you have a quiet moment. To get the most out of the course, we recommend you share your homework weekly on the facebook group, where Barbara and the rest of the Style Lab students can help give advice, feedback and positive vibes!




Are there any early bird discounts?


No, BUT the first 10 sign ups will receive an exclusive goodie bag curated by Barbara to inspire your styling journey. PLUS you can download a special sneak peak of the course here for free!




Do I need to have a "project" in mind to do while learning?


Not necessarily, but we do recommend having a space in mind to visualise your new ideas, and to practice those styling skills. It doesn't have to be a whole house, it could be a little nook that you feel needs a little sprucing up.




Can I get some 1-on-1 time with Barbara?


Once a week there will be a live session with Barbara on Facebook. This is your time to ask any burning questions from the previous weeks module or get help in solving your latest styling dilemma. But don't forget, the facebook group will be your 24/7 help hotline where the rest of the Syle Lab crew will be there to help, but Barbara will be active in answering your questions there as well!




How much time per week will I need to dedicate to Style Lab?


It's completely up to you how much you want to get out of this course. We recommend you start with the intro videos - they are short and sweet, and will prepare you for the content in the PDFs. We always think it's best to take your time reading through the modules and working through the small assignments and homework. We definitely suggest you find yourself a cosy nook, grab your laptop, and carve out some "you time" for the modules and homework. And then don't forget to add in another hour on Wednesdays for Barbara's live session on Facebook.




Will I receive a certificate at the end of Style Lab?


We look at styling as a journey - there is no end date! We will teach you the science, the rules, the art, the tricks to successful styling, but it's up to you to make the magic come together!

You won't won't recieve a certificate, as like every artist and stylist, you will be constantly evolving and growing and learning, so think of this as the first step. Style Lab is about getting the creative juices flowing, setting you free to explore, and not holding your hand and making decisions for you. Do this for you, not for a certificate!





... And that's not all

I’m a cherry on top kinda girl, so here are the exclusive extras we're throwing in:

be happy at home

If this gets you excited, you're in the right place.

Our course has been crafted to give you oodles of confidence and all the skill you need to transform any space into your dream home (and have fun whilst doing it)! 

Be happy at home

Community

Become part of the School of Styling private community and get quick feedback on your designs. 

Visuals

Practical and inspiring videos with real life examples to take you through each step of your project

Lifetime Membership

Get lifetime access to new materials, courses and our community of aspirational stylists.

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PRESENTS

Support

Live seminars and Q&A sessions with Barbara throughout the course

Community

Live seminars and Q&A sessions with Barbara throughout the course

Module Two

True Colours

This is called the Style Lab for a reason - there is truly a little bit of science behind the magic, and we’re going to jump right into colour theory for our first science lesson! Colour is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of design so before we can proceed, we’ll make sure you spend some time with the colour wheel, learning about what colours work - or don’t work - together. Whether you’re setting a colour palette for an entire house or a tiny little nook, it is going to be what holds everything together.

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Module Six

Style Guru

So now that you know all the key principles of design and styling, you’re a colour wizard and a spatial planning expert, it’s time to go back to school for one more important element: learning how to spot a trend, and knowing when to invest in a classic piece of furniture. As always, you have to know the rules before you can break them, and this is going to be key to sprinkling some trendy styling accents in any home without it feeling gimmicky.

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Module Five

Road Map

Now this is where it gets good. I’m sharing with you all my secrets, top tips, tricks and even past mistakes to make sure you confidently and successfully transform any space, building off the foundational information of the previous four modules. I’ll teach you everything you need to know about the art behind interior styling - textures, materiality, placement, scale, and proportions.

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Module Four

Cherry on Top

Accessories might be my achilles heel. They are truly the cherry on top, the icing on the cake, the secret ingredient to making any space sing. You might be tempted to spend all of your time and money focusing on the big ticket items like your sofa, bed and dining table, but I will teach you how to choose the right cushion, rug, lamp, homewares and so much more.

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Module Three

Matter of Space

Now that we know our style and have mastered colour theory, next up in space planning. I don’t have many rules, but I never go shopping without having a clear and thoughtful floor plan or grasp on my space planning. Without clear and considered space planning, I guarantee you will be left frustrated with how your home functions and I’m here to make sure you never second guess yourself again - and this all starts with the foundations of your space planning.

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