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4-Day Express Decorating™ & Basic Staging Masterclass Certification

This certification curriculum provides each student with the knowledge and training to become an exceptional home stager and interior decorator. You will also walk away with all the tools needed to own and operate a successful interior decorating and home staging business.

Please click on any of the links below for a daily description of what we’ll cover.

Monday - Day 1 - EXPRESS DECORATING™

Monday, Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 – Meet and Greet

9:30 – 12:00 Classroom

Lesson 1 – Design 101
  • Design Styles, Themes, and Schemes
  • Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Power of Placement
  • Interactive Exercises
Lesson 2 – Placement Guidelines
  • Color Placement
  • Furniture Placement
  • Window Treatments
  • Interactive Exercises

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 Classroom

Lesson 3 – Express Decorating
  • NeuroScience
  • Client Relations
  • 12 Step SDG Method
Lesson 4 – The Art of Accessorizing and More

End of Day 1

Tuesday - Day 2 - BASIC STAGING

Tuesday, Day 2

9:00 – 12:00 Classroom

The Power of Staging
Lesson 1 – Psychology of Staging
  • Understanding the Buyer
  • Understanding the Seller
The 12 Step SDG Staging Method
Lesson 2 – The Pre-Staging Process
  • Staging Benefits
  • Building Relationships
  • Know Property Details
  • Target Market
  • Interactive Exercises

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 Classroom

Lesson 3 – Consultation, Vacant and Occupied Staging
  • The Consultation
  • Occupied Vs. Vacant
  • Rental and Shopping
  • Proposals and Pricing
  • Interactive Exercises
Lesson 4 – Decorating to Sell
  • Decorate to Sell Mistakes
  • Numbers You Need
  • Trending Staging Colors
  • Interactive Exercises
Business of Staging
Marketing and Social Media

End of Day 2

Wednesday - Day 3 - FIELD HOMES

Wednesday, Day 3

9:00 – 11:30 Walk, Talk and Tweak: Field Home #1

Hands-on field experience in a real home
  • Creation of the Walls and Talk Report
  • “Tweaking” Process

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 Full-Service Staging: Field Home #2

Hands-on field experience in a real home
  • Applying the 12 Step SDG Staging Method

End of Day 3

Thursday - Day 4 - WRAP UP

Thursday, Day 4

9:00 – 10:00 Q&A’s/Review and Recap

10:00 – 11:00 Final Test

11:00 – 12:30 Graduation Brunch

End of Day 4

Graduates Depart

Classes fill up quickly, so enroll now for the next hands-on training event in Atlanta, GA and be on your way to a successful decorating and home staging career!

2018 Dates

Registration now open for April 23-26 and May 28-31 

Future scheduled dates: June 25-28 | July 23-26 | August 27-30 | September 24-27 | October 22-25 | November 12-15 | December 10-13

Class size is limited to 10 students so we can give one-on-one personal attention to each student.

Class Fee: $2,500 

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Refund 14 days before the scheduled class date is subject to a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Class fee is non-refundable within 14 days of class but can be applied to another available scheduled class.

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2-Day Color Consultant Certification

The tools in this course will refresh basic color knowledge, and add to it the study of color schemes, paint know-how, and even how to select the color for unusual architectural and structural features.

As a Certified Color Professional, you will not only know how to use color, but you’ll also understand all the reasons why the colors you choose work together.

In today’s world, many clients are willing to take on more of the ‘DIY’ role in home design and decorating. However, these customers usually lack the confidence to select color for their rooms, or have an unusual architectural or design feature making color choice more challenging. As a Staging and Decorating Guild Accredited Color Consultant you will be able to put your clients at ease by confidently selecting the proper paint palette. You’ll learn ‘The Goldilocks Method’, our patented paint selection formula that makes paint selection for both interior and exterior applications seamless. As an Accredited Color Consultant, you’ll have the tools at your fingertips to conduct congruent color consults with confidence and leave with payment in hand!

Do you want to:

  • Know what influences made that swatch looked so right in the store and so wrong in the room?
  • Know what colors to always avoid in kitchens?
  • Know the fail-safe Goldilocks Method for selecting color?
  • Know how to communicate effectively with a client about why her favorite color just won’t work in her room?

Are you ready to set yourself apart from other design professionals?

As a Certified Color professional you will not only know how to use color but also understand all of the reasons why the colors you choose work together.

Please click on the links below for a daily itinerary of what we’ll cover.

Day One Itinerary

Day One

8:00 – 8:15  Welcome Introductions

8:15 – 9:00  Overview of:

  • Chapters 1 Anatomy of Color
  • Chapter  2 Light and Color

(Assigned reading for homework)

9:00 – 9:30 Chapters 3 Psychology of Color

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 12:00 Chapter 4 Color Theory

Breakout Exercises:

  • Creating a Color Wheel
  • Mixing Primary and Secondary Color
  • Comparing Color Values and Hues
  • Creating Muted Color
  • Creating Tertiary Colors

Lunch N Learn   Chapter 7 Paint 101

12:00 – 1:00 Guest Speaker

1:15 – 1:30 – Break

1:30 – 3:30 – Chapter 5 Working with Color

Chapter 6 Color Harmony

Breakout Exercise: Identifying Undertones

3:30 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 Begin Chapter 8 Picking Paint Color

Breakout Exercise: Anatomy of a Tray Ceiling

Homework: Read Chapters 1, 2, 7

Complete Ceiling Tray Exercise

Day Two Itinerary

Day Two

8:00 – 8:30 Review Homework

8:30 – 9:15  Chapters 8 Picking the Perfect Paint Color

Breakout Exercises:   CCG Goldilocks Method

9:15 – 9:45 Chapter 9 Creating Mood with Color

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 12:00 Chapter 10 Developing a Color Scheme

Breakout Exercises: Creating a Color Scheme using Fabric

Breakout Exercises: Learning the CCG Color Scheme Method

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Chapter 11 Developing a Color Palette from Scratch

2:00 – 3:00 Chapter 12

Breakout Exercise-Identifying Undertones in Exteriors

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 3:30 Chapter 13 Color for Staging

3:30 – 5:30 Chapter 14 Understanding the Color Consultation

Chapter 15 Working with the Client

Conclusion: Students Receive Certificates

What are you waiting for?

Join the many certified designers who now have color skills that are a cut above the rest and have an added edge when marketing their services.

Classes fill up quickly, so enroll now for the next hands-on training event in Atlanta, GA and be on your way to a successful Color Consultant career!

2018 Dates

Registration now open for April 15-16 and June 7-8

Future scheduled dates: August 2-3 | October 4-5 | December 6-7

Class size is limited to 10 students so we can give one-on-one personal attention to each student.

Class Fee: $1,295 

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Refund 14 days before the scheduled class date is subject to a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Class fee is non-refundable within 14 days of class but can be applied to another available scheduled class.

enroll now


Atlanta,GA
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The Home Staging, Interior Decorating, and Color Consultation Classes are held in the Atlanta, GA area.