Kennesaw State University CPE
KSU Center – 3333 Busbee Drive, #330. Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
470-578-6765 | 1-800-869-1151 (US toll-free)
Interior Decorating 101
This course, you will be introduced to the basics of interior decorating and learn ways to enhance your home. We will discuss color palettes and learn their importance of color flow. You will learn about environmental design that influences balance and atmosphere and discuss tips on how to help the environment as you decorate your spaces. In my classroom, you will learn to use various Interior Design apps that help when visualizing your room’s or office. We will take a field trip to D. M Interiors & Design (Decorating Mart) to learn about furniture, wallpaper, art, and fabrics for your home. You will learn how to choose area rugs, window treatments, pictures, and wood floors. You will receive valuable lighting and chandelier education. Each student will create a storyboard for one room. At the end of the course, we will take a field trip to one lucky student’s home, and I will provide an interior design consultation for the homeowner and the students to enjoy.
Advanced Interior Decorating
This hands-on course will focus on advanced interior decorating methods. Whether creating a relaxing outdoor living space, developing a home theater, or using fresh ideas toward a kitchen makeover, this course will share with you the tools and apps to help you succeed. With an educational step by step plan for a kitchen design or media room tips, or accessorizing with the perfect final touches, your spaces will become a beautiful place to welcome you home. You will learn where and how to shop, and how to avoid costly mistakes. The class will also meet at a local design center to explore the current trending options in interior design.
What You Need to Know Before you Start Into the Staging and Redesign Business
The success of selling a house can depend on its attraction to potential buyers. Professional staging and design instructor Jan Britt will use step by step staging techniques to improve your selling experience and also boost your return on investment. She has developed inexpensive ideas to keep your project on budget while providing high-end looks of quality and updated decor. Jan will give you many important decorating tips to stage your home yourself. She will provide before and after photos of her own personal results as examples of what you can do for your home. You will learn tips to visually enlarge your space with the proper use of furniture, accessories, and lighting. For example, chandeliers can enhance the look of a room by using the guidelines taught to best accommodate the style and size of the room. Attention to detail is a key factor in staging. Learn the importance of such things as removing an echo in a great room or updating countertops in kitchens and/or bathrooms. Learn how to add usable space with outdoor living areas, and how to choose paint to give your home the curb appeal it needs to say “welcome home” to a new buyer. This course is perfect for real estate agents too.