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How to make the most of open-plan living

Open-plan interior example - National Design Academy

Interior Design is an incredibly fast-paced industry, with seasons and trends changing throughout the year.  Trends don’t necessarily just apply to the surface aesthetic of a room, but also applies to the structure and layout. Here, we take a look at one of the more popular ‘structural’ trends around to understand its application and longevity; […]



Student of the Month: Nicola Gardner

Student of the Month - National Design Academy

The award of Student of the Month for August goes to Nicola Gardner. She has been awarded this prestigious title for her professionally presented independent study project, for module 3 of her BA (Hons) Interior Design Degree. Independent Study Project presentation Nicola has been put forward for Student of the Month based on the professional […]


Farmhouse interior design: Inspiring the senses

Portland farmhouse interior design by Kristin Rowell

Farmhouse Style may be expressed using a traditional or contemporary visual language. It is this flexibility, combined with intense practicality through the use of robust materials, that ensures its continuing popularity as one of the most enduring, and complex interior design styles. Here we look at some very stylish examples of the genre: Farmhouse style […]



Seriously Stylish Storage Solutions

Custom cabinet Tina Roeder - Storage solutions

Inspired Storage A cabinet, a functional necessity, it is always required, but rarely stunning. The convenience is to hide items, bits and bobs and general mess, unfortunately, this ‘put it away’ approach can be used when selecting storage furniture. This can result in storage being the most uninspired piece within an interior. The following examples […]




National Design Academy Graduation – Class of 2016

National Design Academy Graduation 2016

Graduation Day On Friday, 15th of July 2016, National Design Academy (NDA) and our academic partner Staffordshire University, joined to celebrate the Graduation of the Class of 2016. The ceremony was held at Trentham Gardens Staffordshire; the beautiful Italian Gardens by the lake being the perfect setting to celebrate the day. Graduation day is looked forward to […]