Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.  

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

Stager-ating: Updating $1M+ Houses, It’s A Thing

Staging, and Decorating: While practitioners of each insist they’re different, the line has gotten even more blurred of late with $1M+ properties for sale in Westchester County. Stager-ating:  Important aesthetic updates to get a high end house noticed, and sold is … Continued

What Your Mover Wished You Knew

OK, you’re in contract, now planning a move… OF COURSE you’re done with this already. You just want short answers to your questions, and a smooth path to your destination!  Just wanting it won’t make it happen, but meet Reid Whittemore, he can … Continued

Don’t Let Your Listing Be the Leftover Turkey!

Leftover turkey is great. Leftover listings, not so much.  The listing history of most any property is a few clicks away.  Take it from The Refreshed Home: buyers are not enticed by old listings, or properties that have lost their … Continued

Vacant Listing? Renting Furniture: A Tale of 3 Houses

Vacant listing? Chances are you’re curious… and opinionated about the prospect of renting furniture. Certainly appropriate for some situations, but this Westchester County Home Stager counsels not to consider renting furniture a starting point, a guaranteed fix, or licence to list … Continued

ODD (On-Demand Design): Not Odd, or Adversarial!

ODD: On-Demand Design is not odd, OR adversarial. Actually its user-friendly and very practical! When you work with The Refreshed Home, On-Demand Design means: First, we know each other. We’ve met, we’ve talked. There is a connection, a general meeting … Continued

Nobody Knows the Collections I’ve Seen!

Some parts of decorating and home staging are similar, but there’s probably no more divergent point than “collections.”  Being surrounded by possessions that make you happy is a beautiful thing. You’re living in your home, and it’s called decorating. When … Continued

Free Sprinkles: On Staging Kitchens and Baths

Your new car doesn’t perform better because of the pinstriping the dealer threw in. Your new socks don’t last longer because the manufacturer added an extra pair to the pack. Why is receiving a little extra something-something such a beloved … Continued