Welcome to

“How to
Decorate & Stage”


Hi, I’m JoAnne Lenart-Weary, an interior decorating, color, and home staging expert. I’m here to teach you how to create beautiful rooms, and build a successful design and/or home staging business. Whether you are an interior designer, decorator, redesigner, home stager, edesigner, or aspiring to become one…you are in the right place. I love decorating but even more, I love empowering others to do the same.

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Join How to Decorate & Stage for classes and seminars around the country for both
the DIY Decorator and Decorating and Staging Professionals.
Can’t join us for a live class,  jump online for one of our frequent webinars or On-Demand Classes.
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Feb. 11, Noon ET Online


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March 8-10-Nashville, TN

Professional Seminars

March 22-24-Erie, PA


DIY Seminars 


Launching February 18, 2019

Are you a DIY or Aspiring Decorator or Stager?  Or are you an established professional who needs to polish their core skills? These are perfect classes for you.  Created for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the design or staging process. These classes are not a certification class but simply personal and professional development created to help you gain confidence and polishing your skill set.

Want to dig deeper?  Check out our Professional Certification classes in Color, Interior Redesign, Interior Decorating, and Home Staging. Plus, we offer Continuing Ed classes for the established Professional Interior Decorator and Home Stager.As Subject Matter Experts, we are often hired to write curriculum for other training programs and associations around the country.  So why not start with the most experienced, innovative, and productive training team?

It takes more than talent to create a beautiful room or successful business. We are here to help you gain the core skills you need.

Regular $249 Sale $199 Each

LAUNCHING 2/18 Special $199


Creating a beautiful room is easy once you step away, take a breath, and follow the system.  We often tend to “decorate or design” simply by buying new things.  The end result is often a room filled with stuff yet it feels disjointed. Whether you are a DIY or Professional, start with our core course from the comfort of your own home. The result will be consistently well-designed spaces.  Seven pre-recorded Modules include:

  1. Discover your Decorating DNA
  2. Six Steps to Color Success
  3. Zoning in on Design Foundations
  4. Space Planning and Furniture Shopping
  5. Fabrics, Finishes, and Fabulous
  6. Art of Accessorizing
  7. Inspiration and Creativity

Create beautiful rooms with confidence for your clients or yourself. Enjoy our cheatsheets and forms to add another level of professionalism to your approach. 



LAUNCHING 2/18 Only $199


Staging is the art and science of preparing a house for sale and part of every smart house marketing strategy.  Studies show a Staged home typically sells more quickly and at a higher dollar amount.  Join us for a look at staging and how to improve the perceived value of the property in this On Demand course. The 7 pre-recorded Modules include:

  1. Staging Statistics that Matter
  2. Eliminating Emotional Staging Decisions
  3. Walk and Talk toward a Sale
  4. Color, Clutter, and Cachet Challenge
  5. What Stays and What Goes
  6. Decorating to Sell
  7. Value Validators and the Power of Comparison

Learn how to stage houses to minimize days on market and maximize return on investment. Enjoy added cheatsheets and forms that will add a layer of professionalism to the process.

JoAnne – what more can I say. . . “I’ve found my people and I couldn’t have picked a better leader”!!! YOUR CLASSES & YOU…ROCK!!!

Andrea DuFresne, Massachusetts

I feel I have taken an eight week course in just one week! I never have learned so much and been more impressed by a curriculum.
Mary Boyajian, New Jersey

So blessed to have studied with you, JoAnne! Your Confident Color System class was a game-changer for me! Thank you!Donna Henderson, Michigan

JoAnne is so AMAZING! I she is an amazing trainer and inspiration to me. I would never be where I am in my career without her training and support. Thank you, JoAnne

Lisa Loeppky, Manitoba


Sandra and Joanne are great at presenting information. They both have fabulous and fun personalities, are engaging, and always manage to make me chuckle in the process of learning something new!
Stephanie Yuhas Katz

My wife and I tried on our own to give our home an update, but struggled with all the flooring, cabinets, countertops, drapes, light fixtures, furniture, paint, and wall decor options. We hired JoAnne Lenart-Weary and in no time, she helped us hone in on a look we loved and gave our house a complete makeover. We could never have done it on our own. Over the holidays, we received so many compliments about the new look of our home. We could not be happier, and recommend JoAnne to anyone looking for guidance.

Jay and Heather McCall, Erie, PA



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