Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.

psychological staging labels

 my youngest sweaty worker

After countless requests from both Home Stagers and Realtors about the “right” paint colors for staging to sell, I finally decided to put together a collection of paint colors to make available for those in need.

psychological staging colors


What makes this collection special is that I include specific instructions for the colors I include to make it easy for ANYONE to determine the best paint colors for selling a home, keeping in mind the specific fixed elements of any given property.



The family that works together, stays together.  Or something like that.  I can’t tell you that my girls were excited about putting instruction labels on the back of my color sample boards, but they soldiered through.   What you don’t see are photos of Mr. Man and Lego Allen painting out all these samples and cutting them individually (Mr. Man pointed that out to me, by the way). But they did a lot of work getting these Psychological Staging™ Color Toolkit prototypes ready to go.  Here’s my VERY FIRST kit:

psychological staging paint color kit


These photos are so bad, I know – that’s because it was dark outside last night by the time we finished putting together 30 Psychological Staging™ Color Toolkits so they could be available for our Expert Psychological Stager™ training course that starts TOMORROW.  Am I ready????  Only the good Lord knows . . .

*UPDATE: The next Expert Psychological Stager™ Training Course is being offered March 9-11, 2017. Spots are filling up, so sign up now!


  1. Karen Nelson

    Good Luck!!! Can I order one of these boxes to be sent to my office in Texas? If so, please email me the cost and address. Thank you!

  2. Elayne

    Awesome! I know your Stagers will find those to be life-savers! 🙂 And how awesome to get your daughters involved in your business – who knows, maybe someday you’ll be The Decorologist and Daughters.

    🙂 Elayne

  3. Vicki

    I also would buy one of these kits! Are you doing more to sell?

    • Kristie Barnett

      Yes Vicki – hoping to get feedback from the prototypes before “launching” these kits. We plan on making them in limited quantity batches, as they must to made by hand (no computer-generated swatches – just not accurate!). Send an email to [email protected] and she’ll put you first on the list.

      • Angel Rodenbeck

        Yay! I’m so excited about the kit. I’m still bringing my BM color book to class though. See you tomorrow!

        • Kristie Barnett

          Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams have both provided fandecks for all the course participants, so you don’t need to bring that!

  4. Julie

    This is a fantastic idea! I know the kits will do really well! I regularly use “child labor” in my business as well ;). Actually I read an article on Truett Cathy (founder of Chick-fil-A) this morning that said he “groomed his children for business at an early age”. So, let’s call it that 😉 🙂

    • Kristie Barnett

      Sounds good, just hope I’m not breaking any child labor laws! 😉

  5. Pam

    I just wish I could still sit like your daughter is sitting in that picture.
    You do wonderful work!

  6. Melissa Allen

    Is Lego Allen available for the Allen Team RE/MAX Choice? We could use another hand 🙂 Don’t feel bad, my children are ‘Realtors in Training.’ Excited about the kit~ awesome idea~ perfect for our Brentwood clients!!

  7. Gina

    I’m so excited for you, Kristie! You’ll rock it, no doubt. Kudos to the family for pitching in, too!! I can’t wait to read all about your first group of “graduates”!! Have fun and best wishes for a hugely successful workshop!

  8. Paula Van Hoogen

    Having painted a few of those boards myself, I can certainly appreciate ALL the hours it has taken you guys! What a good idea! Can’t wait…..hope I can sleep! Excited!

  9. Laura Brzegowy

    Good luck today, Kristie!
    I, too, am interested in one of the color collections. Pretty nifty box you have for storing them in. Great idea!
    I emailed Allison and look forward to when you have them available.

  10. Myriam Jacopille

    Wishing you all the best Kristie! I love the packaging for your new kit – lovely, and what a great idea to provide instruction labels on the back – fantastic! I feel your pain in terms of making the boards – my husband helped me airbrush 300 Ben Moore boards over the summer for my own personal kit. Now I’m applying labels too, almost finished. Thankfully. 🙂 Super excited for you and your new venture!


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