Award & Reviews

Received in September 2013 out of approx. 2,000 students

Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) Graphic Design.
Later studied Professional Interior Design with the National Design Academy.

‘We had three adjoining rooms that just didn’t flow together. Dawn listened to our requirements and put together a plan which incorporated contemporary design with practical family living. We would highly recommend the service Dawn provides.’
Mr & Mrs R., Loddon
Family home - three rooms
‘Anyone keen to transform their home but not sure how to go about it should see the delightfully friendly Dawn Manwaring as an answer to their prayers. Dawn is a conscientious, energetic interior designer and project manager who can offer advice, source products and assemble a work force of excellent and trustworthy craftsmen. She will relieve you of the burden of research and organisation and deliver a “new” home with the minimum of inconvenience.’
Mrs B., Norwich
Retirement apartment

Design day courses & Design Inspiration service

'With limited creative ability (but tonnes of enthusiasm!) I was a little apprehensive but Dawn soon put my mind at rest. Her down- to-earth and friendly approach, and intuitive questions, helped me discover my own personal style. The small group size and homely studio meant it wasn’t intimidating, and we covered so much in just one day. I’m looking forward to getting started on the next room now! Thank you Dawn'
Alex C - June 2020
'I really enjoyed this day with Dawn. She is so knowledgeable and creative and the workshop was bursting with information, ideas, tips, innovation and creativity. It was relaxed and great fun too, and Dawn tailored it to our needs. I would highly recommend this.'
Jane S - Aug 2020
‘Had a really lovely day looking at interior design ideas and would highly recommend this course. We had great tuition from the friendly and knowledgeable Dawn and it was good to build on some of the ideas we had previously discussed before the course. We were treated to some lovely cake and fruit and then a trip into the city to look at samples and to have lunch. A great day. I feel really inspired. Thank you Dawn.’
Lisa M - Aug 2020
'I attended this course as I wished to learn about room design and colour. It was such a fun course and Dawn made us all feel at ease, and was extremely hospitable. Having a room and theme in mind helped me choose colours and textures. The way that Dawn explained about light and colour was so interesting and sparked my imagination. I would recommend this course to anyone who is unsure about designing rooms in their houses, you will leave being confident in choosing the right theme and colours.'
Jessica P - Aug 2020
Dawn was so helpful. Having just moved home and now being in a bungalow which was quite dark, Dawn had ideas that I would never have thought of to transform this potentially lovely space into a tranquil oasis filled with light and fabulous colour schemes. I would recommend Dawn to anyone looking to transform their home or work space.
Jane SH - Sept 2020
'Dawn is A-MAZING at what she does. Her eye for interior design is fantastic. She helped me re-decorate my office space from an old tired messy desk in a corner to a my dream office! She created a Pinterest Board for me, researched where I could find everything I needed and sent me all the links. She came up with amazing ideas and suggestions based on her knowkedge and experience, but which really fitted with my wishes. Her suggestions around what colours and shades would go with what were also invaluable! I would very much recommend her interior design services! I'll be using her again for sure :)'
Alex Em - Oct 2020
This is a great value session full of helpful tips and tricks for anyone who wants to learn how to approach interior design in their own home. Dawn personalised the session to our preferred design styles and topics that we wanted to learn more about, which was really appreciated. I particularly liked that the session was geared for 'real people' with budgets and limited free time, so all hints and ideas were realistic and affordable. Thanks again, Dawn!
Liz D - Feb 2021