The Decorating and Staging Academy
January 26, 2021
The Decorating and Staging Academy, the leading training association for interior redesign, home staging and decorating, today announced the winners of 2021 Distinguished Style Awards, in the categories of Interior Redesign/Decorating, Home Staging: Occupied, Home Staging: Vacant, Color Transformation, Rising Star, Star Teams and Most On-Trend Creation.
“The-DSA trains and recognizes creative and talented individuals for their outstanding transformations,” said Sandra Racz, Executive Director of The Decorating and Staging Academy. “We’re delighted to help people pursue their passion in building their own Home Decorating and Staging business, in a variety of niche specialties.”
The Distinguished Style Award is presented to Nikki Lattanzi, Staging by Nikki for Home Staging: Occupied.
In the Home Staging: Occupied category the guideline required a transformation of a client’s home with a great use of homeowners’ furnishings or Stager’s props. Nikki’s work stood out among the others winning her the Home Staging: Occupied award.
The Decorating and Staging Academy is delighted to offer the services and talents of some of the best in the industry offering a broad range of classes and training. Consisting of Master Professional Trainers who focus on a variety of decorating and staging niches that will enhance a business and build profits plus credibility. Most classes are available both live and online. Don’t see a class near you, contact the trainer you prefer and ask how to bring a class to your area.
Peter Billingsley’s real pad is a big step up from his 'Christmas Story' house
By Lauren Beale | Sep 24, 2018 | 6:00 AM
Peter Billingsley, who gained fame as the charmingly boyish character Ralphie in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," has landed the role of homeowner in Manhattan Beach with a $3.175-million purchase.
Arched double doors at the front of the two-story Mediterranean, built in 2009, open to a high-ceiling great room. Travertine and hardwood floors flow throughout the first floor. The center island kitchen opens to a living room with doors leading to the backyard. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
An outdoor entertaining area is equipped with a kitchen, a fireplace and a covered patio. A built-in spa is surrounded by lawn.
Actor-producer Billingsley, 47, did extensive work in commercials starting at age 2. Chocolate lovers may remember him as Messy Marvin from the 1970s Hershey’s television ads.
More recently, he has been an executive producer for the series "Fear(Less) with Tim Ferriss" (2017), “F is for Family” (2015-17) and “Undeniable With Joe Buck” (2015-17).
Jesse Dougherty and Jessica Swarbrick of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties were the listing agents. Stan Liosis of NWRE Realtors and Darryl Rosen of Vista Sotheby’s International represented the buyer.