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Student Spotlight

Angela Carrick - Interior Decoration Essentials 101

Why did you choose the Coco Republic Design School?

Coco Republic Design School was referred to me by a good friend who had attended the Coco Republic Design School Styling Essentials Course. She had promoted the Design School’s intimate class venue, their practical sensibilities, friendly environment and like-minded students. I loved the idea of the accelerated course as I run a business and one day a week was not difficult to manage. 

 

What did you get out of the course? 

I enjoyed all presenters and their industry knowledge, gaining confidence in colour, receiving good industry contacts and meeting my fellow class mates. As an additiontional one day course, 'Building your Brand with Instagram' provided excellent fact and figures to calculate best posting practices.

 

Tell us a little about you?

My business Air Design Australia manages short-term rentals over a number of on-line platforms and I enjoy providing a quality service to both investor and guest. My role is to present every property in its’ best light to maximise the best return for every client. I assist in entire residential interior fit-outs to property styling and photography.

 

Tell us a bit about your background, how did you get into the design industry? What made you enter this industry?

I am a  Registered Real Estate Agent and have over 8 years experience managing short-term rentals. After secondary school, I studied Visual Merchandising at RMIT and worked with fashion leader Versace managing their Home Collection and have always loved soft furnishings and the environment you can create for all personality types. 

 

What do you currently do for work?

Own and Manage Air Design Australia

 

What/ who inspires/ excites you in the industry?

Olivia Lee is an Industrial Designer and her Athena collection is a wonderful ode to contemporary women. I am also inspired by the architectural works of Kengo Kuma

 

How would you describe your personal style?

I enjoy being sympathetic to the age and style of every residential building.  

 

What are your latest projects?

I recently had the pleasure of undertaking the entire interior fit-out to a client’s 1950’s two bedroom apartment. Everything was considered from flooring to ceiling, door hardware to bathroom tap ware, tiles to tea-towels, furniture and styling. It was great to work with suppliers to create the most authentic interior of that era combined with the creature comforts of now.

  

What’s next?

I am working with a client, their architect and landscaper to produce a purpose built, three level duplex suitable for short term rentals.

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