Do you have a passion for Decorating?
Ready to start a new career as an Interior Decorator or Home Staging Professional?
Want to take your Decorating Career to the Next Level?

Join Connie and like-minded students to achieve your dream of become a Certified Decorating and Staging Professional.  This 5 Day Intensive Training Course, Certified by the DSA – Decorating and Staging Academy, is a combination of both classroom and hands on work (Yes, Real Homes with Real Clients!).  You will complete the week feeling confident and empowered to either start your own decorating and staging business or successfully embark on your own personal decorating journey. See Agenda Below:


3 Day Decorating & Redo:

                                                           March 16 -18, 2020

                                                            April 24-26, 2020



5 Day Decorating, Redesign & Stage:

March 16-20th, 2020

April 24-28th, 2020


You will graduate the week with Certifications in Redesign, Decorating and Staging by the nationally recognized DSA – Decorating and Staging Academy.
Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating

Interior Re-Design

Interior Re-Design

Home Staging

Home Staging


Tuition for the 5 Day Comprehensive and Hands on Course in just $3550 and includes a FREE iPad, fully loaded with manuals, workbook forms, learning aids and apps; Classroom as well as Hands On Training, Transportation to Client’s Homes, Breakfast and Lunch for the 5 days of class, transportation from the PHL airport if needed, and lots of fun along the way….


Register for just $1050 deposit, balance due 2 weeks prior to class date. Class size is limited to only five students and fills up quickly, so early registration is advised. Once your deposit is on file, your place in class is secure. A Welcome Packet will be sent to you within 48 hours of registration with complete class details.

Class Agenda:

Decorating and ReDesign:

  • Hands-on training in Real Homes
  • Decorating Elements and Principles
  • 12 Steps to the Perfect Interior Redesign
  • The Power of Placement
  • Room Shapes, Focal Points, Ceiling Heights
  • Bookcase Design
  • The Art of Accessorizing
  • Color Confidence
  • Building a Portfolio – Photography Tips
  • Hands-on Shopping Experience
  • Confidence Shopping System & Establishing a Budget


  • ACTION™ Scoring System
  • The DSA Numerical Scoring System
  • The Psychology of Home Staging
  • Home Staging Defined
  • Who Benefits from Staging
  • Comps, Facts and Stats
  • Staging with a Decorator’s Eye
  • Showcasing the Selling Features
  • Overcoming Objections

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
  • Credentials and Certifications
  • Marketing and Advertising

Why Train with The-DSA?

  • Endorsed and/or recognized by more industry associations or companies than any other training program. They include RESA, IAHSP, ADE, IDS, Decorating Den, Décor and More, Show-homes, and others.
  • Systematic Approach includes No-Fail Formulas, Forms, Tools, and Resources
  • National Staging Scoring System: Provided in three formats to ensure staging success.
  • Annual curriculum updates to keep training materials fresh and on trend.
  • Alumni Audit opportunities.
  • Master Professional Trainers who stand out as National Award Winners, Frequent National and Regional Conference Speakers, Published Authors and Writers, and are featured on a variety of TV and Radio segments including HGTV.
  • Multiple learning formats to suit your learning style including Live Classroom, Online and On-Demand classes.
  • Free or Economical ongoing educational opportunities including webinars and ebooks.
  • Business Development and Forms will jump start your business.
  • Specialty Training Team, a partnership with other industry leaders, offering additional educational opportunities.
  • One year FREE listing on The Decorating and Staging Academy and Association of Design Education Directory directories with core training.
    Multiple industry membership opportunities at a reduced fee.
  • Participation in Designer Discounts/To-The-Trade Programs.

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