The Academy for DIY Home Design is a
monthly membership for frazzled, frantic, frustrated
(but motivated!) mamas who want to create
beautiful, functional, and intentional homes for their families.
you have great ideas for your home. What you need is some help planning and executing your plans so they match your dreams.
planning and executing designs is my JAM.
You run your household, kill at your job, raise your kids, and juggle all of the side-hustles. You're dreaming of living in a home that makes you proud, expresses your style, and works for your family. How are you magically supposed to become an interior designer in your spare time?
(psst. you're not. I got you, girl!)
What if I could help you
create the beautiful,
home of your dreams....
without hiring a pro?
You know... since you already love DIY,
you're pretty sure you know your style (kinda.... maybe),
you could binge-watch home improvement shows all day
so you're practically besties with JoJo.....
and you've already realized hiring a designer is out of the picture....
how will the academy support you each month?
Customize Your Style
Confidently create a home that works for you
Shopping lists &
Convenient and On-Call
Nail the Details
Designer advice to help you decorate and pull it all together
Are you sick and tired of
feeling stressed, frazzled, completely overwhelmed
by the huge project of
designing & decorating your family home?
Ready to have a plan, shop for the perfect furnishings, decorate with confidence,
and create the beautiful and functional family home of your dreams?
You can do it...
the Academy is here to help!
For less than the fees of working with a designer for ONE HOUR.....
you get unlimited monthly access to the expertise, support, and insider design tools I use with all of my one-on-one clients.
Want to see the all the
transformations that await inside?
Take a peek inside! The unique combination of design resources, guided activities, community support, and direct access to Alyssa for design advice and inspiration will make sure you finally create the dream home your family deserves (on budget, on time, no worries.)
unique 5-step design process
As a member, you have access to the steps I use in my 1-on-1 design process with clients. You will have the time and resources to master each step of your design so you always feel confident creating amazing (and functional) spaces in your home.
<< Style / Function / Planning / Shopping / Details >>
Plan and Organize your design projects with simple worksheets, guided activities, and planning workbooks so you always know what to focus on next.
<<Like having a designer on hand no matter the time of day! >>
live chat support
Each month, I will host a call-in chat to provide LIVE and personalized design support. Either a morning Coffee Chat, or an evening Happy Hour will be scheduled so we all have the chance to connect and get your projects on track. I am also accessible in the FB group AND via messenger for on-call design problem solving!
special access to pro services
Members also get special access to my library of support service providers to help you organize and optimize each area of your life around the house. Guest Experts are invited to host workshops specifically designed to help you get your home life in Tip-Top Shape!
Look forward to deep discounts and custom service offerings only available to members of the Academy.
work at your own pace
The focus of this program is not specific to a room in your home. So no matter if you need to refresh all of the kid bedrooms, add decor to your fireplace mantle, or you're looking for direction through each step of a renovation:
Inside the Academy, Alyssa can support your design projects of all shapes and sizes.
Great Design for every home
My style isn't your style... and your style doesn't need to follow any set of "rules" you read in a home design magazine....
Your family home isn't limited to one type of home style. You may like farmhouse shabby chic, or urban loft eclectic, or coastal classic..... No worries! What matters is that it works for YOU.
The Decor Mentor:
& designer host of
DIY Academy +Mastermind
Dreaming of having a professionally styled home that makes you proud to host guests, a place that is functional, beautiful, and can stand up to your crazy kiddos?
wouldn't it be lovely to have a clear plan for your home design? to get projects done and really start enjoying your home?
Hi there, mama! I'm so happy to meet you, and welcome you to your new home for all things DIY home design and decorating. I've been designing beautiful, family-friendly (durable and functional!) homes for women across the country through my online design services.
After launching a free Facebook community that has helped over 1,200 women find clarity and inspiration for their home design projects, and then creating a Designer-On-Call Mastermind to offer one-on-one design services to a small group- I knew there had to be a better way to help even more women create the home of their dreams.
Your "dream family home" isn't a McMansion, nor does it have to be filled with top of the line finishes and custom furniture... I've defined the 5-steps in my Design Process to allow me to create simple to follow design plans that are "on point!" (even when my clients are half way across the country).
In The DIY Home Design (Academy + Mastermind), that unique 5-step process will be the roadmap that guides our work together month-by-month. More than just access to a designer to answer questions.... the Academy is a secure portal filled with planning and organizational resources to guide your work on every space in your home, no matter which stage of design you're in!
AND- so much more personal than just a course- the Mastermind is your direct line to get feedback, advice, guidance, and inspiration for all of your DIY Design dreaming. You'll never feel alone or paralyzed by indecision in your home projects ever again.
I can't wait to feature your Before & After photos.
wondering what it will cost?
I'm committed to keeping this program affordable, accessible, and realistically priced- because I know that you're already budgeting for your design projects, new furniture, and fixtures, and painters, and pillows (oh my!)...
The support and resources of the Academy for DIY Home Design are designed to help you achieve your home design plans, make your dream home a reality- not to stretch your design budget and cause you to sacrifice your dream home.
Unlimited monthly support
for less than 1-hour of designer fees.
Working with an interior designer often will cost a portion of your overall project budget. Hourly design fees can start at $150, and climb all the way to $1,500 or more (depending on caliber and expertise of your designer). I love all of my designer friends, and have crazy-respect for their talent and their businesses.... But they're not the right fit for everyone.
You are already a DIY-er, and you don't need me to design your space top to bottom- but you DO need some direction and insight from a professional to pull your home design together so it finally makes your heart skip a beat. I'm also a WAHM, and I know the unique challenges of creating a beautiful home that also serves as your office and a daycare!
As a designer, I try to keep my services simple and accessible (depending on the size of your project), but I still felt strongly compelled to create a new way to offer support. I want to help busy WAHMs create peaceful and intentionally-designed homes that support you in every aspect of your life. (without blowing the budget on a designer who just doesn't get you...)
Want the answers to some FAQ's?
Who is the Academy for?
This program is being uniquely designed for work-at-home-moms who love to DIY, already know you want to design and decorate your home, and are ready to put some work into making your home beautiful and functional for your family.
Why is it a great deal?
Working with an interior designer will easily cost a minimum of $200 for a consultation, and design fees can reach into the $thousands$ - quickly eating up a significant portion of your project. The Academy is under $100/month for as many months as you need to work on your projects. It would take YEARS in the membership to equal the design fees you might invest in an individual designer....
How can this program help me design my home?
Alyssa will be providing design training content, guided activities, planning worksheets, and design/decorating guides to help with every project on your plate.
ALSO- the Facebook group component to the program is there every day for you to reach out and get feedback, inspiration, direction, and even personal shopping when you can't find that perfect item! Group calls every other week, and LIVE video chats in the group with Alyssa WEEKLY are there to help you nail your designs the first time and get clarity on the real reasons for your designs.
How much personal attention will I get from Alyssa?
You can chat in person with Alyssa in our group Coffee Chats and Happy Hours, weekly on Facebook LIVE design chats, and via messenger, posting and commenting in the FB group. Mon-Fri Alyssa is in the group, responding and supporting you with all of the steps in your design process. If you need additional 1-on-1 support, group members are eligible for reduced rates on design services.
Why can't I just use Google and Pinterest to design my home?
You can, but..... using Google or Pinterest to design your home is like walking into a library and asking the librarian where your personalized biography is located..... there is TOO MUCH information, and your personal touch is missing! (does that analogy work? I hope so.....)
What works for other people may not work for you.... your home and your family are unique and you deserve a space that is intentionally designed for you. Working with Alyssa in the Academy + Mastermind will help you make a plan that is customized to your home- helping you use the steps to design your home JUST LIKE an interior designer does for individual clients, but with your personal touch and customization for your family.