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10 Design Mistakes Stagers often Make…And How To Fix Them

RBC Theatre August 4, 2016 9:15 am - 10:35 am

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You’ve heard it before, “Staging isn’t decorating.” But trust me, if you don’t understand good design principles, your projects won’t have the cohesion and appeal needed to sell. Occupied or vacant, your staging needs a decorator touch. JoAnne will begin with focusing on the worst color mistake you can make to creative compositions in furniture and accessories along with how to balance a room correctly and more.
Attendees will learn: 
#1 Color Mistake and how to avoid it

Impact of Hue Bias and Undertone
Furniture placement that Sells

Focal points vs. Selling points

Importance of Horizontal and Vertical Balance
Power of Line, Shape, and Form
Design Hacks and Tricks
And more
Attendees will receive virtual handout: 
Top 10 Benjamin Moore & Sherwin William Colors with Undertones
Furniture Placement Diagrams


JoAnne Lenart-Weary is a Professional Interior Decorator and 40 year industry veteran who was staging and redesigning before the terms were even coined. This experience led to the founding of what is now called The Decorating and Staging Academy in 1999. Along with Carol Bass and Sandra Racz, they built The-DSA to one of the most well-rounded training group in the country. JoAnne has taught thousands over the years on both a professional and non-professional level and is a frequent national speaker for the decorating industry. She has appeared on HGTV, ABC-TV, and many regional TV segments around the country.

JoAnne is the creator of many industry tools such as the Confident Consultation, Decorating in the Zone, the Confident Color System, the DIY series and How to Decorate and Stage. She believes in arming you with information you can implement with a client immediately.








Join industry leaders Shell Brodnax and JoAnne Lenart-Weary for an episode of Stager Talk. Shell and JoAnne will be discussing RESACON2016 Canada and JoAnne’s class she will be teaching. Click the graphic to listen in.