Books

A Decorator’s Reference and Resource Guide
By JoAnne Lenart-Weary and Sandra Racz

A compilation of decorating guidelines, resources, and rules for quick reference.  A must-have for decorators and home stagers. Packed with information on color, client consultation, rugs, furniture placement, measurement rule and much more you will find this a go-to for your decorating and staging projects. The perfect book to slip into your consultation bag. 

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If These Walls Could Talk
Anthology by Carol Bass

A collection of stories written by professionals for professionals in the decorating and staging industry.  There are 22 contributors sharing funny, cautionary and touching tales gathered from years of experience.  Be inspired, educated and entertained.

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How to Purchase Inventory for Profit
By Carol Bass & Sandra Racz

This manuscript informs you of what is "smart" inventory and how to build it from the ground up.  With a break down for each space, you will have a clear understanding and checklist of room requirements. You will learn the pros and cons of wholesale vs. retail, the best vendors, how to write a purchase order and how to organize and track inventory.  Showroom etiquette is provided for new wholesale shoppers.  

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The Staging Tool Box
By Carol Bass & Sandra Racz

A practical book to help you solve any problems you encounter during your home staging projects.  Whether it's the education and reference of the common tools to assist any home stagers with the day to day of home staging or the "I didn't know about that" tool and tip.  This book highlights the basics to the high tech Apps/tools.  This is great resource for the new and seasoned stager.

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Styling Strategies for Home Staging
By Carol Bass & Sandra Racz

Styling Staging Strategies for Home Staging highlights what is trending.  From color schemes to colors that sell to the latest in finishes, lighting and accessories this book covers it all.  Knowing the difference in trends for buyer impact and seller impact is key to styling for staging.  Understanding forecasted trends and their impact and how to recognize declining trends will set you apart.  This is a great reference for home staging or redesigning.

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Room by Room Staging Blueprint
By Carol Bass & Sandra Racz

Provides a step by step approach to staging every space in the "For Sale" home.  With attention to detail and the systematic approach, S.E.L.L., you will experience success whether it’s your home headed for the market or your client’s.
The Guide also provides a blueprint for Good-Better-Best Inventory with the rules and necessary formulas.

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