This course will explain and define the many and varied aspects of the history of British interior design from the Renaissance to the Regency. We will also explore the options available to assist in the restoration and reinterpretation of the historic interior today. Chronologically organised, the tours will highlight key interiors, architects, designers and movements.

The course provides a foundation in the history and development of the English interior over the centuries and is intended for those who are interested in the decorative arts and interior design.

We will be based at Hotspur House, the home of interior designer Caroline Percy, which is close to Robert Adam’s Syon Park, her family’s London home. Caroline and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish will lead the study course, assisted by Catherine Fellowes.

Lunches and refreshments will be provided.

To register interest in applying for a place please email Catherine Fellowes on