What some of our past students had to say…

” I just wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed your redesign and home staging training.  I was extremely fortunate to be able to train with you one-on-one and pick your brain.  The lessons and material provided have been invaluable as I start my own decorating and staging business.  I really think I’d be lost and spinning my wheels if I hadn’t attended your class. It was just a great way to anchor my thoughts as well as boost my confidence in this new endeavor.  The actual redesigns we did together were incredibly helpful.  I cannot imagine not embarking in this business without that hands-on experience.  Thank you so much for your time and delicious lunch trips.

SA- Atlanta, GA

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“Melanie, I often reflect on how meaningful and affirming your color course was for me; you’ll be glad to know I’m still using your textbook as my #1 study guide. What you gave me in that three-day course has led me on a long-envied path and I am eternally grateful to you for it.

JA- District of Columbia

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“Melanie, Thanks so much for the fabulous course.  I learned so much and enjoyed every minute!  I feel I have everything I need to get my new business going. You have such a gift for both learning and design.  You made each day fun and informative.

CH- Atlanta, GA

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“I just had to share with you. The Decorator Guild was the first place I turned to to help me gain”accreditation” & “a name” for myself. I had no formal training, just passion and drive, so it was hard for people to take me at my word. The Decorator Guild gave me the knowledge, confidence and skills I needed to make my dream become a reality. I learned so much from my classes and your positive attitude gave me the confidence I lacked. I came with most of my ideas and a business name, many ideas and I was ready to learn. I followed you, all you taught me, referred to my workbook and started to increase my visibility with a very low budget. I also adjusted my fees and services as dictated by society. It worked for me. (Also, I think the idea of me telling people I went to school in Atlanta made a big difference.)

As you see, all the training and hard work along with great customer service has paid off. I am proud, shocked and humbled! It shows you don’t have to have a 4 year degree or be in the “clicks”. I love that I can help everyday people with everyday budgets!!!! It makes my heart sing and my calendar full!!!! This is a reader/community based vote.”

Ginger F., Atlanta, GA

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“Melanie,  I am so very glad I made the right choice in choosing your home-staging/redesign training program. Your handbook and presentations were so well prepared each day. And the hands-on field projects were great learning experiences. Your energy you brought each day to the class made me feel very comfortable and eager to absorb the information you prepared for the class. I want thank you for your helping me bring out my creativity as well giving me the confidence I was lacking to start my own business.

What a needed and worth-while experience, thank you.”

Yulunda Cox- Jonesboro, GA

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“I have so been meaning to write you and THANK you for all the wonderful work. My rooms are FABULOUS! I so love them; it is like I have moved into a new home. Daily I go into my living room and just admire all the beauty the room has to offer, thanks to you and your students. Never did I dream that you could do so much in such a little about of time with stuff that I was planning on donating. This has inspired me to update other rooms too, hopefully I will be able to channel you and your students’ creativity.”

Loving my new rooms in Dunwoody, Jennifer

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“Dear Melanie and team,

Words can not express how much our family appreciates your time, effort and talents in making our home beautiful. It’s amazing. I’m overwhelmed with the love that went into this re-design of our home. When we get back in town, I’ll forward to you the picture we took together so you have something to remember this special day. God bless all of you and please keep Jacob in your prayers. Look forward to seeing the news segments with ABC and NBC!!!!”

Steven, Heidi, Jacob and Jared
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“I thoroughly enjoyed your classes, Melanie!! With all of the choices for Home Staging training out there, I feel I definitely selected the right one with The Home Stagers Guild. Not only did we learn about the nuts and bolts of home staging, but you prepared us for setting up our own businesses as well. Thanks for sharing your own experiences, and presenting all of the material in such a thoughtful and personal way. You have a real gift for teaching, and I feel privileged to have been a part of your class.

Thanks for everything, and I look forward to seeing you soon!”

Nan Eberly, Atlanta, GA

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“Thank you soooo much for the personalized time you gave me these past few days! I’ve enjoyed every part of the course, especially being with you. Thanks for everything. What I learned will be valuable to my business in so many ways.”

Susie Snow, Tyrone, GA

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“Melanie…I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to take your class. It was exactly what I was looking for. In fact it was even better than what I hoped for. I really enjoyed bonding with the other students in the class, it was great to bounce ideas off of one another. Thanks again!”

M . Carter, Roswell, GA

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“Melanie Serra is the perfect person to conduct this training seminar. She exhibits the rare combination of skilled business woman and sensitive humanitarian. Melanie is extremely talented and completely unselfish as she shares her expertise in staging and redesign with the participants. She’s patient with those students that have little or no experience, and she’s open to ideas from those students that have already dabbled in the field. Regardless of skill levels, Melanie is able to instill confidence in all graduates as they go on to pursue their own careers. This was fun and worthwhile!!”

Jeannie Moore , Baltimore, MD

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“It’s so difficult to put in just a few words my experience with Melanie Serra’s Home Staging Course. Melanie is one of the most down to earth and friendly people I’ve ever met. I knew I liked her over the phone right away. However, after working and training with Melanie, I learned what a professional, talented and intelligent individual she is. I gained a great deal of knowledge from Melanie; she instilled the confidence I didn’t have before. Now I feel I can move the world with those “furniture sliders” and make it even more beautiful than ever. I HIGHLY recommend this class, not only is it informative, it’s fun!!!”

Melissa Elliott Carter, Springfield, TN

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“I learned so much from Melanie’s home staging course! I feel like I am now ready to start my own business after the training we received from the class. We covered everything from marketing to pricing to interior design principles. The “hands on” field experiences were invaluable! Melanie is a very down to earth and approachable instructor and mentor. She willingly shares her experiences and knowledge of the home staging and decorating fields. Melanie’s class was well worth the money!”

Linda Thomas – Dunwoody, GA

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“People have asked me if I thought The Home Stager’s Guild was worthwhile and if I felt as though I got my moneys worth. I told them that I learned so much and that I wasn’t bored for a moment! As someone who has attended and delivered thousands of training programs and conference sessions, I feel that the knowledge I gained speaks volumes. Thanks for a great class!”

Debra Hutchins – Schenectady, NY

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“Absolutely Fabulous!!! I just can’t say enough! Taking the 4-day training in staging and interior redesign from Melanie gave me the knowledge and confidence to immediately start my own business. Melanie’s training program has provided me with everything that I needed to turn my dream into a reality!!! Melanie has been available to answer all of my questions following training, from promoting and marketing my business to actual home staging and interior redesign. Her encouragement and advice have been priceless. I am very proud to have attended Melanie’s Home Staging program and become a member of the Home Stager’s Guild. I hope you have the same wonderful opportunity. It has changed my life.”

Shelley Harsin – Newnan, GA

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“WOW!… what more can I say? Taking Melanie’s course was wonderful. She is so sweet, patient, intelligent and giving. She is as good with her students as she is with her clients, which I got to witness first hand at the field houses that we staged in her class. I learned way more than I ever expected! Melanie’s program gave me the tools and the confidence that I needed to launch my own staging business. Melanie has her own unique style that works, and a very creative edge. I would strongly advise anyone wanting to get into the home staging field to take Melanie’s certified training course and become a member of “The Home Stager’Guild”. I learned so much from her as a business woman, a teacher and a mentor.”

Lesley Parnell – Vinings, GA

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“This seminar was “more” than I expected! Par excellent! The ideas, concepts and program content in this training were invaluable! Can you put a price on preparedness? I walked in with some reservations about what I would learn, and walked out a confident woman, fully prepared to embrace a new direction in my life. The field houses and the interactive exercises all presented unique challenges and were true representations of what one can expect in operating their own business. Thank you! I can’t begin to express my gratitude.”

Paula Weinstein – Atlanta, GA

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“I learned a great deal and had fun, too. I knew this was the right class!”

Jennifer Frances – Atlanta, GA

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“I knew I would love it-but you gave so generously of yourself-it was very special, and I felt at home immediately. You are a terrific teacher, and I’ll always be glad I felt led to choose your program. Thank you for giving me the tools and the confidence to take some needed steps towards my goals.”

Carol Martyr – Atlanta, GA

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“Thank you so much for all the information you shared during our training! Of course, now I’m trying to come up with an effective name, learn about utilizing Linked In, developing a network, reaching out to realtors, and studying my “notebook,”. I am excited for sure, but a bit overwhelmed!! You are a beautiful, creative women. You are truly an inspiration to me, and hope that I can develop in myself some of the traits you shared and demonstrated to us during our short time with you.”

Pam – Atlanta, GA

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

Atlanta, GA

Orlando, FL