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Writing About Interiors, Style and Design

Because it's what's on the inside that counts.

Dream of appearing in a home/design magazine? Write for one and create unique stories that speak style to your readers. More detail

Upcoming course dates

StartsNew date to be announced

Location Sydney
Ground Floor
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

WhenWednesday EVENING classes
(once a week for two weeks)


Presenter Nigel Bartlett

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Course description

Are you excited by homes and interior design?

  •     Do you love magazines like Home Beautiful, Belle, and House & Garden?
  •     Would you love to write about amazing homes and stylish people and gorgeous accessories?
  •     Do luxury bathrooms send you to heaven?

If so, you may enjoy writing about interiors and style …

Maybe you’re fascinated by paint finishes, lighting, colour schemes and renovation. Perhaps you have a passion for architecture and the “greats” of furniture design. Or you could be a stylist or interior designer who’d like to write about your chosen profession for magazines, newspapers or websites.

This course in Writing About Interiors, Style and Design is ideal for you if you have a love of all things home-related and want to translate that enthusiasm into words.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  •     How to understand the market for home and interior design articles.
  •     The most common types of article that magazines wants.
  •     How you can find properties, feature ideas and contacts.
  •     Tips and rules for writing about homes and interior design.
  •     How much technical knowledge and jargon you need to know.
  •     How to find an unusual angle.
  •     What editors of interior magazines are looking for.
  •     How to get the best out of an interview with an architect or builder.
  •     Common problems you’ll encounter and mistakes you should avoid.
  •     And MUCH more.

The aim of the course is to help you structure your design-related articles and avoid the pitfalls that beset many writers. You may have already completed Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 and Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 2, or you may be someone who is keen to write about this field and doesn’t know where to start.

Your presenters

  • Nigel Bartlett

    Nigel Bartlett, Sydney

    Nigel Bartlett is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines. He has... View Profile

Graduate testimonials

  • "I enjoyed the inside information Nigel was able to bring to the course. He was optimistic and made us believe we could be interiors writers without too many barriers. I liked his straightforward and non-ego driven approach."

    - Carmel Sullivan

    "Nigel's personal insights were really valuable and interesting. I particularly appreciated that he had asked people he knows in the right positions (i.e. magazine editors) to provide their dos and don'ts. Nigel is engaging and interesting."

    - Nicola Duncan

    "This course was excellent. Nigel showed a keen interest in sharing his knowledge. It's the best short writing course I have been on and wasted no time in presenting the right information for getting your work published."

    - Phillip Brook

    "The course gave practical information about becoming a freelancer in the field of interiors and inside information about what magazines want, and the do's and don'ts. Nigel was informative, and able to impart personal and professional knowledge effectively."

    - Megan Macpherson