What in the world is AB Chao Design Camp?

AB Chao Design Camp is a weekend design workshop with decorator + stylist AB Chao. At this jam-packed, super-fun camp, you'll learn everything from interior design basics to magazine-worthy styling; how to apply what you've learned to your own space; and how design can change your life. Whether you're a decorating novice or a seasoned DIY pro, camp is for everyone interested in learning fun tricks and insider tips on making your place a beautiful, happy place to be.

There will also be good snacks.

Who is AB Chao?

Anna Beth Chao is a writer who has been blogging for over ten years. She started this journey by chronicling the evolution of her 1945 Craftsman fixer-upper, and became an accidental decorator along the way, when readers began asking her to help them with their own homes. For more info on AB, see her bio here.

What will I learn at camp?

Camp is divided into two parts. On the first day, you'll learn:

•Basic principles of design

•How to create inspiration boards + layouts

•What it takes to become an extreme DIY-er

•Easy ways to choose paint, wall coverings, lighting, window treatments, furniture, art

•How to use and re-purpose existing items

•Decorating on a budget

•Decorator secrets: making it look easy

•Traditional room layouts (and why they're important)

•How to define your personal style

•When and where to bend the rules

•Putting it all together

•Tricks of the trade: how stylists do it

•How to shoot interiors

On the second day, we'll talk about how to apply what you learned on Day 1 to your own individual space. We will do that by further refining your personal style, examining problem areas, and working to correct them.

Where can I sign up?

So glad you asked. See when AB Chao Design Camp will be in your city and sign up here.