Affiliate DSA Trainers

Meet the affiliate trainers with The Decorating and Staging Academy.  Affiliate trainers offer certification classes in Interior Redesign, Interior Decorating and/or Home Staging.  Check out their classes. 

Ann Anderson Rooms Reborn

Certification Classes Offered: Interior Redesign, Interior Decorating, Home Staging

Classes held in: Connecticut

Contact: or call 203-459-8901


Ann has been recognized for her interior redesign skills and inspiring design ideas in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Connecticut Post, Hartford Courant, Milford Living, and the Newtown Bee. She’s also been featured on television shows such as Daytime Edition and Weekend Edition. Her Professional Affiliations include memberships in the Association of Design Education and the Network of Executive Women.

Ann is also the Founder and Director of the School of Interior Redesign, a private occupational school teaching the concepts of interior decorating, interior redesign and real estate staging to students all over the country. Her knowledge, experience, and talent make her a great teacher and the ideal designer for your next project.

For additional information, call Ann at (203) 459-8901 or you can email her at


GraceAnn Simoni Staging Redesign Group

Certification Classes Offered: Interior Redesign, Interior Decorating, Home Staging

Classes held in: Illinois

Contact: or call 630-355-1983


GraceAnn Simoni, the Midwest’s premier award-winning real estate staging expert, has 18 years’ experience training industry professionals and helping residents enhance the resale value of their homes.She was among the first to offer staging programs in the region, and she has since trained hundreds of individuals from around the world. Students attending her highly-acclaimed five day certification classes receive personalized and nurturing instruction in small, intimate settings. GraceAnn is known for the extraordinary staging service she has provided more than 1000 homeowners in Wheaton, Woodridge, Hinsdale, Naperville and other Chicagoland communities. She develops long term relations with her clients, often works with different generations of the same family, and gets much of her work from referrals. She has staged five homes for a single client, and set them up in each of their new residences.She is also a gifted interior consultant who advises homeowners how to save time, money and stress as they prepare their homes for resale. Many of her clients are retired empty-nesters, and they value her insights on topics ranging from changes in the housing market to aging in place. Area realtors also regularly reach out for GraceAnn’s expertise. As an interior redesign expert, she excels at helping clients stage their homes by using the furniture and accessories they already own. “Interior redesign is my passion,” she points out. “I tell clients that they don’t have to buy new, that they should honor what they have. GraceAnn’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on ABC TV and in a variety of other media outlets. Her company, Yours Redesigned, is backed by a resource team of some of the area’s foremost contractors, carpenters, painters, kitchen and bath experts, window fashion specialists, and other professionals, along with a national network of vendors and suppliers. GraceAnn is an active member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and is a board member on RESA’s local chapter. She founded and offers training through the Midwest Redesign Staging Institute and teaches staging and redesign seminars at a community college and at other area locales.

2018 GraceAnn Simoni was voted as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging, thru


Debbie Correale Redesign Right, LLC

Certification Classes Offered: Interior Redesign and Home Staging

Classes held in: Pennsylvania

Contact: or call 610.955.8202.

Debbie is the founder and owner of The Foundations for Redesigning and Staging Right training program (FRSR). The FRSR Certified 5-Day Interior Redesign and Home Staging hands-on training program is designed for students seeking to turn their passion for design into a fun and rewarding career offered in the Glen Mills, PA area. Visit to learn more.

Debbie is sought after by homeowners and realtors for interior redesign, home staging, and color trends and is a seven year Best of Houzz winner. She has been rearranging rooms since she was a young girl, and it was this incredible passion for people and home design, decorating, and staging that led her to start Redesign Right, LLC. Debbie has lived in every region of the USA and has worked with all home types and styles. She has compassion and knows what it is like to buy, sell and set up houses as she has had to experience it herself 16 times!



Kimberly Merritt Academy of Design and Decorating

Certification Classes Offered: Interior Decorating (Certified Decorating Professional ®), Interior Redesign & Staging, Color, and Business.

Classes held in: New Hampshire

Contact: or call 603-924-7324  

Kim is a writer, instructor, and stylist, whose words and work have been featured in HGTV, New Hampshire MagazineNew England Home MagazineDisney Family,, and elsewhere on the web. She shares her more than 20 years of design experience with her students and has taught hundreds of people from around the world in her southern NH design studio. Kim has spoken at a variety of organizations including, WCAA, ADE, IRIS, IDS, and the Monadnock Writers’ Group. Her signature Certified Decorating Professional ® classes are also held in CT and CA in addition to home study options.