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Interiors ~ scrolldown for Downsizing, Staging, Home Re-Design, and eBay!


Simple Style
Do you want to embrace a more simple and natural style in your home? Good design doesn’t have to be complicated. Style can reflect your more casual, relaxed living at home where comfort and informality are key. Do you want to have a less is more approach to decorating your home? In this design workshop, we will learn top designer secrets to an attractive, casual and informal decorating style. We will get ideas from rooms and designers on how to focus on the essential in your home. You will see how to choose, and use, the elements of simple design which are meaningful to you. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring images of rooms they like, or a floorplan or images of a room in their home on which they would like design ideas. Topics we’ll discuss include color, layout, furniture, and accessories. Topics will be tailored to workshop attendees’ interests. Instructor Linda Keefer has degrees in history and education, has taught interior design for over 15 years and has a design consulting business. Her Pinterest design page has 35,000 followers.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Thur., 7/12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Venus Building (aka old high school)


Buying and Selling On eBay
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. This class can help you: buy old or new items with confidence; convert household clutter to cash; start an on-line eBay business; sell items to downsize a collection. In this two-part class Eileen Burton will unravel the mysteries of eBay by sharing her knowledge and expertise acquired from years of buying and selling on this popular site. The first two-hour class will be devoted to all the basics and the second class will cover in detail all the steps to sell an item – from photographing it to listing it on eBay – by actually putting something up for sale. Instructor Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

4 hours $ 82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Tue., 5/29 & 6/5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

4 hours $ 82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Thur., 7/19 & 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

Staging and Downsizing

Home Staging
A house is usually your largest investment. When it’s time to sell, you want to have prepared your home to generate the quickest sale at the highest price. Join us for a lively, informative, class where you will learn how home staging not only helps you realized a higher sales price, but can also make your life less stressful as you go through the home sale process. Instructor Jean Rowella has over 30 years experience in real estate marketing, home staging and re-design. After 10 years as a retail store, she closed the store in May 2017 and brought The Gilded Nest business in house! Her focus is on Home Staging Consultations, as well as Interior Decorating, Re-upholstery, Slip-Covers, Pillows, Window Treatments, and Sourcing Vintage Furniture (and custom painting it), etc. Weather date is 2/12.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for fall 2018 dates.