Developed by home staging veteran, Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist, this systematic and effective staging method has earned both local and national home staging awards and is the best home staging training available.

Psychological Staging™ is a unique, scientific system of home staging that focuses on the psychological processes of both the buyer and the seller. Based on the science of visual perception and emotional attachment its application maximizes the selling potential of properties in a way that benefits sellers and real estate professionals alike.

Now you can learn this method from Kristie and become a high-caliber professional home stager. Her course also provides the most highly-specific training in furniture/decor arrangement and paint color in the home staging industry.

Providing live, IN-PERSON training from Kristie herself, this course is a streamlined, no-fluff Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) accredited program. In this intensive three-day course she will personally teach you a completely innovative kind of home staging, setting you up to confidently apply advanced staging techniques to any residential property as a certified Expert Psychological Stager™ (EPS™). Furthermore, the course includes hands-on staging experience in a property about to go on the market with targeted feedback to improve your skills and a staging warehouse tour.

“You are an amazing teacher and your knowledge on paint and staging in general are impressive to say the least! One of the most engaging, honest, and informed teachers I have ever trained with! I am beyond honored to now have this designation and say that I trained under you ladies.  Thank you for everything.”
Courtney SchomburgInhance IT! Home Staging, Vice President and RESA® National Board Member

“I spent a good deal of time researching different options for staging certification. I am SO glad I chose Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist! It was worth every penny. Kristie truly desires to arm you with all the information and knowledge needed to succeed in this industry. I learned so much and feel very confident now moving forward and starting my own staging business. Really enjoy the ongoing support we receive from Kristie. I have confidence I’ve learned from the BEST!”
Paige BraswellPaige Braswell Interiors

“Taking Kristie’s EPS™ course was the best decision I made to move my home staging business forward!  It very skillfully addresses furniture placement, color, architecture, and helping potential buyers emotionally attach to a home. Kristie’s background in psychology sets this course apart, and her funny and engaging teaching style makes this very information-packed course a delight! The on-site full staging day provides the perfect hands-on experience to pull all the information together, and the ongoing support I receive from Kristie has been invaluable to my business!”
Kimberly Hume

“I loved every single minute of this class and have found my complete passion. I always wanted to find a way to combine my design talents & schooling with helping others and now I have! The Decorologist class was AMAZING. I learned so much and she really reinforced my confidence in my other design abilities. Loved learning the massive differences in design & staging. Totally different goals for each. Now I can do either. I love it!!”
Amanda Carlson,
Southern Athena

“I took this class from Kristie. I had a GREAT TIME and learned SO MUCH!!! Don’t know how I would have started my home staging business without the confidence I got from being a certified EPS™ and all the continuing help from Kristie and the other EPS™ stagers on our EPS™ Facebook page! The best part of all was doing a real live staging at the end–that made all the pieces come together! If you have ever wanted to be a stager …TAKE THIS CLASS!!! You will be VERY glad that you did!”
Maggie Settler, Pittsburgh Staged Homes

“I am so thankful you offer this course. What would take me years to learn on my own – or even with someone else – I learned in 3 days! I loved the class part, learning everything in such a clear, fun way. Kristie is a wonderful educator.”
– Haley Jordan

“I loved all of the useful information and especially the teacher. We covered so much, but it was not overwhelming because it was all applicable. I feel very confident and know that if I have questions, there is great ongoing support!”
-Jennifer Durenberger

“Thank you! You are the fairy godmother of Stagers!”
Angel Rodenbeck, Spyglass Realty and Investments, LLC

“Attending EPS™ training was the best decision I could have made as I start my home staging business! Kristie is so genuine and open about sharing her experiences and provided all the tools and advice needed to hit the ground running. There was a fantastic mix of talented professionals in our class – Those contacts combined with exclusive access to the EPS™ private Facebook page are invaluable. I left EPS™ training confident, inspired and excited for the future of my staging business! Thanks for sharing your energy and expertise, Kristie! It is such a privilege to have you as a mentor.”                    –Maura De Raedt 

“Expert Psychological Staging is, by far, the best training class I have ever taken. This class gave me the knowledge and confidence I lacked! Kristie did an exceptional job presenting the materials. We covered so much in three days, but she made it so easy to understand. I loved that we actually had the opportunity to stage a home the last day. The hands on training topped off a perfect class. If Kristie gives another staging class, I will be one of the first to sign up.”
Karen Gapen  

“Kristie’s class was such informative and fun experience! I’ve done a couple on line courses in Staging and this was by far the best way to learn. Thank you Kristie! I’m so thankful I did it!”
Robin Bailey

“In an attempt to school myself on home Staging I’ve watched many current HGTV shows. But there lacked a consistency in rules and reasons for said rules. Recently I took Kristie Barnett’s Psychological Staging Course and I was BLOWN AWAY. She has answers to why you do everything. It all makes sense, it all works. I learned everything I wanted and needed. Plus we actually staged a real home and the results were amazing!”
Kathy Marrou  

“I can’t say enough good things about this course!! Kristi’s EPS training course was so informative and really gave me the confidence to jumpstart my staging career. I loved the personalized experience and hands on training she provided. She gave me wonderful tools and tips and her ongoing support is invaluable. I loved every second of my experience in the course and highly recommend to anyone thinking about staging career. Thank you for all you do and for sharing your wealth of knowledge, Kristie!!”
Anna Laura Haltom

“The three days were full of information and really exceeded all my expectations. The material provided is perfect for reviewing and for using with clients as well. The camaraderie and new friendships are a plus during and after the class. I feel confident and ready to start my new business!”
Shirley Borloz

Kristie Barnett is the real deal! Whether you’re an established stager or a newbie to the business you will walk away from the Decorologist® Expert Psychological Stager course with sheer determination! Kristie is an exceptional teacher! Her passion, sincerity and unparalled career experience shines throughout this detailed course. I’m “so happy I made the decision to take the leap and learn from the best.”
Jenny Mullen

“This course was beyond amazing!!!! I can’t rave enough and am so thankful to have been able to learn from Kristie. She’s the best of the best!”
-Ashley Truitt, The Humes Group

“I truly believe I made the best decision as to which course to take. I could have easily taken one in my city, but this just felt right to me – and it was! I feel much more confident now having this training. Ready to hit the ground running!”
Brandi Hinson, Elizabeth Cole Staging

“I am eternally grateful for your class. These paint consultations are amazing with the tools you provided us with. I have expanded my color collection. My clients have all been wowed by how easy I make the process of picking paint colors. Life changing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Bridget Routt, Bluffs & Blvd

I enjoyed the class-time instruction – so practical and clear! The hands-on application of staging a large home was the best! The networking with others who are in the same business is an added bonus! Well worth the investment.
Marsha Walenta

The Expert Psychological Staging certification far exceeded my expectations. The first two days were jam packed with information, taught by the uber talented, Kristie Barnett. The third day was all hands-on application and so much fun. We were able to hone our newly learned skill set and stage an actual home. I learned so much from Kristie, The Decorologist, during this course and look forward to taking more classes from her in the future. I left the weekend feeling very prepared to start a business!
-Jennifer Muoto, Sea Salt Interiors 

“This course is chocked full of information that will enable (and inspire!) you to start or grow your home staging business. Two full days of learning followed by an opportunity to put it all to use during a hands-on staging. I have already recommended this course to several friends!”
Melanie Miller

You’ll receive the best home staging training
from a RESA® accredited program, 
which includes:

  • 450+ slides of home staging instruction, including photos of before and afters of all course concepts
  • A comprehensive training manual filled with Psychological Staging techniques, information about starting or growing your staging business, and all the essential lists and forms
  • Business forms used for consultations, recommendations, bids and contracts
  • The 2016 RESA® Innovative Product of the Year Winner, The Paint Color Tool Kit for Staging and Design. The revolutionary staging product that will help you quickly and easily choose on-trend paint colors for your clients’ homes – now revised and expanded! ($249 value)
  • Psychological Staging: Home Staging Secrets of The Decorologist, the best home staging book for professionals on the market ($40 value)
  • Paint color designer kits, fandecks, and stain guides from major paint companies ($300+ value)
  • NEW!!!  Custom-made, fully-scripted, and ready to use EPS™ “Lunch and Learn” power point presentation to promote your services to real estate agents. Just add your headshot and you’re ready to prove to agents why an Expert Psychological Stager™ is the right choice. ($150 value)
  • Professional photography of before/ and afters from the onsite staging to start your own portfolio ($200 value)
  • Full tour of staging warehouse and question/answer panel on vacant staging
  • Personalized design of Social Media Promotional Cards to promote your business
  • One year mentoring via private Facebook group for EPS™ graduates and referrals as a Decorologist® Approved Stager ($150 value)
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, afternoon snacks and drinks throughout the day are included

This live course is the best home staging training
available to make you competitive in today’s real estate market!



We limit the number of students in each class in an effort to provide an intimate and intensive learning experience. Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the course and about lodging within walking distance of the training. The fee is non-refundable. However, if for any reason you cannot attend, the payment can be applied to a course offered within 12 months from the date of the one for which you registered.