Design Legend Alidad Decorating Course Through Create Academy 2021

Pat J. Fraley

There’s no need to worry about supply chain issues this year because we’ve discovered the greatest holiday gift of the year: an online interior design course by the one-and-only Alidad. The Iranian-born designer is renowned around the world for his opulent, atmospheric interiors that are rooted in historic elegance yet fitting for the modern age, and he’s bringing decades of design expertise to your desktop.

Alidad’s Guide to Creating Interiors That Will Stand the Test of Time, launches on CreateAcademy.com November 21 and features five hours of learning from the creative’s inspiring London home and design studio. The lessons will be divided into 10-15 minute episodes paired with a series of digital workbooks that can be completed on your own time with no expiration date. The course will cost $175 but will be available at a 15 percent pre-order discount from October 27 until November 10.

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“I hope that this course will give people the skills they need to feel confident and to take away their worries when designing a timeless home, which will out last trends and fashions,” Alidad said in a Create Academy press release. “My aim is to show that by applying the universal principles of design, any home, whatever the style, can be comfortable, elegant, cozy and functional. I want to illustrate how to create an enduring space which represents a person and their needs. Your home should provide a vital haven from the hectic0ness of the outside world—a place to lift your spirits the moment you walk through the front door. Above all, I hope to show you how to make the whole process enjoyable.”

We can’t wait to discover the brilliant mind behind some of the most inspiring interiors around the world. Thanks to decades of historical knowledge, a stint at Sotheby’s London, and an idyllic childhood in the ancient land of Persia, Alidad has a unique and powerful design perspective that embraces a variety of historical and decorating movements. From Baroque to Neoclassicism, Chinoiserie to Art-Deco, the designer has something to offer for every enthusiast looking for a home refresh or greater design education.

While we are advocates of shopping and supporting local when shopping for gifts this holiday season, this incredible virtual course is a thoughtful option for your favorite design enthusiast, collector, or history buff. Create Academy also offers online design courses with industry greats like Rita Konig and Kate Watson-Smyth. Check out our curated list of holiday gift guides for more inspiration.

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