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Shorlisted Interior Design Students

Part 1 of 4: National Design Award Shortlisted Entries

Last week we announced the shortlist for the NDA National Design Award. Budding Interior Designers from all over the world entered the prestigious competition and we were amazed by the quality of the entries.

It’s now only a week to go until our judges, NDA Director of Studies Anthony Rayworth and Dulux Creative Director Marianne Shillingford, enter the studio to choose the winners of the National Design Award. We thought it was only fair to share the shortlisted entries with you all so that you can see how tough a job they have!

National Design Award

Life as an interior design student isn’t an easy one – not if you want to get ahead! The deadline for the NDA National Design Award was set in mid-December – a busy time with assignments and Christmas looming! We can’t thank them, and their families enough for their sacrifice to complete their designs at such a busy time of year.

The design brief was in essence simple – choose either a retail or residential interior design scheme which wows the judges with the use of the Dulux Colour of the Year, Tranquil Dawn. As you’ll see, the interior design students all had a completely different interpretation. Some chose sleek, modernist designs and others chose to work with the organic nature of the shade. Whichever route they chose, the results are all stunning!

Professional Interior Design Students

Here are the first 10 shortlisted students.

We have chosen names from the 40 shortlisted designers completely at random, they are in no particular order. Don’t fear! The subsequent 30 designs will be shown between now and the judging day on Wednesday 29th January 2020 with the winning designers being informed on Friday 31st January.

We think you’ll agree that the standard of work in the gallery below put forward for the first NDA National Design Award is nothing short of stunning!

  1. Amber May Thompson
  2. Amelia Hunter – @ashdesignlimited
  3. Andrea Loades – @loadesign_
  4. Eleanor Philip
  5. Holly Jade Weatherly
  6. Jordan Leslie –@jordanleslieinteriors
  7. Madeleine Tapp -@mulbrae_house_reno
  8. Natalie McMahon – @natalieferndesign
  9. Richard Twinning
  10. Salima Mulji
Search on Instagram to see more from each student

Remember; all of the work you are seeing has been painstakingly designed by interior design students, not professional interior designers. The entry requirements dictate that all entries must be submitted by people who have either studied or are studying towards an accredited interior design qualification.

If you know any of the designers featured, why not share their success on social media using the links below 😃


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