Meet your Mentor:

Janet Parrella-van den Berg

Founder of White & Faded, and author of Beauty Restored. Janet’s work has been featured in some of the top international design magazines including Romantic Homes, Reclaim, 25 Beautiful Homes, plus many more. With extensive experience in interior design, Janet has the ability to transform what many would write off as being a piece of trash, into a treasure fit for royals. The beauty of it is, that you too can start with a thrift store or a flee shop find, even something you pick up on the side of the road and transform it into something magnificent! Janet loves taking daunting tasks and making them doable. She also loves watching as the value of a product increases dramatically becoming a treasure you can pass down to further generations or make an income, selling it for profit!

As Seen In

Our latest upholstery course!

Find our step-by-step tutorial of how to restore a mid-century chair

Watch Intro Video


Our Online Courses Include:

  • In-depth tutorials with the talented Janet Parrella-van den Berg as she takes you step by step through each project

  • Interactive learning experience

  • The opportunity to start & finish a design project, while honing your craft.

How many years have you been saying, 

“One day I will learn how to restore that,” and the project sits, or the opportunity is passed by?

"One days" can keep us from doing what we’re capable of today! 


You may look at other designers and think, I can’t do that. It’s beyond me. 

We ALL have to start somewhere, & many can attest that Janet takes intimidating projects and breaks them down into simple steps. 

"LOVE your tutorials! They always make a daunting job doable..."


Even if you’re advanced in your restoration skills, it’s easy to fall into the “one day” mentality. A little pressure to get a project done, and a community to spur you on can help you finish long awaited projects! 



Pass a treasure down as an heirloom or sell it and make a profit doing what you love!


    You can complete these courses at your own pace, skipping back and forth between lessons as you wish!




    You'll receive a list of all the tools you need. (With our newest course you will also receive an additional guide to support your learning even further)


  • What is the difference between our previous LIVE Challenges and an online course?

    The 'Previously LIVE Challenges' give you an opportunity to watch Janet Parrella-van den Berg's training in the midst of an encouraging & interactive community all while working on a project of your own. ---- An online course is created to provide in-depth teaching with bite-sized chapters where you can skip back and forth at your own pace, with onscreen tips and an additional PDF to assist your learning.

  • Do I get information of what tools I need for each course?

    Yes, absolutely! Each course will have a breakdown of the tools you will need.

  • Do I need to be experienced?

    Our courses range from beginner to intermediate level, our aim is that you have FUN!

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