Our Very Comprehensive Design Training for
Home Stagers and Interior Re-Designers

Decorating and Arrangement Curriculum:
  • Over 1000 images and illustrations
  • Accessing client's rooms
  • Accessing client's lifestyle
  • Arranging for Intimacy and Relaxation
  • Where and How to Begin
  • Personal Tools of the Trade
  • Placing the Sofa or Loveseat
  • Placing the Rest of the Furniture
  • Placing the Beds
  • 11 Most Common Arrangement Solutions
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Creating Intimacy
  • Little Known Trade Secret
  • Creating Secondary Seating Arrangements
  • Arranging the Entire Room
  • Making Rooms Sparkle
  • Creating Furniture Groupings and Vignettes
  • Establishing Peace of Mind
  • Displaying Art and Accessories
  • Eliminating Architectural "Blemishes"
  • Proper Placement of Art and Wall Groupings
  • Conquering Misunderstood Concepts
  • Focal points
  • Traffic lanes or flow
  • Balance
  • Proportion and The Rule of the Golden Thumb
  • Scale and The Golden Mean Theory
  • Line
  • Rhythm
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Flow
  • Visual Weight
  • One Decorating Element Every Room Should Have
  • 21 Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid
  • Easy Decorating and Redecorating Strategies
  • Entrys
  • Living Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Sunrooms and Patios
  • Yards
  • Garage, Attic, Basement
  • Accessorizing Coffee Tables
  • Accessorizing Book Cases
  • Accessorizing Other Tables
  • Accessorizing Mantels
  • 8 Can't Miss Rules for Table Top Groupings

Additional Arrangement Design Curriculum:
  • 150 definitions of furniture styles
  • 9 most important design concepts
  • 5 elements every room should have
  • 5 areas where most people fail
  • Home Styles
  • Client Life Styles
  • 38 common furniture styles
  • 19 most common furniture arrangement layouts (know these and
    you'll be able to resolve just about any room at any time for any client)
  • 31 actual living rooms and family rooms that I have redesigned,
    including the layout of the room as I found it, and anywhere from
    1-5 additional layout ideas for the same room using the same furniture or trading out some for furniture from another room in the home

    • The 4 most common layouts
    • The Flanked Fireplace Arrangement
    • The Parallel Sofa Arrangement
    • The L-Shaped with Club Chairs
    • The Asymmetrical Arrangement
    • The Angles L-Shaped Arrangement
    • The Angled Arrangement with Recliner
    • The Angled Fireplace Arrangement
    • The Sectional Arrangement
    • The L-Shaped Sectional Arrangement
    • The Split Sectional Arrangement
    • The Two Recliners Arrangement
    • 3 Modern Layouts
    • The Grand Piano Arrangement
    • The TV/Fireplace Separated Arrangement
    • A Bay Window Arrangement
    • The Wall to Wall Fireplace
    • The Extra Wide Traffic Lane
    • The Angled Arrangement
    • 3 Small Room Arrangements
    • The Parallel Arrangement
    • 2 Duo Purpose Arrangements
    • TV in the Corner Arrangement
    • The Corner Entertainment Center
    • 4 Arrangements of a Typical Living Room
    • 3 Arrangements of a Typical Family Room
    • 3 Solutions for The Asymmetric Fireplace
    • 2 Solutions for The Camelback Sofa Arrangement
    • 3 Solutions for the Family Room/Dining Room Configuration
    • 2 Solutions for the Angled Fireplace
    • 4 Solutions for a Small Living Room
    • One Large Family Room Arrangement
    • 5 Solutions for the Unused Upright Piano
    • 2 Solutions for a Difficult L-Shaped Living Room
    • Coping with a Long Room and Angled Fireplace
    • 5 Solutions for the Sofa/Chaise/Large Screen TV Dilemma
    • 1 Great Room Arrangement Solution
    • 2 Home Office Solutions
    • The Long, Small Apartment
    • Creating the Small Office Area
    • Managing Multiple Entryways
    • The Large Entertainment Center
    • The Duo Fireplace
    • The Sitting Room
    • 2 Solutions for a Small Condo

  • 3 actual bedrooms that I have rearranged in several different ways,
    all equally beautiful and functional

    • Little Improvements for a Master Bedroom
    • 6 Solutions for the Same Master Bedroom
    • 2 Solutions for a Small Bedroom

  • 16 pages devoted exclusively to training on how to arrange accessories
    and decorate walls with art

    • The Secrets to Great Accessory Arrangements
    • The Traditional Art Grouping
    • The Contemporary Symmetrical Grouping
    • The Contemporary Asymmetrical Grouping (2)
    • A Bedroom Asymmetrical Grouping
    • Keys to Overlapping Art
    • Defining the Right Proportions and Formats for Narrow Walls
    • One Secrets for Gallery Walls
    • Designing Long Halls

  • Before and After pictures of over 20 rooms that I have
    personally rearranged for clients
  • All of my handwritten notes that point out the problems of
    each room and how I chose to resolve those problems -
    it's like taking a peek into my personal interior redesign noteBook
Wall Grouping Design Curriculum
  • Learning the Rules
  • How to Start with a Plan
  • Proportion and Using It for Wall Groupings
  • Scale and How It Applies to Wall Groupings
  • Size and It's Implications to Wall Groupings
  • How Unity and Rhythm Play a Factor in Great Wall Groupings
  • Incorporating Textures Into Wall Groupings
  • Dominance in Designing a Wall Grouping
  • Why Line is So Important and How to Use It
  • Best Geometric Shapes to Choose
  • Adding the Right Amount of Variety
  • Impact Color Plays
  • How to Determine and Create Balance
  • How to Determine and Create Visual Support
  • Impact of Mirrors in Groupings
  • Determining the Right Spacing in Groupings
  • One Essential Key
  • Direction and How It Can Make or Break a Grouping
  • How to Hang Wall Groupings Over Furniture
  • Quick and Easy Installation Tips
  • Framing and Matting Choices
  • Illustrations of Groupings - 10 Illustrated Examples
  • Using Shelves as Well as Art
  • 48 Actual Wall Grouping Illustrations
  • 56 Photos of Actual Wall Groupings to Learn From
  • 7 More Examples of Wall Groupings
  • Templates
  • Huge Section of Templates to Copy (sofas, chairs, multitude of plants)
  • 25 Pictures of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Art and Wall Grouping Installation Curriculum
    • Tools
    • Hardware
    • Latest hardware
    • Preparing walls
    • Covering holes
    • Locating the art
    • Horizontal measurements
    • Vertical measurements
    • Correct height
    • Correct height over furniture
    • Wired artwork
    • Types and numbers of hooks
    • Taking measurements
    • Using screw anchors
    • Hanging oversized art, mirrors and other large pieces
    • Hanging companions
    • Getting the right measurements for companions
    • Hanging a wall grouping
    • Hanging a wall grouping over stairs
    • Security hardware

    Social Events Design Curriculum
    • Six international table place settings
    • Four ways to fold a table napkin
    • Eleven table cloth sizes
    • Nine types of glassware
    • Seven types of knives
    • Ten types of forks
    • Ten types of spoons
    • Nineteen table decorating styles
    • Eleven ways to shape bouquets
    • Four hundred twenty seven flowers and what they stand for
    • A simple party planning guide
    • A guide for planning parties for 50 guests or more
    • Seventy rules of dining etiquette
    • The responsibilities of hostesses, hosts and guests
    • Fifty conversation icebreakers
    • Tricks for remembering names and faces
    • Fifteen ways to keep a conversation going
    • Five more ways to extend conversations
    • Twenty four ways to become a good listener
    • Ten top tips for great listening skills
    • Six topics to avoid at a dinner party
    • Eight conversation killers to void
    • Six ways to exit a conversation gracefully
    • Eight ways to continue a relationship after the party is over
    • How to choose your decorating style
    • Four basic decorating styles
    • Eleven common psychological associations of color
    • How to choose your decorating colors
    • Seven principles of good interior design
    • Ten goals of good interior design
    • Is wallpaper worth the cost and effort?
    • Tips on the care of your wood furniture
    • Seven ideas for decorating with photographs
    • Sixteen ideas for decorating with unusual objects
    • Four things to avoid in your decorating

    Floral Arrangement and Design Curriculum
    • The 7 most crucial elements every arrangement must have
    • How to mix colors to achieve harmony
    • What kind of moods colors generate
    • How to create a visual fundamental line design
    • What is a guide and how you get one
    • The 3 most essential tools you will need
    • The 4 types of containers most widely used
    • How to secure your arrangement in the container
    • The 3 most popular holders
    • The 5 other tools you should probably get
    • How you make a corsage, a centerpiece, or an ikebana
    • The proper cutting techniques
    • The bleeding stems and woody stems
    • What things should you should avoid
    • How to prolong the tips for the top 33 flowers
    • Designing Floral Arrangements That Rock!
    • Creating Great Settings for Your Arrangements
    • Holiday Decorations and Special Occasion Arrangements
    • And much, much more on this topic

    Color Curriculum
    • 2010 Color Trends
    • Common Psychological Associations of Color
    • Discussion on Hues
      • Purple Hues
      • Natural Hues
      • De-saturated Hues
      • Bright Hues
      • Tints and Shades
      • Saturation and Intensity
      • Light Hues
    • How to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Client
    • One Room - 4 Different Color Schemes
    • How to Introduce Fresh, Strong Colors to Your Client
    • Color and Style Trends From Recent Years
    • Color Key Selectors
    • The Color Wheel
    • The Monochromatic Scheme
    • The Analogous Scheme
    • The Complementory Scheme
    • The Split-Complementory Scheme
    • Paint Selection Guide
    • 8 Color Influencers and Trends in Color
    • 60-30-10 Rule
    • Guide to Choosing Paint
    • Paint Palettes to Suggest

    Home Styles Curriculum
    • 34 Home Styles in the USA
    • 9 most common home styles
    • 8 Historic color palettes
    • Living Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchens, Baths, Bedrooms of:
      • The Traditional Home
      • The Colonial Home
      • The Ranch Home
      • The Split Level Home
      • The Cape Code Home
      • The Contemporary Home
      • The Townhome Home
      • The Tudor Home
      • The Georgian Home

    More Coming . . .

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    The Academy of Staging and Redesign at Decorate-Redecorate.Com