When it comes to decorating projects, sometimes it is just fun to “do it yourself”. Often, all we need is guidance or a sense of focus to determine how to tackle our decorating challenges. That’s why I offer a variety of informative, interactive decorating workshops for those of you who just need a little design direction!
Some of the decorating workshops are presented in Thousand Oaks, CA. However, virtually all of them are MOBILE. If you would like me to present one of my decorating workshops for your group or organization, I can easily accommodate you.
You may select from one of the popular topics listed below, or I will be happy to create one just for your group’s time and budget requirements.
No matter which decorating workshop you select, I guarantee an enjoyable and educational experience for everyone!
DECORATING BY INSTINCT
Stuck on your decorating project and don’t know how to move forward? Think you have to spend the designer bucks to get that designer look? Well, think again! During this exciting workshop, Marcia will show you a simple five step process which will enable you to decorate your home with confidence, to create a look that says “you”. Once you learn how to locate your inner decorator, you’ll find there’s no mystery to having a great looking space. Come find out how easy it is to get decorating Smart by just following your instincts!
DESIGNING ON A DIME
Style isn’t about money – it’s how you put your room together that counts. Discover your personal decorating “style” and learn how to get the “designer look” without the “designer price tag!”
ACCESSORIZING WITH STYLE
Accessories are the “finishing touch” to any cohesively decorated room. Marcia will show you how to discover some of the accessory treasures hidden in your home, and teach you how to creatively use them to achieve that designer look.
SMART ART ARRANGEMENT
Marcia will show you some “tricks of the trade” when it comes to hanging pictures! Learn what to select, where to put it and what tools to use to create interesting art arrangements in any room of your home.
SMART COLOR STYLING
The correct use of color is every homeowner’s greatest challenge. In this practical color decorating workshop, Marcia will help you develop your home’s color palette and avoid big “boo-boo’s” when selecting paint colors for your rooms.
REDESIGN FOR REAL ESTATE
How you live in your house and how you sell it are two different things! Marcia will fill you in on why “Home Staging” is the latest buzz in home sale preparation and teach you how to benefit from staging your home for a quick sale and more $$$…even in a HOT market!
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF DECORATING
Discover what decorating “sins” you have committed, and how to get back on track! You will learn how to identify and analyze your individual challenges and examine ways to overcome them!
THINK “GREEN” – THINK “REDESIGN”
Redesign expert, Marcia Smart, will introduce you to the fundamental eco-minded principals of Interior Redesign. She’ll show you how to use your existing items to create a fabulous new look for any room in your home. It’s the ultimate way to decorate “green.”
CREATING A “HEALING HAVEN”
Using the simple, inexpensive “use what you have” design techniques, the Healing Havens workshop takes ReDesign a step further in creating a special environment for recovery and healing – which has different requirements than a typical interior space. As a cancer survivor, Marcia will introduce you to some tips for creating a healing space for yourself or someone you care about.
EXPLORE A CAREER IN INTERIOR REDESIGN/STAGING
If you have a knack for decorating, have always wanted to start your own business, and want to learn more about becoming a Redesign professional, this class is for you. “Redesign” is an exciting concept that is all about creating a fabulous looking room using ONLY a client’s existing items. This introductory workshop is the first step in determining if this is the right career choice for you. Explore the redesign and staging concepts and examine the opportunities of becoming an entrepreneur. Learn how you can be a part of the fastest growing industry in the design field today.
If you are interested in learning more about a scheduled workshop, or would like to schedule a workshop for your group or organization, please contact Marcia at: 805-241-7997 or Email.