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End of Summer 2018: Search for Fun and Meaning

Originally published August 2014, refreshed and reposted for 2018 Remember that white-hot and very worthwhile Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014?  The way it exploded confirmed many of us – famous or not – search for fun and meaning  this time of year. As part … Continued

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is.   On-Demand Design gets things done by way of an open-ended agreement. There is no long-term commitment.  Simply, clients … Continued

What’s Wrong with These Listing Photos?

HGTV never talks about listing photos.  After 26 minutes of semi-drama, buyers magically show up at Open Houses. Truth is, listing photos are EVERYTHING, they will make or break a listing. Sellers and agents who can see things as buyers … Continued

7 Days a Week: Westchester County NY Farmer Markets

7 Days a Week: Westchester County NY Farmers Markets

Anyone else been antsy, waiting for those first real harbingers of spring to pop up? Am speaking of course, of Farmers Markets! And with Scarsdale’s newly re-opened market, you can buy goods directly from local farmers and vendors 7 days … Continued

Designing With, and For Taurus

You might be more curious than a believer, but here’s a fun look at this sign: their decision style, and the decor ideas they stars say they’ll love.   Taurus (April 21-May 20) is represented by the Bull. An Earth sign, … Continued

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in the Age of Yanny or Laurel

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in an Age of Yanny or Laurel

Yanny…or Laurel?  Split…or colonial?  Homefinder apps have changed real estate forever.  Instant, and voluminous amounts of information pumped into smartphones has compressed-and some argue, distorted-buyers’ assessment of online listings. For some, viewing leans to sport. The Dress (ancient history) and … Continued