Pecanne offers self-enrichment online workshops


Pecanne is an interior design studio situated in Cape Town and is waving their magic design wand worldwide.  Pecannes  home styling is simply beautiful and has featured on Top Billing and recently on the Home Channel 176.

Owner, Carol Pretorius, who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her business has recently launched an online interior design workshop

Carol says, “The course is designed to inspire and guide anyone needing assistance with an interior design project.  The course may also be used as a launch pad for someone wanting to start their own interior design business or who simply wants to enhance their knowledge and skills for great interior décor.”

PLEASE NOTE: Nothing was added and no costs were involved in the renovations pictured.

The course runs over six weeks and covers six modules namely; Why Design, Design and Decorating, Scan your Space, Colour and Finishes, Accessories and Furniture, Complete and Complacent.

“Each module takes a week to complete.  We start with the theory in an online meeting and then students are given a week to investigate and select items for their visual and spatial layouts. These are then submitted to me.  I review each submission and provide feedback and advice,” says Carol.   

Pecanne interior design course breakdown

The first module is all about time and budgets and how the design changes envisaged would affect the home and family members.  The space to be altered is assessed to determine if it just needs an enhancement or if alterations to the structure need to be made too.  

Carol says that the second module determines what the needs are and why the space has to be altered, enhanced or revamped.  They also look at what can be physically changed and what can’t be altered because of structural or budgetary constraints.

“We then move onto the third module where the space has to be planned.  We ask the questions; ‘what goes with what and what stays and what goes’.  We look at the size and dimensions of windows, doors and cupboards.  We also assess the lighting, flooring, cornice, ceiling, finishes, acoustics, wall finishes and then some!” adds Carol. 

The fourth module looks at what colours and finishes, styles and quality of products have been selected for the walls, floors and ceilings.  Decisions are also made on lighting and accessories, wet work required and new electrical fittings and features that would allow for complete usage of the said space.

Decisions on furniture and fittings are encompassed in module five.  Carol says that any old favourite pieces of furniture are reserved and assessed for placement, size and usage.  The module concludes with the correlation of the selected pieces.

Finally, in module six, once all the ground work has been completed in the other five modules, the design is completed using photographs and other visual aids as well as descriptions and the layout are submitted for vetting and discussion.

This is a fun and educational course with conclusive outcomes.  The course costs R5 000 and is well worth the spend.

To find out more or book your place email  or call Carol on +27 (0) 78 592 7932 or visit them online today.


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