During my 5-day Interior Redesign and Home Staging Class, students learn through classroom and hands-on experience. They use what they learn in the morning, during their classroom time, and apply it in a real client’s home in the afternoon. The assignments vary; they may be required to stage a home to sell or redesign a house. The purpose of a redesign is to pull a home together in a fresh new way, starting with the homeowner’s belongings, and adding any elements they wish to include.Continue reading Redesign a Home: Before and After
As we head into 2019, I wanted to share some of the interior decorating trends you will see in 2019. Today, I am sharing five of these trends, and you can look forward to more as I do articles on bath and kitchen trends separately. Let’s dive in:
I was recently catching up perusing all of my fall decorating catalogs and saw that metallic touches are big this fall to winter! With this decorating trend in mind I wanted to offer some fantastic ways to integrate a splash of gold, brass, or copper in your home decorating:Continue reading Decorating with Metallics
Poufs are a fantastic decorating element to add to a room. They are a versatile decorating item that serves many purposes. I wanted to show you an example of an office redesign I did where we added a lovely white pouf that added texture and softness to the room:
I have been waiting since August 2017 to make it to the newest TJX brand store, the same corporation that brings us Marshalls and HomeGoods, Homesense. I am thrilled to say, I made it to their flagship store, located in Framingham, MA and let me tell you, it did not disappoint and was worth the trip!
Periodically I like to do articles on decorating dilemmas; often they are issues that I encounter when helping clients with their redesign. Here are a few I have dealt with recently:
If you are like me, you love all topics having to do with home decorating! Are you the go-to person everyone asks what color they should paint their living room or what furniture they should buy? If the answer is yes, it may be your time to follow your decorating passion and make a living at it. When you do what you love to do in life, work is a pleasure. Let Redesign Right help you do what you love and make money too!
Redesign Right offers a Certified 5-Day Interior Redesign and Home Staging Training class that is intense, exciting and prepares students with the foundation to start a successful redesign and home staging business.
- Classroom Lecture and Hands-on training with paint, fabric, and accessories.
- Physically Redesigning and decorating three client homes.
- Class size is limited to 6.
- Live, Active, Hands-on class where you learn by doing (this is not a “virtual” online class.)
- Teaches all aspects of Home Decorating and Staging.
- You will learn how to create a business model so you will feel confident working with clients, find out how to attract them, and get paid what you are worth.
Upcoming Fall / Winter Training Schedule:
- November 6-10
- December 4-8
- December 1-3, 9-10
I want to share some of the comments I have received from past graduates of the Redesign Right Interior Redesign and Home Staging Program:
“I am a delighted recent graduate of Debbie’s Home Redesign and Home Staging Training program. This turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life as well as one of the best weeks of my life! Debbie is a gifted teacher and warm, encouraging person. She exudes passion for her field and makes classroom and field training FUN! I am getting started in my own Redesign business and now have ALL the tools I need, as well as a terrific cheerleader in Debbie. I give my highest praise and recommendation for the teacher and the class!” – Kristin H.
“I knew my prayers were being answered when I encountered Debbie’s five-day course on the internet! I was born to do redesign and staging. Debbie was like my midwife helping me to birth my future endeavors. She helped me through the fork in my road by sharing her expertise and knowledge in this business. Her love of helping others has been infectious and overwhelmingly effective. My heavy seems lighter, and my darkness seems brighter! Thank you for giving me information and advice on several levels. I will always remember the life-changing encouragement given in such a short amount of time.” – Richelle B.
Watch this brief video to learn more about the Redesign Right program, and click here to read about the program. If you have any questions, I would love to answer them, give me a call 610.955.8202 or click here to email.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. All photos owned by Debbie Correale.
As we begin October, it’s a good time to look at your home checklist before the crazy holiday season begins. What does that look like for you? Take stock of your home, walk around and with fresh-eyes ask yourself, “Am I happy with the way my home looks?” If you find you need a new look, consider a home redesign! Fortunately, Redesign Right offers an hourly option for the do-it-yourself project or a one-day full-service package. You decide what would work for you and your budget; no project is too small or large for us to handle!
We can help with:
- decorating a single room or an entire home.
- space planning.
- recommendations for furniture arrangement, lighting, artwork, window dressings, accessories and finishing touches.
- support with remodeling choices for additions, kitchen and bath renovations (tile, flooring, countertops, etc.).
- paint color and color palette selection.
- shopping assistance available with or without you (furniture, window treatments, lighting, artwork, and accessories).
- incorporate your cherished possessions and current furniture into a lovely design.
Let Redesign Right get you started in the right direction before the holiday frenzy starts and help give stale rooms a strong foundation that flows correctly and have the proper accessories for pop and excitement.
Here are examples of Before and After photos from the Redesign Right team:
Hiring Redesign Right was the best decision that I made, and I’ve been blessed with Debbie’s guidance styling two homes. I first met Debbie when we were considering downsizing. She quickly & expertly went room by room to advise staging ideas; our house sold in 4 days! She has exactly what I was looking for–energy, enthusiasm, great ideas and a wealth of knowledge and access to anything and everything in the design space. She got me to step out of my preconceived idea of what I thought I wanted for our space. I am so happy she did! Six months later, my husband and I moved into a smaller home and needed to combine styles, with less furniture and décor, for a fresh new feel. It seemed a daunting task to us but not for Debbie! She was instrumental in helping my husband, and I finish several rooms. We had a lot of the core furniture, but the room did not feel “done.” She came up with a game plan, incorporated some of our existing furniture and some new items such as window treatments, rug, lighting, etc. She’s patient and when we didn’t like something, would come back with new options.
I am so impressed with her knowledge and style. Debbie has impeccable taste and an incredible ability to envision how space should be reconfigured and redesigned. She’s easy to work with and is always mindful of our budget. She is flexible in coming up with creative solutions and helping us prioritize, and I especially appreciated the times that she sat us down, explained the motivations behind her design choices, and was honest about the negative ramifications when we were about to deviate from the design specs. Her honest guidance and advice helped us reach a better result than I could have imagined, and I know for sure that I will be contacting Redesign Right first and foremost for my future projects. We are truly enjoying the lovely home we’ve created together. It brings us beauty, comfort, and joy! I highly recommend her and am grateful for her continued support. – Karen S.
Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo purchased from Shutterstock.
At the beginning of this Spring season, I find myself motivated for a new project. In my case, that usually means a room makeover or redesign. A redesign may sound like a lot of work and time, have no fear my decorating friends this is the easiest way to make a big impact in a room. How? Pillows! Here is my 3-step process:
Step #1: Find Inspiration
In every room, you need a source of inspiration that thing that you love. It may be a piece of art, a beautiful vase or accessory, rug, or your furniture. If there is nothing in a room that you love, find inspiration in other areas, like magazines, online, or check out my Houzz Ideabook for ideas.
Step #2: Decide on your Decorating Goal
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you looking to compliment an existing look?
- Are you looking to WOW your guests?
- Are you looking to hide a piece of furniture?
- Are you looking to resurrect an old chair or worn fabric?
Once you have determined what you like (found your inspiration) and you understand your decorating goal, it’s time to find your pillows.
Step #3: Find Your Pillows
Fortunately, there are several shopping options available for finding your perfect pillow combination.
Easy Pillow-Mixing Rules
If mixing patterns in pillows causes you stress, pick a neutral background color (white, beige, gray, light blue, light pink) and be sure all the pillows you choose have this same color as a neutral and the pop color that you are trying to add. You always want to add pillows in odd numbers – therefore an 84” standard sized couch should have a minimum of three pillows to five. Keep in mind, if pillows share the same style, for example, all modern with geometric themed fabric, you can easily mix them. Pillows with different texture may be put together if they are in various shades of one color. You can add a leather or fur pillow to transition from one pillow look to another.
Check out this couch transformation using pillows:
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo owned by Debbie Correale.
Now that we have gained an extra hour of daylight you know spring is around the corner. That doesn’t mean we won’t have some unusual winter weather in the east; however, I’m thinking ahead! As the signs of spring begin, I am encouraged to look at my home and home decorating with fresh eyes. When I say this, I suggest that you walk through your house as a guest would, and look around and assess your home. What do you like? What would you like to change? What ultimately bugs you? This exercise is not a waste of time as the feelings you get from your home impact your life, so why not make it fantastic!
5 ways to quickly brighten your home for spring:
- The quickest and easiest way to bring a little spring into your home is by adding bright pops of springtime colors. You can do this in candles, vases, pillows, throws, artwork, and a vase of tulips purchased at your grocery store!
- Spruce up your outdoor entryway. Clean away all winter debris, add a fresh spring-like wreath, and a new cheery welcome mat. For an Outdoor Springtime Clean-up Guide, click here.
- Add air-purifying plants to your home, such as:
- Replace your kitchen towels, guest bath towels, or master bath towels to offer a luxurious and fresh feel.
- Replace your bed linens and add new throw pillows.
The Philadelphia Flower Show held March 11-19, is focusing on Holland as the theme. It is a spectacular show and offers home decorating tips, garden tips, and the fresh smell of flowers when you enter the show is amazing!
If you need help with decorating a room, deciding on a new paint or fabric color selection, give me a call 610.955.8202 or email to set up your consultation for a spring renewal. Also, if you or a friend love home decorating why not join me for one of my new hands-on classes? To learn more about this opportunity, click here, I hope you can join us!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.