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.  

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

Aspirational Photos: A Step Beyond Wow

Look at enough of anything, the differences blur, and they all start looking the same.  Experience enough of something, the wow dulls, and nothing registers beyond ordinary.  Sensory overload, it happens with the coolest shoes, the best chocolate brownie, or … Continued

Want a Quick Answer on Home Staging Costs?

Want a quick answer on Home Staging costs? OK, I’ve got a few: 1-1.5% of list price $500-750 +/- per room per month $___ per square foot I don’t know What? Not helpful?!? Ohhhh…..your house is different? You ask if … Continued

Naughty Listing Photo Fails #10: Sprawl

Listing photos quickly present the look and story of a property, so interested/qualified buyers show up, putting sellers on the path to sell quickly and well.  But be careful of how much information your photos convey! Listing photos that tell the … Continued

‘Supernatural’ : More Fun for Real Estate Pros

Sexy sells, but PG-it down with some clever, over-the-top or wink-and-a-nod humor, you widen your audience. Do it once, cool!  Do it again, and aim it at a market hungry to stand out-BOOM! Evidence: Supernatural,  Carly Rae Jepson’s latest video. … Continued

Gauging Home Staging Success

“A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” In his 1709  Essay on Criticism, poet Alexander Pope cautioned against the shallow or casual sampling of information, advising instead to either avoid it, or drink deeply. The Refreshed Home … Continued