Hi! I'm Deb. Welcome to the story of Lotus Interior Design.

I qualified as a Secondary History Teacher in July 2008 and I loved everything about being a teacher; the subject, the students, my colleagues.

However, after 12 years of teaching, a wedding, two children and several house moves, things had changed and so had I. I left my teaching position in 2019 and took some time out with my family. Something that we desperately needed and had struggled with over the years.

I needed to rediscover myself and find a career that excited me and ignited a passion in me that I had lost after 12 years of teaching. I have always had a love for art and design and was rarely without a paintbrush in my hand throughout my teenage years but it was never something I truly considered pursuing as a career. That changed in February 2020 when some friends moved to a new house that needed a lot of care and attention. They asked me to help so I put on my design hat, picked up my paintbrush and rediscovered my passion for colour and beautiful design. I had been looking for my 'thing'. I found it!

I enrolled on an online Interior Design Diploma with the Centre of Excellence and loved the challenges that came with this. I gained a Distinction in my Diploma and quickly moved on to pursue a Professional Diploma in Interior Design accredited by the British College of Interior Design. This course was more in depth, more detailed and contained 8 large assignments that stretched me in my design and artistic skill. With each assignment I received amazing feedback and I became more and more confident that I could succeed in this business. 

I graduated my Diploma and have since taken on another online course in Hygge Living with the Centre of Excellence to compliment my design knowledge and to explore a concept that I find fascinating and emotionally appealing. 

With each design project I take on, I grow and develop as a designer, and gain vital practical experience to take me forward in my new career. I have had continued support from my family and friends and without them and their belief in me I wouldn't have got here so they all deserve a massive thank you.

When I created this website it wasn't just about promoting my design business, but about sharing my journey with you. Enjoy!


Professional Interior Design Diploma 

The British College of Interior Design and The Professional Interior Design Course are approved with the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). The College is also a proud member of The International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

Interior Design Diploma

Hygge Diploma

 Level 3 course and  150 CPD points. A certificate is awarded from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate.

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