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Stylemongers Of Bristol to collaborate with Art & People to run Interior Styling Masterclass

By Bristol24/7, Friday Sep 15, 2023

Bristol, a city known for its vibrant arts scene and DIY spirit, is set to host its first-ever Interior Styling Masterclass on Saturday, November 4th. Held in an immersive residential setting in Brislington, this one-day workshop promises to empower participants to infuse their living spaces with character and charm, whether they’ve recently redecorated or moved into a plain new-build.

The brainchild of Zoe Hewett, the founder of boutique studio Stylemongers of Bristol, and Claudia Kennaugh, the curator and gallerist behind Bristol-based art advisory service Art & People, this workshop aims to break down the barriers to achieving stylish and artful interiors.

The Interior Styling Masterclass will explore the fundamental principles of home styling, demystifying the art of buying, framing, and hanging artwork. Participants can look forward to a day filled with engaging tutorials, hands-on exercises, and practical skills they can put to use immediately.

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Zoe Hewett, an interior designer with a background in scenic and costume design, is the founder of Stylemongers of Bristol. Her experience in the artisanal world has led her to embrace a unique approach to interior design. Zoe’s work has even graced the small screen, as she appeared on two series of the BBC TV show ‘My Unique B&B.’

Zoe and Claudia – photo: Stylemongers of Bristol

Claudia Kennaugh, a curator, gallerist, and the mastermind behind Art & People, brings her expertise to the workshop as an art advisor. She has been instrumental in supporting artists in their creative journeys and assisting collectors in acquiring art they love. Claudia’s role as an artist mentor on BBC One’s ‘Make it At Market’ showcases her dedication to democratizing art and design.

Claudia emphasizes Bristol’s affinity for both DIY culture and art, stating, “Bristol is an inherently DIY city that loves art. We are lucky to have so many art trails and open studios but it can be hard to know where to start. I want to give people the confidence to find art they love and show them how to integrate it into their home with ease.”

Zoe echoes Claudia’s sentiments, expressing her excitement about the collaboration: “I’m delighted to be collaborating with Claudia on this workshop because it will give our participants the confidence and tools to really bring their interiors to life. Regardless of individual taste or style, there is a real knack to making beautiful displays and getting artworks up on the wall, and we all know those are jobs that get pushed to the bottom of the list. We also know it sometimes causes arguments! We’re aiming to help people with a framework so they can really finish off their interiors with the details that create that wow factor and will ultimately bring them joy.”

As Bristol prepares to host its inaugural Interior Styling Masterclass, it’s clear that this event is poised to ignite the passions of DIY enthusiasts and art lovers, empowering them to transform their living spaces into captivating works of art. With Zoe Hewett and Claudia Kennaugh at the helm, attendees can look forward to a day filled with creativity, inspiration, and newfound confidence in their interior styling abilities.

Main photo: Stylemongers of Bristol

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