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Interior Decorating and Home Staging

Interior Decorating

Our interior decorating classes are designed for those interested in the visual and functional improvement of interior living space. Classes cover the practice and business of interior decorating and are designed to actively involve students in the learning process through formulating ideas, solving problems, giving presentations and working as a team.

Professional Home Staging

Our professional home staging classes provide education and training for those who want to stage homes for sale or for events. This knowledge can be used to build a professional staging business, or to combine with other the skills of other professions, such as interior decorators, realtors/real estate agents, event/party planners, and those who just have a personal interest in home staging.

Note: Our interior decorating certificate programs are undergoing program review. Look for updates in the months to come, but in the meantime, individual classes are offered for those interested in interior decorating.

Class List
Interior Decorating - Core
The Nuts and Bolts of Interior Design
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Hart
CRN: INT118.03
Fee: $99
Description
The selection process is done and the work begins. Learn what every decorator needs to know in order to save yourself, and your client, time and money. Learn industry standards when selecting and calculating amounts for fabric, wallpaper, paint and rugs. Discover how to measure and account for the various sizes and repeats in decorating materials. Get practical experience in writing up labor orders for work rooms and upholsterers. Learn what materials are best used for different purposes and what designs are best used for different functions so that you will be prepared to offer the best advice to your clients. (IDC - Core)

Interior Decorating - Elective
The Business of Home Staging
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Hart
CRN: INT118.04
Fee: $99
Description
Are you interested in becoming a home stager? This class is an ideal introduction before embarking on the full certificate program. Home staging is the art of preparing a home to go on the market. Develop skills to identify and accentuate a home's most positive features and downplay the negative aspects of a home to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Learn the difference between decorating and home staging. Understand the psychology of dealing with sellers and real estate agents in today's uncertain market. Learn how to establish and market your business in the current economic climate.

Home Staging
The Business of Home Staging
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Hart
CRN: INT118.04
Fee: $99
Description
Are you interested in becoming a home stager? This class is an ideal introduction before embarking on the full certificate program. Home staging is the art of preparing a home to go on the market. Develop skills to identify and accentuate a home's most positive features and downplay the negative aspects of a home to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Learn the difference between decorating and home staging. Understand the psychology of dealing with sellers and real estate agents in today's uncertain market. Learn how to establish and market your business in the current economic climate.

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays