If you are interested in
becoming part of the fastest growing and most exciting
industry in the design field today, you have come to the
Please refer to the "List of the Approved
Instructors" page, or
All of the I.R.I.S. instructors listed on this
page offer five-day training programs in the Redesign
and home staging concepts. Each instructor, and the course
curriculum, have been reviewed and approved by the
I.R.I.S. organization as having met the requirements set
forth by the ˇ§I.R.I.S. Policies and Procedures?
guidelines and ˇ§I.R.I.S. Bylaws?for recognized industry
standards. A student having completed a five day
professional training program offered by one of these
approved instructors is automatically eligible for
membership in the I.R.I.S. organization.
As affirmed in the I.R.I.S. Mission Statement, we
are committed to the process of education. I.R.I.S.
instructors are not only leaders in the Redesign
and Home Staging industries, but also exceptional
educators in the principles of these unique concepts of interior design. As
a California Non-profit Corporation, the I.R.I.S.
organization does not operate a training course in
Interior Redesign, but several of our qualified members
do. We are proud of our instructors, their commitment to
the integrity of true Redesign and Home Staging education, and the
support and business development both they and our
Each IRIS instructor brings a unique format
and personal style to their training program. It is our
recommendation that you contact each instructor
personally to discuss all aspects of their professional
training course, before you sign up or send in a
Thank you for the opportunity of introducing
you to our talented group of instructors. In the spirit
of camaraderie, we look forward to welcoming you as a
member of I.R.I.S., the fastest growing organization in
the Redesign industry!
As a way of making your decision easier, we have
suggested some questions you may wish to pose while
researching all professional programs in the Redesign
industry. In addition, we have included our responses to
these questions as they relate to the approved IRIS
Q: Do I need any previous design training or
A: All of the training programs are suitable for
anyone without former education or experience in the
design field. For those who have a traditional design
background, the training programs offer an excellent
opportunity for advanced learning in the techniques of
Q: What is included in the class curriculum?
A: Every program includes the principles and
procedures of the redesign process, home staging and the
differences between redesigning a home for people to
live in versus staging a home for sale, the application of
redesign techniques, hands-on redesign instruction,
consultation guidelines and marketing and promotion of
this unique type of design service.
Q: How many days is your program?
A: There is so much to learn about Redesign and
home staging, that
we feel a full five days is necessary to cover all the
techniques, principles and practices of this design
Q. If I want to become a home stager, what course
should I take?
A: Learning about redesign is the foundation
upon which real estate staging is based ?being able to
place furniture, hang art and accessorize to highlight
the selling features of the home. Once you learn the
basics of redesign, you can both stage a home for sale
and redesign the homeownerˇ¦s new home for the move-in.
With three days of hands-on practice in these basics,
you are totally prepared to stage a home for sale, and
do the move-in on the other side of the transaction.
Q: Is the class enrollment limited for more student
A: Most programs rarely exceed five students in
any given class. We believe that by limiting the
enrollment, more personal attention and instruction is
available to the individual student.
Q: How many redesigns take place in actual homes? Am
I able to participate in the "hands-on" segment of the
A: While verbal and visual instruction is an
integral part of the learning process, at IRIS, we
believe that the ultimate way to learn redesign is by
"doing". All instructors offer a minimum of three
redesign opportunities, in different homes, in which you
will participate in the actual "hands-on" process of the
room make over.
Q: Am I eligible to join your Redesign Organization
upon completion of my training program?
A: Because our training programs are five days in
duration, and have included at least three participation
opportunities, there are no further requirements to join
our organization. Once you have completed the five day
program, with an IRIS approved instructor, you are
automatically qualified to join our organization.
Q: May I call some of your student referrals?
A: Individual instructors are happy to put you in
touch with some of their former students so you may
contact them and discuss their training experience,
Please refer to the "List of the Approved
Instructors" page or