Staging . Decorating . Redesign.
Five Day Class
March 4-8 Nashville, TN
April 8-12 Nashville, TN
May6-10, Nashville, TN
June 10-14, Nashville, TN
Some call it Redesign, some call it One Day Decorating but what it really is called is Practical Decorating. Learning to decorate for real people in real homes is truly an art within itself. This intense, five day professional certification class will focus on the most popular decorating services that will provide the maximum ability to grow a business and generate profits.
The class incorporates class time with hands-on training in real client’s homes and is taught by Carol Bass, Master Professional Trainer with The Decorating and Staging Academy and owner of The Practical Decorator.
WHO: Talented individuals who want to start a career as a decorating professional. Some other professionals looking to broaden their revenue base: Stagers, Interior Decorators, Interior Designers, Color Consultants, Faux Painters, Drapery Designers, or simply those that are addicted to decorating.
WHERE: Nashville, TN, Cherry Hill, NJ and Richmond, VA. Other locations may be available upon request.
PREREQUISITES: A passion for creating beautiful rooms and a desire to have your own business.
TUITION INCLUDES: Class tuition is just $3550 for comprehensive and hands-on training incorporating YOUR FREE iPad, all training materials and hands-on training in real homes. Build your own business doing what you love. Transportation to and from client’s homes and discounts on hotel accommodations.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION: Register for just $1050 deposit, and fill out your application. Then click the PayPal™ link to place your deposit. Class size is limited to only five students and fills up quickly. Once your deposit is on file, your place in class is secure. An E-Welcome Packet will be sent to you with in 24 hours of registration. The remainder of the tuition is due one week before class begins.
CLASS AGENDA: Redesign/Practical Decorating
Hands-on training in Real Homes
Decorating Elements and Principles
12 Steps to the Perfect Interior Redesign
Build a Room Story Board
The Power of Placement
Decorating in the Zone™
Room Shapes, Focal Points, Ceiling Heights
The Art of Accessorizing
What Goes with What
Tools for Safety and Ease
Building a Portfolio - Photography Tips
Hands-on Shopping Experience
Confidence Shopping System
How to Establish a Budget
Wholesale vs Retail Shopping
CLASS AGENDA: Staging
ACTION™ Scoring System
The DSA Numerical Scoring System
The Psychology of Home Staging
Home Staging Defined
Who Benefits from Staging
Building a Staging Team
Staging in the Zone
Comps, Facts and Stats
Decorating to Sell vs Dwell
Staging with a Decorator's Eye
Interior and Exterior Colors that Sell
Showcasing the Selling Features
Selling Walls, Floors, Windows, and Doors
Client, Realtor, and Vendor Relationships
Proposals, Contracts, and Pricing
CLASS AGENDA: Business and Marketing
Business Start-up Guide: Licenses, Tax ID, and Insurance
Naming your Business
Identifying your Legal Structure
Target Market Analysis
Pricing your Services
Life as an Entrepreneur
Other ways to make money with your Talent
Credentials and Certifications
Positively Outrageous Customer Service
Marketing and Advertising
Press Releases, Blogs, Websites, and Branding
Social Media Integration
Ready to sign up for class? It is simple. A deposit of $1050 is required to secure your place in class. Due to the fact that class size is restricted to five, classes fill quickly.
Tuition $3550 – ($1050 deposit due at registration, remainder due 2 week before class
(due to the fact that the IPad is custom for The-DSA, registration closes two weeks before class date)