Interior Design Student To Deck Out 2014 Charity House

27 Jun 2014

Student Melissa Cameron has just landed a 'scoop'. Her Interior Design project was chosen to become the official interior of the 2014 Waiariki Charity House. Yes - before she even graduates, she will have a house outfitted in her style. We asked her how that felt.

"Really proud. Having that experience of seeing my product in a house that somebody is going to purchase - it's huge." says Melissa,

The judges thought Melissa's design was well thought out, understood the brief, with a warm and neutral colour scheme that would work well with potential buyers at the upcoming auction.

Citing that the project tested their time-management skills, the Certificate in Interior Design student is looking forward to "getting amongst it" and seeing her work come alive.

Her advice for others out there interested in interiors? "If they are thinking about enrolling and they are passionate about it, they should definitely do it. You gain confidence throughout the course, you really do, as our tutor, Joanne Donovan, really does push for us to be confident in our work."

Says Joanne on her students' successes "I think the students have really excelled. They have done a lot of work in quite a difficult situation, because they were only being introduced to spatial design at the beginning of the semester, and were handling a new piece of software, so there were quite a lot of challenges to overcome. I think they have risen to the challenge and done a fabulous job."

Buoyed by the fact there is a lot of opportunity out there for careers in interior design to inspire future students to enrol, Jo is excited to offer such a practical real-world project as part of her qualification curriculum.

"It is a tremendous thing and I think all the students take quite a lot out of that. Even though one student's work will ultimately be represented within the Waiariki Charity House, the other students can see that happening and become very excited about it."

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