Composition and Styling for Interior Design

A course by Sean Scherer , Designer, Content Creator, and Antique Dealer

Designer, Content Creator, and Antique Dealer. Franklin, United States.
Joined November 2021

Learn how to balance color, texture, and form by curating a small group of decorative objects as a personal styling statement in your room of choice

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to balance color, texture, and form by curating a small group of decorative objects as a personal styling statement in your room of choice

A course by Sean Scherer

In interior design, a vignette is the composition and styling of a central furniture piece and accompanying decorative objects to create a statement ensemble. Designer and antique dealer Sean Schererm likes to combine color, symmetry, and inspiration from other cultures in his vignettes. Both his work and store, Kabinett & Krammer, have been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Country Home, and The Sunday Times UK.

In this online course, learn the design principles that help you style and compose a truly original vignette. Learn how to source and curate each furnishing and decorative object to express your unique taste. Ready to add a “wow factor” to your home?

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What will you learn in this online course?

10 lessons & 20 downloads

What Is a Vignette?
11 minutes, 18 seconds
The Room and the Wall
4 minutes, 46 seconds
Acquiring Pieces
7 minutes, 49 seconds
Wall Elements
15 minutes, 19 seconds
The Tablescape
15 minutes, 40 seconds
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  • 1376 students
  • 10 lessons (1h 42m)
  • 20 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Curate and style a statement composition featuring a main piece of furniture and accompanying decorative elements for a room of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in improving their living space through decorative vignettes.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience or materials are necessary.

In the second unit, Sean covers how to find antique or vintage items, or even existing ones at home, which you can get during or after the course.


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Sean Scherer

A course by Sean Scherer

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Designer, Content Creator, and Antique Dealer

Sean Scherer studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His paintings have been shown throughout North America and Europe. In 2002, he moved to the Catskills, New York, where he opened his store, Kabinett & Kammer, a contemporary curiosity shop of antiques, natural wonders, and art. His art and design work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Country Home, and The Sunday Times UK, among other publications. For over 15 years, Sean taught art and design at the State University of New York at Oneonta, until retiring from the profession in 2020.
That same year, Sean published his first book Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors. The book details ten years of his work, and is a guide to interior styling. Sean’s interiors feature antique display cabinets, lost treasures, 19th-century maps, ferns in cast-iron planters, vintage collages, and more. Each page is a lesson on color and texture, focal points, and room size.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Furniture Basics

    • What Is a Vignette?
    • The Room and the Wall
    • Acquiring Pieces
  • U3

    Building the Vignette

    • The Main Furniture Piece and the Side Pieces
    • Wall Elements
    • The Tablescape
  • U4

    Finishing the Vignette

    • Variations and Seasons
    • Documenting the Vignette
  • FP

    Final project

    • Composition and Styling for Interior Design

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Composition and Styling for Interior Design. Architecture, and Spaces course by Sean Scherer

Composition and Styling for Interior Design

A course by Sean Scherer
Designer, Content Creator, and Antique Dealer. Franklin, United States.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1376 students