The interior design schools in Connecticut are a great place to expand your knowledge and experience. Whether you’re a newbie, or a seasoned veteran, there is something for you to find here. With so many different schools, you’ll be sure to find the one that is right for you.
First, there’s the “Swarthmore School,” named after the former home of Bill S. Warren, and located just a few blocks from his office in Burrillville, Connecticut. Warren was one of the most prominent interior designers of our time and was known for innovative style, as well as his work with clients such as the U.S. government.
Swarthmore has a rigorous curriculum with some of the best interior designers in the country. Some of the styles youll see in their studios in East Hartford are contemporary yet timeless, minimal yet elegant, and modern yet historic-looking. All of these styles are just a few steps away from the swankiest of city-furnishing rooms.
Warren was a great guy and I’m glad we caught up with him last night at his home in Hudson, CT. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Art of Interiors Expo in July 2008, and I was lucky enough to talk to him after he died.
Warren’s death is a tragedy, but he was one of the most innovative and creative interior designers I have ever met. His studio and his philosophy to design with a minimalist, modern style will be missed.
I learned a lot from Warren about how to make a home look great from a functional standpoint. I hope I can learn a lot from Warren about how to design a home from a functional standpoint too. My dad, a contractor and a designer, also has a lot to say about the subject.
Interior design schools in Connecticut have been all over the map, with no clear consensus about where to go. It seems like many people have a very clear idea about how to go about designing their own space, but the question of whether or not you should do a design in one school or another is one that has not been answered very well. That is, until now. Connecticut has started a program called Connecticut Design & Construction, which is a design school within the community college.
In this program, students have access to the latest equipment, tools, and resources, but there are also some very specific “core” courses that include building, woodworking, metalworking, carpentry, and much more. These may seem like a very strange combination, but it is what I think it is. These courses are only available to those who have a college degree and some experience with carpentry, metalworking, and woodworking.
I’m not sure what the “real” content of the programs is, but I think this is the most important element of the students’ education. I think the idea is that students are designed to learn how to build. They would do well to learn how to build as a designer, but to be a writer and then a builder and then a painter. I can’t believe that this really is an art program.
If you want to learn how to build, join a building supply store to learn how to make all kinds of different things. I just think that it would be best to learn how to build as a designer, but to be a writer and then a painter and then a builder and then a carpenter. It wouldn’t just be to learn how to build, but to build to learn how to make.