A home is a lot like a Rubik's cube—many people attempt to properly coordinate its shapes and colors, but few can do so without painting over the entire thing. Solve puzzling design problems with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour interior-design class from Spaces Design Studio (a $137.50 value). Classes are held at the Courtyard Marriott of Montvale. Choose from the following 8 dates and times:
- February 25 at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m.
- February 26 at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m.
- March 24 at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m.
- March 25 at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m.
Joy Nan Rodia, the founder of the Society of Professional Interior Redesigners and owner of Spaces Design Studio, imparts her extensive knowledge of color and form during two-hour interior-design classes. Gaggles of 25 or fewer students flock to workshops, which spill the beans on valuable trade secrets, such as how to create a high-end home appeal and which closets could contain the portals to a parallel universe. Classes also impart the needed skills to maximize roominess and create open spaces where there once was clutter. After sessions, pupils leave with a set of design suggestions and ideas, ready to be put into motion or scaled and added onto a dollhouse.
Spaces Design Studio
Spaces Design Studio owner Joy Nan Rodia knows that each room in a person's home serves a distinct purpose. A bedroom should offer end-of-day relaxation, a home office should invigorate the senses, and a kitchen should function as both a communal haven and the best place to hide from the ghosts that inhabit in all televisions. Giving life—and a unifying vision—to these spaces is what she does best. A graduate of New York's Parsons The New School for Design and the founder of the Association of Redesign and Staging Professionals, Joy has been providing interior-design services for 20 years. No matter the job, she carefully considers each residential or commercial client's color preferences and budget as she creates an atmosphere using flooring, lighting, and fabrics.
In addition to her own design work, Joy shares her passion for home styling via classes, workshops, and training programs at her School of Interior Redesign and Home Staging. She also gives back, acting as an interior designer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.