Creating an elegant home is a skill you can learn & use for a lifetime!
From simple room refreshes to furnishing an entire home,
let me show you how to . . .
- recognize excellent design
- create floor plans
- gather swatches
- make design boards
- shop second hand
- navigate the world of DIY
- mix colors, metals, woods & patterns
- style vignettes
- choose the perfect rug, lighting & artwork
- communicate with professionals
- hang artwork & window treatments
- choose upholstery fabric & paint colors
- feel confident in your choices
- make it all pet & kid friendly
plus, so MUCH more!
This program is for you if you. . .
want to learn the design process
have expensive taste
want to charge for your design services
need continuing education as an independent decorator
can't attend our live events or Behind the Scenes group
are short on time
need bite size classes
only have 10 mins a day
have unfinished projects, a cluttered house
don't want to have people over
lack vision & motivation
are intimidated by DIY
have no design experience, "not good at decorating"
feel tired of waiting
keep wasting money, overspending
lack DIY skills
feel like a wannabe
get overwhelmed with options
are a renter
want to speak more intelligently with your own interior designer
are starting a new build or remodel
plan to sell / rent out your home
I know right where you are
Even after design school. . .
1) I, too, have regretted splurging on the wrong trendy decor
2) botched DIY projects an embarrassing amount of times
3) been overwhelmed with where to start
4) struggled to find simple, repeatable methods & formulas
Through 20+ years of learning,
improving my home, working with clients & students and investing A LOT of money. . .
I have developed my
7 Layers of Design
Method for Mixing Patterns
and Much More!
I would love to help speed up the process & get you to calmness, clarity and confidence this year!
Elite Decorating Academy
A self paced, online course that you can access from anywhere in the world!
What you will receive . . .
28 hours of classes
rich with visual examples that are easy to understand & apply
video, podcast & written for hearing impaired
70+ page workbook
with source guides, cheat sheets, check lists & quizzes
guest speakers & interviews
Plus, 7 bonuses
including an ebook & more surprises
Meet Your Instructor
Sarah Phillipps graduated from the London Guildhall University with a bachelors in interior design in 2004.
She has been designing & teaching ever since. Retired homeschool mom of four, blogger & YouTuber. She enjoys renovating her 1906 historic home with her husband & inspiring 100's of thousands of women each year to feel confident in their design decisions.
Within the modules, you'll learn:
Module One | How to Lay the Foundation
- Learning about the Decorators Mindset, Preparing your Canvas, Budgeting, The History of Interior Design, Common Design Terminology, Using Pinterest to your Advantage, Blending Design Styles
Module Two | The Building Blocks of Design
- The 7 Layers of Design, Flooring, Fabrics, Wall & Window Treatments, Furniture & Lighting
Module Three | Creating the Master Plan
Floor Planning, Creating & Using Your own Mood boards, Common Measurements, Color Theory , Undertones & Mixing Patterns
Module Four | Making Changes
Painting Furniture, Upholstery, Hiring Contractors, All about Wall Decor, Vignettes & Shelf Styling
Module Five | Room by Room
- Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Offices, Creative Spaces, Laundry Rooms, Living & Dining Rooms, Extra spaces - Entryways, Hallways & Stairways
Module Six | Common Problems & Solutions
Seasonal Decorating, Awkward Spaces, Temporary Solutions & Advanced Thrifting
Preview a Sample Class
Here is a clip of one of the classes from Module Five
The Elite Decorating Academy is engaging, clear, and concise.
Sarah creatively explains the principles of good design, using many examples from her own experience.
She conveys her knowledge in a common-sense manner that is accessible to all.
After completing this course, I felt capable of designing my own projects or consulting with other people on theirs.
I enthusiastically recommend Elite Decorating Academy to anyone seeking to improve their design skills and create beautiful, livable environments
I have absolutely loved taking this course! Sarah is so thorough! The first thing I find very special about this course is that Sarah’s teaching is very strategic. She presents the big picture of design, but she also gives processes, formulas, details, and how-tos, and walks you through step by step.
I'm walking away from this course feeling very equipped to design my own home with a professional look thanks to the great details Sarah shares here!
The second thing that makes this course special is the warmth of Sarah’s teaching. She has so many years of experience and wisdom to share, but she's so down to earth and makes design very approachable for the beginner. Learning from Sarah feels like learning from a friend and I LOVED THAT!
I got my interior design degree over 20 years ago, and stepped away from the industry for several years.
I wanted to take the Elite Decorating Academy Course before stepping back into residential design for clients.
This course was everything I was hoping for and more.
Sarah has such a gift to teach a inherently difficult subject, because so much of great design is learned through experience and over time.
Thank you Sarah, for pouring so much into this course, it gave me the confidence to take a huge leap forward in my business.
You know that excitement & hopeful anticipation feeling you experience when you arrive at an antique mall as you are searching for that perfect treasure?
Every day when I would sit down at my computer to watch a lesson was like that for me because I knew I would walk away with the addition of a timeless tools for my decorator’s toolbox . . .
If you have a passion for home decor, creating a beautiful space, or would prefer to invest your money into you rather than an interior designer before remodeling or redecorating that next room- this course will equip you with far more now and in your future decorating endeavors.
I absolutely loved taking Sarah’s Elite Decorating Academy course!
I learned so much more about interior design from editing my home, ideas for decorating every room, the history of design, and tons of tips and tricks like learning how to use speciality paints, and even upholstering a tufted chair.
The step-by-step instruction modules, guest speakers, and workbooks included are fantastic. The EDA Tutorials instill the confidence to passionately conquer all your design dreams and help your home reflect your unique style.
This is the most comprehensive decorating course that I have ever taken. The detail is tremendous, over 28 hours of material, but Sarah is fun to watch and has a relatable way of teaching.
I picked up some great tips for things that I didn’t even think I needed to consider (such as my mindset), and came away with some concrete tools I can apply (such as the 7 layers of decorating).
I have always been someone that designed by how something “feels”, but now I have a concrete roadmap to refer back to when I feel stuck.
Thank you, Sarah!
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