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Design & create a home you love

Determine your style and create an inspiring, mindful home using the same tools as the professionals, so you feel more peace, get more rest, and can be more focused.

Create Your Style | Design Your Space | Love Your Home


design academy starts

February 2, 2022

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  • You've tried to create a home that inspires, but you're still not sure...
  • You second guess yourself time and time again
  • You've spent time and energy buying things that don't work
  • You've finished a room but you're still not happy with the results

You should love your home and feel comfortable every time you walk in the door. But often, our home is filled with items that just don't fit our style or the look we really want...and determining our style can be overwhelming.




You'll get all of the essential residential design parts of an undergraduate interior design degree, compacted into a 12 week course created specifically for busy women physicians.



You'll learn:

  • Elements & Principles of Design: Learn the building blocks of interior design, like space, line, color and pattern, and how to use them
  • Programming: Questions to ask to begin planning.
  • Inspiration: Create a feeling and vision so you stay focused.
  • Space Planning: Know how to use your space, furniture placement and what items you may need.
  • Design Concepts: Create a board of colors, textures, and things you want in your new space.
  • Design Selection: Let's go shopping! How to find the right things for your new space.

Bonus Modules:

  • Application of Color in Residential Environments: A deeper dive into how to use color in your home ($49 value)
  • Fabric Mixology: Learn to mix fabric patterns and colors like a designer ($49 value)


  • Individualized feedback from me on your assignments and designs


Entire Course + Bonuses: $499

"I have not found a course prior to this one that made me feel confident enough to offer my interior design services to friends, but this one has, and I believe I can expand on this to offer services to clients. 

I’ve loved interior design from childhood but was never formally trained. It was frustrating because I wanted to know how to make a room beautiful without resorting to a lot of guesswork. After the first half of the course, I was able to look at a room and tell what was lacking and how to fix it. I could pinpoint why the room looked good. Or why it didn't. I could figure out how to fix it. Finally! Kricia gives short, clear-cut lectures that are easy to understand and apply. I have acquired a wealth of information in this short time. "

Lisa Goveas, MD

The "Interior Design Degree" for Busy Women Physicians


Register for the course by July 31st, 2021


Using the same tools as professional designers, YOU create a space you love.


Your home is designed, inspired, and mindful, giving you a welcoming place to relax and recharge.

approach your home like a designer, CREATing A HOME THAT RELAXES AND INSPIRES
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The Course

This 12-week course walks you through the exact process interior designers use to create a style that reflects you. Each week, you'll receive a new module and assignment, so it's perfectly paced so you can create your own style and home. Want to take it slower? No problem, you'll keep access to the content.
Your creativity will bloom as you use lighting, color, texture, and design to creating a home for you to relax and recharge.

Part 1: The Design Basics

Learning the elements and principles of design, you'll have the most important tools you need to train your design eye and look at things in an entirely different way.

These are the skills that separate a designer from a

You'll get individualized feedback from me on your module assignments.  As you progress through this part of the course you'll start to notice that you are looking at things differently. You'll start to know what works, what doesn't and why.


Part 1: The Design Basics

Module 1: The Elements of Design I - Space, Line, Form

Module 2: The Elements of Design II - Texture, Pattern, Color, Light

Module 3: The Principles of Design I - Scale & Proportion, Balance

Module 4: The Principles of Design II - Rhythm, Emphasis, Harmony

Module 5: Lighting

Module 6: Color

woman drawing a floor plan

Part 2: The Design Process

The Design Process will teach you the process that designers use for every project, and you'll learn how to apply it to your home.

You'll learn the important questions to consider before starting your project, how to find inspiration and organize your ideas so that you don't get overwhelmed. Using those ideas, you will learn about floor plans, how to arrange furniture, and how to solve common space problems.

Finally, create a focused design concept so that shopping becomes easy. During this section of the course, you will apply each of these steps to one room in your home, so you can design and see your success. And...you'll get individualized feedback from me throughout the process!

Part 2: The Design Process

Module 7: The Design Process

Module 8: Programming

Module 9: Finding Inspiration

Module 10: Space Planning

Module 11: Design Concept

Module 12: Design Selections


Design Q & A Calls: Three Zoom-based Q & A calls where you can ask me questions about all content and assignments.

Application of Color in Residential Environments: A deeper dive into how to use color in your own home. ($49 value)

Fabric Mixology: Learn to mix and match fabric patterns and colors like a designer ($49 value)


Entire Course Plus Bonuses: $499




Class starts August 2, 2021!


"To anyone on the fence about taking this course, definitely do it!! It has been so valuable. I definitely feel more confident designing my own home.

Before taking Design Academy, I was overwhelmed not knowing where to start. But this course gave me step by step guide on how to design a space.  I've been able to pick out things I see on Pinterest or Instagram that I wouldn't have noticed before, and I've been able to design a living room for my mother!"

Krysta Johns-Keating, MD

Hi! I'm Kricia Palmer M.D., ALLIED ASID

As a physician, your day is non-stop. When you head home, you want to put your feet up and relax, but often home doesn't feel as inviting as you want or need it to be. Often our home is a hodge-podge of design with items we inherited and new pieces we love.

Your home should feel welcoming, organized, reflecting your style and creativity so that you can relax and recharge.

As a physician, wife, and mom, I understand how crazy clinic days can be and how much you want your home to reflect your style so you can relax and recharge, but the chaos at home only adds to our already stress and cluttered mind. Becoming an interior designer and certified life coach allows me to help other women physicians who want to be creative and want to eliminate clutter physically and mentally but just didn't know-how.

By working through this mini-course or by taking one of the other design courses, you can design your home to be aesthetically pleasing and reflecting your style while bringing peace and joy to your home and daily life.

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