Why Choose the Academy

Several additional key factors make The Academy’s training program the nation’s most comprehensive, hands-on training available :

  • The only Advanced Home Staging Certification available for novices.

  • The only Interior Design Certificate available in a 1-week live format

  • Limited class size (9 maximum students) to provide you with individualized instruction.

  • All our Advanced Certified instructors are leaders in the Staging/Interior Design Industry, who incorporate real life examples, suggestions, advice and ideas in each training class.

  • Student and Instructor experience together, apply and discuss all solutions and approaches for all areas of the design and business aspects to a Home Staging or Interior Design Business.

  • Student discovery and questions are encouraged in every session.

  • We will give you the documents and the support you need to get your business started in just 30 days upon successful completion of the class, and passing the Certification exam at the end of the class.

  • Committed to the success of every student that comes to The Academy of Home Staging, through our exclusive VIP coaching program that includes one free month of business development coaching, plus private Alumni Facebook group to keep you connected.

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HOME STAGING COURSE DISCOUNTS:

  • Sign up more than 60 days in advance and pay in full to receive $200 off.
  • Partners receive $200 off each seat.
  • Groups of 3 or more receive $350 off each seat.
  • One discount per person. All members of a group discount must register together. Call in to receive partner or group discounts at 800-574-5576.

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE DISCOUNTS:

  • Sign up more than 90 days in advance and pay in full to receive $300 off.
  • Partners receive $300 off each seat.
  • Groups of 3 or more receive $500 off each seat.
  • One discount per person. All members of a group discount must register together. Call in to receive partner or group discounts at 800-574-5576.
  • Take the design course within 6 months of the staging course and save $750 off the second course.

Meet Our Instructors

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Kim Kapellusch

Founder & Designer

Kim started her career as a set designer for multiple, nationally recognized clients. During this time, she was first introduced to Home Staging. Kim pursued training and started her business, Style My Space. Today, Style My Space works with hundreds of clients a year and grosses close to 7 figures.

Kim wanted to share the creative life she enjoyed with others, so she used her education and experience to create, The Academy of Home Staging and Design. Over a decade later, Kim’s mission hasn’t changed: To prepare people who are passionate about design with creative insight, business essentials and professional confidence to start a creative and lucrative career in Home Staging & Design.

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Wanda Colón

Co-Founder & Designer

Wanda Colón has been in the design/decorative arts business for the past 12 years. After moving to Los Angeles in 2001 her passions of design and art converged. She worked for Interior Motives in conjunction with opening up her own Decorative Arts business, where she did interior design, murals and high end finishes. Some of her private clients include Kelsey Grammer, Paul Stanley, Cher and Johanna Carson. Her unique combination of skills made her a perfect fit for all of the design shows popping up on television. Wanda joined the design team of HGTV’s popular “24 Hour Design” as a co-host and designer.

Later, she became the Interior Design Host on TLC’s “Home Made Simple”.

Wanda is a Certified Instructor and Co founder of The Academy, combining her design expertise with the elements of Home Staging to provide students with a wide-ranging scope of design and business applications.

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Kara Woods

Professional Homestager & Instructor

In 2007, Kara Woods founded Staged to Move, one of the first professional home staging companies in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. The North Eastern regional vice president of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and an AHSC Certified Approved Staging Instructor. Other awards and honors:

  • RESA- NE Regional Vice President
  • NAPW 2010/11 Staging and Design Woman Of the Year
  • 2013 “International TOP 100” Magazine’s Staging and Design Recipient
  • 2014-RESA’s United States TOP 10 Real Estate Stager
  • 2016-RESA’s United States TOP 10 Finalist- Interior Designer
  • 2016- RESA’s United States STAGER OF THE YEAR- Occupied Category
  • 2017/2018 Boston Globe Home Staging Correspondent
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