Interior design's current home-centered focus belies its underground beginnings as extreme cave makeovers. Learn to match igneous rocks and linen drapes with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get a seven-hour interior-design class by Design Studio of Spaces in Florham Park (a $275 value). Groupon customers receive an additional 20% off a home-makeover service.
Founder of the Society of Professional Interior Re-designers, Design Studio of Spaces' owner, Joy Nan Rodia, teaches pupils to transform character into color and form with interior-design classes for residential and commercial spaces. The Dish on Design workshop combines the intensity of creation with the excitement of a day out with friends. The experienced designers at Spaces teach their color-oriented pupils the basics of space planning, color theory, and accessorizing. Bedeck an abode with rubber ducky wall stencils and espouse a love of literature through a couch speckled with the horrific madness of non-euclidian cushions.
After splashing their personalities about the walls with mood lighting or lime-green heat lamps, each student gets a decorating workbook, stuffed with workshop highlights, note-taking space, and decorating terms for future use in casual conversation and trivia night. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, with lunch and all materials provided by the studio.
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.
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