INTERIOR DESIGN.

August 29th, 2017

The course I took.

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I’ve talked about my Interior Design studies and how much I’ve enjoyed the course I took before: I’ve posted about it on here since the very beginning, and gave some updates on my channel.

I came across The Interior Design Institute last summer, and got my diploma in January, but recently they reached out to me and offered to give away a free course for one of you, marzipans!

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It’s an online course, which allows you to study at your own pace, and once you join it, you are paired with a teacher that helps you through it by giving you book suggestions, tips, and grades your assignments.

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There are 12 Modules to complete, all incredibly well structured, and at the end of each, you get to put to the test your newly acquired knowledge and skills.

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In the beginning, you get to study the basics and history of Interior Design, to then put it into practise by following a renovation project for a client, that carries through as you move forward with each chapter.

When I came across this course, last summer, I knew I wanted to start studying a new subject, but I didn’t know how much I was going to enjoy it, and how useful I would find it. Since graduating, I believe that I’ve developed a much clearer sense of design, when it comes to my own renovation projects and decor; I understand the process of creating an harmonious and balanced environment, and I’m able to appreciate different styles, knowing how they developed over time.

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I’ve since been able to start my own projects; in fact, in the past, I had redone my bathroom, and left every decision to a designer: both Felix and I were quite underwhelmed with the results achieved – as we weren’t able to express what we really wanted and the look we were going for – so when it came to the kitchen, after studying Interior Design, I was able to follow the entire process and make all the decisions directly.

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My point is that, even if you are not thinking of doing this as a full-time career, having the knowledge is very helpful, if you have an interest in this subjects. It can save time and money, stimulate your creativity, and help you create the best space for yourself.

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—————EDIT.

Alright! It’s been exactly 48 hours since I posted this, and now the winner has been selected.

Because this was such an important giveaway, with 700 entries and only one winner, I wanted for the selecting process to be as clear and honest as possible, so I’m sharing what I did: I asked Twitter.

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As I said, there were 700 comments, which get divided every 50 into a new page, which means 14 pages. I asked you to pick a number at random, and I’ve took the first reply. That gave me page 8.

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Then I did the same with the 50 comments in that page, and the first reply was 28.

After going through the comments, and checking multiple times (I counted spam comments as just 1, and didn’t consider the ones only writing #IDstudent as the rules said you had to specify why you wanted to enter the giveaway), here is the winning comment:

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CONGRATS ANA!

Thank you all for showing so much interest in this giveaway, I’m sorry that only one person could win, but I’m hoping that I will be able to do something similar for you in the future.

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You can check out the course over HERE and you can also take a look @theinteriordesigninsitute on Instagram for some inspiration.

I’m so happy to be collaborating with them to bring you this cool opportunity, so I really wanna thank The Interior Design Institute for doing this.

Marzia.

718 thoughts on “INTERIOR DESIGN.

  1. Kristen Kimble

    Hello, Marzia!
    Greetings from a little town in Pennsylvania, U.S!:)
    My sisters and I have always loved to save and watch your videos together whenever we had the chance. Even have Skype dates to watch the videos together since we live so far away from each other and we just love you enough to feel like you’re a friend of ours!❤️ Happy to see that you’ve succeeded in so much and got your foot in the door in things that you’ve wanted to do! When you announced that you were going to participate in the interior design class, it really sparked my interest in the thought of leaning my path towards that sort of work. Now a recent graduate of high school, I’ve been pressured by my peers and family on what I’m going to do career and school wise, etc. Since my family have always struggled with financial times and money, I’ve always put my dream jobs on the back burner and tried focusing on making money to provide back to my parents for all they’ve done, so I haven’t really put too much thought into what I actually wanted to do. It would mean the world to receive this amazing gift, although I know I’m most definitely not the most deserving. So many people on here are just as important as any and it would make me happy to just see that someone who deserves this gets it. I should point out to you, not to get anyone in trouble, that I’ve noticed some people have copied and pasted their own comments and reposting to get the upper hand. That is just too mean and unfair to the people who are actually giving others a chance. Anyways I’ll leave my comment here so you don’t have to read a novel! Thank you so much for everything you do!!
    ( ˙꒳​˙)♥︎

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  2. Emi

    I’ve been pondering what to do with my life lately. I just finished studying economics, but it definetely not my passion. I have been pondering what to do with my life lately. I read about interior design and honestly sounds great! I would like to become a #IDIstudent

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  3. Kristen Kimble

    #IDIstudent

    note that I forgot to add he hashtag but noticed I couldn’t delete my comment and do it again:( hope this counts!

    Hello, Marzia!
    Greetings from a little town in Pennsylvania, U.S!:)
    My sisters and I have always loved to save and watch your videos together whenever we had the chance. Even have Skype dates to watch the videos together since we live so far away from each other and we just love you enough to feel like you’re a friend of ours!❤️ Happy to see that you’ve succeeded in so much and got your foot in the door in things that you’ve wanted to do! When you announced that you were going to participate in the interior design class, it really sparked my interest in the thought of leaning my path towards that sort of work. Now a recent graduate of high school, I’ve been pressured by my peers and family on what I’m going to do career and school wise, etc. Since my family have always struggled with financial times and money, I’ve always put my dream jobs on the back burner and tried focusing on making money to provide back to my parents for all they’ve done, so I haven’t really put too much thought into what I actually wanted to do. It would mean the world to receive this amazing gift, although I know I’m most definitely not the most deserving. So many people on here are just as important as any and it would make me happy to just see that someone who deserves this gets it. I should point out to you, not to get anyone in trouble, that I’ve noticed some people have copied and pasted their own comments and reposting to get the upper hand. That is just too mean and unfair to the people who are actually giving others a chance. Anyways I’ll leave my comment here so you don’t have to read a novel! Thank you so much for everything you do!!
    ( ˙꒳​˙)♥︎

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pooja Aggarwal

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia, I am a doctor but I am really passionate about learning new things, I am currently learning Japanese, and I would love to learn Interior Designing as well if you give me such a great oppurtunity.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mary Towle

    Hey Marzia, during this course did you feel you used a tablet a lot rather than a laptop? I was thinking for purchasing one before I began the course to be more mobile, but not if its hard to access on a tablet. Thanks LOVE YOU

    Liked by 1 person

  6. missmarylou1998

    #IDIstudent

    Hey Marzia, I’ve loved art forever and in every form, yet interior design recently has seemed like a good path for me! I just finished a gap year after I graduated high school. My first plan was to go into real estate, which I’m still considering yet with inspiration from you and the books you’ve talked about before I found a hidden passion for design. Some of the books you shown in videos before I read, then branched off into more interior design books and became so interesting in becoming a combo of a real estate agent and interior designer, because if I know how to help someone design the inside of a house and can also help them find the perfect empty house to turn into their dream home.

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  7. Nastya

    Dear Marzia! I really liked this bullet journal on the first photo, and I could not find anything similar on the Internet.
    (ノ_<、)
    Please say its name, it's very, VERY beautiful.
    (Sorry, English is not my native language)

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  8. Ellena Lehmann

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia

    I stay in the in the garden route area of South Africa.
    I have been a chef and renovated houses for a living for a long time but the interior has been may dream!
    I am the one everyone phone and ask how to do something, what color to use (you would probably know out of your own experience.)
    I would love to do my passion as a profession and actually get income from my advise.
    I would love to know how to put together a mood board etc etc.
    I thought I will give it a go as I downloaded the course so many times and never really had the finances to do it!!!

    Good luck everyone
    Ellena Lehmann xx
    Mossel Bay South Africa

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  9. Colleen MacLeod

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia, I’ve always had a draw towards design projects and am incredibly excited that you’re offering this opportunity!
    I really enjoy creating mood boards and picking out certain designs that speak to me, as well as being aesthetically pleasing.
    I live in California, near the Oregon border far away from any schools that offer classes beyond high school so this would be a really great way for me to get started as a fresh graduate.
    I hope to hear from you soon, and thank you again for offering this!
    Colleen

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  10. Yareli Martinez

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia!!
    I would love to be able to have this opportunity because interior design has always been a big interest for me and my mom! Unfortunately my mom is unable to go to school but it is something she’s always loved and has instilled in me! It’s definitely something her and I have always been into and she has always told me to pursue this as a career! Obviously money is a challenge though, and even if I don’t win this I know it will be something I will pursue the moment I’m able to finanacialy. This is such a wonderful opportunity and who ever the winner might be congratulations! This is truly an amazing opportunity Marzia! Thank you! 💕

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  11. szanpan001

    #IDIstudent

    Cara Marzia,

    I’m Sylvia I live in Hungary. I have always loved renovations, interior related projects and currently trying to do my own as I’ve decided to fully renovate my flat this summer ( this is still in the process I’m full of boxes :)) It would be huge for me to win this course because I love interior design, all aspects on how you can play with colors and change a room with it almost totally and how to gain space while still being able to tastefully arrange everything in a room.
    I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your posts here and on youtube too, I do love Japan and love the relaxed athmosphere of your blogs and vlogs.
    I also grab the change to send my regards to everyone over here, as I’m not a big commenter but I see a great community over here 🙂
    Ciao e buona giornata

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  12. callmeriina

    Hi Marzia! Greetings here from Ph 🙂 I just want you to know that I am already into vlogging and I subscribed to your channel already :0 Hoping for a sub back!

    RR26 Adventures is our YT Channel 🙂

    Thanks and Godbless!

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  13. Katrina Dy

    Marzia! You’ve always impressed me with your dedication and eye for design. I know this might be trivial to almost everyone else in the world, but I’m fretting about trying to find an aesthetic for my dorm room. Thanks!

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  14. Justcoldasice

    #IDIstudent
    I have always studied arts at school and college but I am sadly unable to continue this into university as I can not afford it and my parents refuse to help me with costs so this course would give me the ability to continue studying what I love!!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Jessica

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia,

    This is a beautiful chance for someone here! I would love to join this course and get some experience in this part of designing. Myself I did a course for Graphic design yet I sadly can’t find any work with it and nobody thinks it is worth something sadly. Maybe I get more lucky haha 🙂

    Goodluck to everyone!

    Greetings

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  16. Celina

    I’ve been wanting to beban interior designer for a while now. Unfurtenately, here in my country Uruguay, this carreer is not afordable , thats why I’ve posponed it and studied aechutecture instead. But I really want yo study design, like so badly!!! I would be soooo grateful if I get this opportunity. Sorry for bad english. Love you Marzia, you inspire me! 💕
    #IDIstudent

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  17. ashcoloured

    #IDIstudent

    This is such an amazing opportunity you’re providing :). I am a freelance illustrator, always curious of learning new ways to create, so this course would be a great experience.

    Good luck to everyone ^.^

    Have a nice day ***

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Lucía Verónica Salvatierra Del Rosario

    Ni Marzia
    I would love to be and #IDIstudent because I have already study architecture and this would complement that field.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Michela

    #IDIstudent

    Hi Marzia,
    I’m the kind of person who tries not to let go of opportunities whenever I see them, so here I am. I alway enjoyed art and design so, when I moved to my first little flat, it was such a fun experience to try and decorate it and make it feel like home, especially because I moved to a new country and I didn’t know anyone yet. Anyway, this passion didn’t start that day, I always played The Sims and one of my favourite things has always been creating and decorating the house. Sometimes I only play it so I can decorate my sims’ home.
    I also wanted to thank you for the amazing opportunity and tell you that I love your channel; your videos are so relaxing and beautiful, I always watch them after a stressful day and they really help me 🙂

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  20. Daniela

    Dear Marzia,
    First of all, nice to meet you ^_^ I’m a 22 yo girl currently studying Economics. Well, studying is a big word for me- maybe just enrolled it’s better. These years haven’t been the best for me, since i’ve developped anxiety and depression and i can’t really concentrate on almost anything.. I always feel useless and worthless and i’m not sure if economics is the right path for me but i don’t have the guts to change my mind for good.
    What i know is that i’ve always been passionate about everything that is aesthetic, such as art, fashion, design. And for this reason I would really like to be considered to be choose as an #IDIstudent . It could really be a chance to put myself back in the game and feel like a normal person. Thank you very much for this beautiful opportunity, and thank you for your videos, they really help me stay relaxed.. it’s like entering in a small little world made just for marzipans.
    Have a nice day 🙂 :*

    Daniela

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  21. ZSÓFIA SZABÓ

    #IDIstudent

    Dear Marzia,

    I’m studying Architecture in Hungary. I would love to try out Interior Design Institute’s course because in Hungary there is no possibility to study Interior Design directly at University (it hasn’t got a separate cousre for it yet). Online course is much better for me. I always want to be participate in online Interior Design Cousre.
    (It’s just a plus that you have already done this course 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity! Have a nice day!

    Zsófi

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Hannah Martinson

    #IDIstudent

    From a young age I have loved organising and created different spaces in my bedroom. For my 16th birthday I got to redecorate my room and I went crazy, notebooks about colour swatches, the best way to make the space look lighter and brighter, furniture that would give me the most out of my space and what colours would pop against the main wall colour. I collect colour swatches and books about home decor and am always scarp booking them together to imagine what my dream house would be. I’m actually thinking of doing an interior design course next year after having a break and doing a bit of traveling, I’m 19 and am trying to gain as much knowledge as I can and after doing fashion and textiles in college foundation art am even looking into courses on how to cover your own furniture to make them pop and the different fabrics that would work xx

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  23. monikaageljic

    #IDIstudent

    I can’t describe how happy I am now. Thank you so much for giving me a chance and hope for this. I’ve always been into interior design. I’m in high school now but after I definitly want to stud something related to interior design. When you studied it I always loved reading about your assigments and I remember when you were in LA in one of your vlogs you explained what you’re doing and I loved it so much. I think I’m the right person for this but in my country there are now courses about that and the online ones are just to expensive for me and my family. Anyway if I don’t win it I am still very gratefull of what you are doing for us and giving us the chance to follow our dreams. Thank you! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Denisa N

    #IDIstudent

    I would love to take this course.

    I love everything that is art related and it would be awesome to learn more stuff about interior design and being able to create beautiful spaces.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Jessica Lefrancois

    #IDIstudent

    Hi! I’ve never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. I’m the kind of person that always wants to do different things and learn about a lot of different subjects. I was always drawn to art for as long as I can remember, and I can listen to interior design videos on youtube for hours.

    I just love to decor every room, and for every special occasions we have here in Canada. I think this course could help me achieve my vision and really express myself!

    I’m happy that you enjoyed it, especially since you are redoing your whole flat. Hope you’ll be able to achieve all you want for it !

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  26. Nikki Cabrales

    Hey Marzia,
    I think this is an awesome opportunity for someone to achieve their goals of interior design. I personally would like to become an #IDIstudent because I have had a love for art in the sense of décor since I was young, and now that I am in college and heading towards my main goal of becoming an elementary school teacher I would also like to pursue my desire for interior design. I have always had a knack for decorating and would like to explore this more in depth. It would be an amazing experience and much appreciated, especially since the stereotype of college kids being poor is very real at the moment so I cant exactly afford another course added into my line of courses.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Ana:)

    Dear Marzia,

    Firstly, I can’t believe I actually won the prize!! But, nobody contacted me (I left only my e-mail info) and I’m not sure what to do now, or how to get into contact with you or The Interior Design Institute. So please if you could let me know what I am I supposed to do next. I hope you see this.

    Thank you very much for everything ❤

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  28. Alex.

    Hey Marzia, I love your videos! This comment may actually be relevant or repetitive and I’m only twelve and soon enough , I may start a blog but maybe when I grow older… so my question is that, how do I accomplish my goals in near future because I would love to have a wonderful life like you also, an aspiring Interior designer!!!! I have also watched your videos for soon many years as well. Much love! 🙂 🙂

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  29. Alex.

    Hey Marzia, I love your videos! This comment may actually be repetitive and I’m only twelve and soon enough , I may start a blog but maybe when I grow older… so my question is that, how do I accomplish my goals in near future because I would love to have a wonderful life like you also, an aspiring Interior designer!!!! I have also watched your videos for soo many years as well. Much love! 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  30. creativeonlinecom

    Hey Marzia,
    I’m a really big fan of yours. Watching your videos in which you talked about interior design and seeing how amazing your style is, I started researching this career path for myself. I am still only 16, but I am really into interior design and decor. I aspire to be as stylish and graceful as you are. I am still new to this blogging thing, but it will mean the world to me if you checked out my blog! If don’t want I totally understand- I don’t want you to think that I am needy for attention. I just want you to know that you inspired me to take the risk and actually put myself out there, but still be somewhat in my comfort zone. Thank you! I will always support you no matter what!
    http://www.creativeonlinecom.wordpress.com

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Magdiel Blair

    Hi Marzia –

    Will you guys be doing another course give-away soon? Does the institute ever award this course to students who maybe dont have the resources to make this opportunity happen?

    Liked by 1 person

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