The Emerald lounge is a creative business bringing people closer to their dream interiors. Come along and immerse yourself in the world of design during my hands on interactive interior design masterclasses.
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What my guests think of my masterclasses
From the moment I entered The Emerald Lounge in Saffron Walden, UK, the feeling was right. The ambiance, the mood and the experience was pretty amazing for me.
The 4-hour Moodboard masterclass program itself was very helpful for those who needs to improve their skills on bringing beauty in their interior spaces whether it's for personal or for business.
I've learned a lot about superlative details, bold use of colors, balance and symmetry.
One of the best decision I have ever made! The mood board masterclass equipped me with some effective tools for working in the field of interior decoration. This masterclass has allowed me to achieve a certain level of learning, confidence and maturity that marked the turning point in my design career.
I highly recommend the Emerald Lounge to anyone interested in interior design, whether it is a personal interest, a professional need or just looking to follow their dreams designing their ideal house.
Thank you again Jana for this great experience :)
- Kat M., interior designer, Philippines - masterclass attendee
‘I thoroughly enjoyed Jana’s colour workshop at a recent retreat. Not only is Jana such a vibrant, passionate, inspiring person but she is also a fabulous public speaker. I felt like she opened my eyes to so many possibilities in terms of colour for myself and also my home. It has made me notice colour more and use it more in my everyday life. I absolutely recommend Jana to others’
- Dr Bella - public talk attendee
I have just spent a very enjoyable morning on the workshop. I came thinking I knew a few things about interiors but soon realized there is so much more to it. The masterclass mood board making was fun after being encouraged to mix colour, texture, be a bit bolder, my ideas from the start of the morning changed dramatically
I would not have been as brave. It has given me the confidence to embrace all things beautiful and try something new, a different look.
I would definitely recommend the masterclass. Jana is so passionate about her subject, so knowledgeable and lovely. It’s a great few hours spent.
- Lynne - masterclass attendee
I went to Jana's masterclass because my friend was going and I thought it would be fun. I love decorating and buying things for my home but it's not the kind of thing I would normally be drawn to. Well, it must have sparked something in me because a mere 48 hours after the class I had already ordered some funky wallpaper for the downstairs shower room, spoken to a painter about the dining room walls and chosen new tiles for the kitchen! It's a little like a boot camp for interiors because you leave feeling re-inspired and energised about your living space. The morning was relaxed, fun, chatty and I would definitely recommend this.
- Tor - masterclass attendee
- Julia - masterclass attendee
Jana's masterclass was an amazing treat from start to finish.
I was learning, while also being creative; having some 'me' time, while also being constructive.
Everything was so carefully planned and thought out, from the gorgeous gift bags and beautiful notepads and pens we were given, to the presentation she delivered which was jam-packed full of inspiration and ideas.
Jana's step-by-step instructions for how to create a mood board made it so easy to bring about my vision for my new room, and the 'Aladdin's cave' of fabrics, wallpapers, paint samples, plants and images, that she gave us free rein to rummage through and use, provided everything we needed and much, much more!
I came away with a mood board that I'm proud of and excited about adding to and creating for real. At the beginning of the masterclass, I had no idea of what I was going to create; Jana gave me the tools I needed to be inspired and really want to make it happen. I couldn't recommend Jana's masterclass highly enough, particularly as an experience to do with a loved one or a friend, as it was a really special day and we had a good giggle too.
Jen - masterclass attendee
”I am aware of my limitations of selecting colours for rooms and have made plenty of mistakes. However, I have never understood why a seemingly beautiful colour I have chosen has not worked in my room or does not create the atmosphere that I had hoped for. This class helped solve the mystery of why my choices were not working for me and will hopefully help me avoid costly (me and money) mistakes in the future.
The colour and concept masterclass explained what colours work well together and the impact and the atmosphere that colours create in a room. The 2 hours gave me a structure to help me select colours for my rooms this has given me the confidence I needed as I now have a better understanding of where to start and the approach to use.
As well as learning about how to use colour in certain rooms I also learnt about myself and what palee of colours will work for my family and I. This class is not about Jana imposing her unmistakable style onto you and your life but she works with you so that you discover your particular palee of colours and style.
Jana’s suggestion were super practical and realistic. It is certainly not about having to rush o' and buy lots of expensive furnishings/accessories in order to have the room you want. But I learnt how to make the impact you want with the budget you have.
I came away buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm and I am now able to look at my rooms with a fresh eye and know how small changes can help create the atmosphere that I want. Jana is enthusiastic and very approachable and always encouraging. I would highly recommend this course for someone who is doing up a room/house but does not know where to start or for someone that is fed up of making mistakes but not understanding why their ideas are not creating the atmosphere that they want.”
- Steph - colour masterclass attendee