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Home Study

Our At-Home Study Courses

The School of Interior Redesign's teleclasses include Start Your Own Business, Market Your Business, Real Estate Staging Intensive, Home Staging for the Professional, and a unique Design Your Own Teleclass program for individualized business consulting on any aspect of your interior decorating, interior redesign, or home staging business.Time and distance can sometimes make face-to-face training difficult.  To help you pursue your goal of a business in interior decorating, interior redesign, or real estate staging, the School of Interior Redesign offers distance learning programs to complete in the comfort of your own home.

Each of the School of Interior Redesign's At-Home Study Programs—whether creative or business related—have been developed to prepare you for a career in one of several design-related fields.

Based on tried and true design principles and business methodology, the programs cover several specialized fields of design and include interior redesign, real estate staging, and color, in addition to conventional interior decorating services. These courses cover the same material as the in-person workshops, but in a format to ensure each skill is learned before moving on to the next one.

Designed to Fit Your Needs

Both creative and business courses can be taken individually, or mixed and matched with other creative and/or business programs, depending on your needs.  Whether you are already a professional designer who needs help marketing your business, an interior decorator who wishes to add real estate staging to your list of services, or a novice home decorator who has always dreamed of becoming a design professional, we have the program for you.

All of our distance learning programs offer one-on-one instruction as well as a variety of hands-on projects and exercises designed to test your knowledge and skills.  Each exercise is reviewed and critiqued by a personal tutor who will provide you with both written and verbal feedback in every area of instruction.

Best of all, instead of commuting to classes, you can learn from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule.  And you can be assured that regardless of which course you choose, you'll receive the same quality of education that you would receive in a traditional classroom setting.

The Courses

Certified Decorating Professional®

You can offer affordable solutions to your clients without the designer price-tag. Our program will teach you how to improve the functionality and aesthetic of a home using tried and true design principles and placement techniques that will result in beautiful rooms. You'll learn how to offer decorating and color consultations, how to accessorize a room like a pro, and how to price your services for every budget. And that's just for starters! (Learn more.)

Interior Redesign

The Interior Redesign program focuses on teaching you how to use your client's own furnishings and accessories to create warm and inviting spaces for a fraction of the cost of conventional decorating. This practical approach to decorating is becoming more and more popular as people realize the incredible difference interior redesign (also known as one-day decorating) can make in their homes. This 'green' design method focuses on placement techniques that create a functional and beautiful room without having to purchase additional items. You'll learn how to re-purpose, re-use, re-fresh, and re-design with style. (Learn more.)

Real Estate Staging

The Real Estate Staging program takes you through the entire process of preparing homes for sale, from the staging consultation, all the way to working with sellers as they make major (or minor) changes to their property to increase its value and decrease the amount of time it takes to sell.  You will learn what to do, how to do it, as well as when to stop.  (Learn more.)

Interior Redesign and Real Estate Staging

The best of both worlds. Redesign and staging go hand in hand. Once you have learned the placement techniques in the redesign program, you can apply those same techniques when staging homes. The workshop explains the similarities and differences between redesign and staging and how to incorporate them in each situation. (Learn more.)

Starting Your Design-Related Business

Are you in business for yourself? Some people find that they may have missed a few steps along the way. Our SYB manual touches on every aspect and detail of starting a business, to get you up and running (legally). Our goal is to teach you how to own and operate a design-related business for very little money. We want you to think big, but start small. (Learn more.)

Marketing Your Design-Related Business

This manual is jam-packed with creative ways to market your business effectively.  Written from a designer's perspective, we know that the way you do business today has changed, so we've provided a myriad of ideas, and instruction on how you can implement these ideas for very little money.  (Learn more.)

Business Complete

Combine our two business courses together for one low price.