bulk of examples consist of 101 Case Studies laid out in
this new book,
Do's and Don'ts in Home Staging and Interior Redesign, that will help anyone understand more fully the psychology and rules for arranging furniture in a room.
Each Case Study shows you the before picture - the way the client had arranged the room before the professional arrived. Commentary will tell you a bit about the situation and point out things
in the picture you should note. Then you'll be given the after picture, along with professional critiques on what the stager or re-designer did to improve the situation
- both good or not so good.
In every case
the stager or re-designer DID improve the room, but the author will give specific comments about the success or failure of what was done. After a decade of teaching staging and redesign,
Barbara Jennings has discovered there are certain aspects of arrangement techniques that continue to be confusing or ignored or unknown by many professionals, so it is certainly no surprise that consumers would
share these same mistakes - only more so. "The only way to actually see the mistakes and learn to recognize good arrangements from lesser arrangements is to study before and after pictures," says the author.
Here are examples from the book:
In this 232 page guide, the author discusses:
- What Are the Diverse Yet Similar Strategies of Staging and Redesign?
- The Purpose of This Book
- The Pictures in This Book
- About the Author
- Why Sellers Need Help
- Why Owners Need Help
- What to Expect
- 209 Pages of Actual Case Studies
including Pictures (in black and white) and Specific Commentary and Critiques
- 46 Living Room Case Studies
- 13 Bedroom Case Studies
- 9 Dining Room Case Studies
- 8 Kitchen Case Studies
- 5 Bath Case Studies
- 4 Children Room Case Studies
- 7 Home Office Case Studies
- 3 Shelf Case Studies
- 2 Entry Case Studies
- 1 Hall Case Study
- 1 Reception Room Case Study
- 1 Closet Case Study
- Learning From the Success and Failure of Others
- Courses You Can Take
- Books You Can Acquire
- The Best Consultation Aid You'll Find for Staging
- Where to Get Furniture Moving and Lifting Tools
- Available Design Training by the Author
- Where to Get Other Resources and Certification
- Selected Testimonials
While the vast majority of Case Studies are from Barbara's files pulled from the certification submissions of
actual students seeking certification, she has
also thrown in some examples of her own early work and has
offered criticisms about her own work, not just that of her students. No names are mentioned to protect the innocent,
If we are honest with ourselves: we all make mistakes; we all overlook
things; we all grow with time and experience. No one is perfect. But, of course, perfection is our goal. So it behooves us to study what went well and what didn't go so well
from past projects. And by doing that,
we all hope to gain and improve for the future.
If you're a consumer looking for self help, this book will definitely help you avoid the pitfalls and learn great technique. If you're in the business of providing staging and redesign
services as a business, this book will greatly aid you in perfecting and honing your design skills - something that you'll find crucial to your ongoing success in your business.
And that is well worth the money - at any price!
TESTIMONIAL - "Barb this is one of the most practical books you've ever written. Congratulations! Thanks for letting me review it. I found it to be thorough and the
Case Studies were very revealing and informative. - D Fahs, Redesign and Art
You would think this kind of training, and the exclusive nature of it, would be very expensive. Barbara could well sell it for much more than she does. But she wants to help people
improve the look and quality of their homes and she wants today's professionals to improve the quality of their services. So she deliberately keeps the price well within anyone's budget.
Order your copy today! You won't regret it.
P.S. If this training could get you ONE extra
referral - if it got you a more enthusiastic testimonial - if it helped you
be more appreciated at the end of a project - if it ensured you would be
more confident at a client's home - would that not be worth 10 times the
price of the book? You bet it would!