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Have you ever dreamed about a career as an interior decorator?

The Academy of Design and Decorating offers professional training programs in:

Not only will you receive professional training, but you will also become part of a network of professionals who support you every step of the way!

Classes are taught at The Academy Studio in the quaint New England Village of Peterborough, located in the beautiful Monadnock Region of Southern New Hampshire.

A Quality Education

Our training programs are designed for the novice or the professional. Attend 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days of a training week, or consider our home study method, depending on your needs. Regardless of which method of training you prefer, the quality of each program is unparalleled. Training does not end once you leave the classroom. You will receive continued professional support long after you've completed the program.

In the Studio

Training takes place in a dedicated space where every student gets to participate in hands-on training activities. The studio serves as a working lab to both observe and participate in a wide range of activities to enhance your educational experience.

Taught by Professionals

Director Kimberly Merritt shares her signature approach to design so you can turn your passion for decorating into a rewarding career. With more than 20 years of design experience and 10 years of instructional experience, she will teach you design principles, placement techniques and creative solutions that you can apply again and again when decorating, redesigning, or staging a home. She is the creator of the Certified Decorating Professional® programs and offers both certified and certificate courses, as well as decorating workshops.