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.  

Staging FAQs: What If My Property Becomes a Tear-Down?

Welcome back to The Refreshed Homes’s Staging FAQs where pertinent questions of the day are answered in 400 words or less. “What if my property becomes a tear-down?” has come up a lot lately. My response is, “Ok, what if it does?”.  Annoying, but … Continued

Decorating FAQs: What Comes First-the Sofa or Rug?

…or the wall color, or the window treatment,  or …? Welcome back to FAQs, the series where everyone is treated to quick and specific answers to their questions about their space and their things, The Refreshed Home-style! Indeed, what comes … Continued

Decorating FAQs: What is Redesign?

A good economic indicator>Decorating FAQs are popping up all over!  Today’s question centers on a popular buzzword, “Redesign”. Written or spoken, we communicate with words. The best word choices convey nuance and details, they also attract and engage listeners when they are different, or unexpected. “Redesign” popped … Continued

Staging FAQs: What About Virtual Staging?

Staging FAQs-it’s b-a-a-a-c-k! Snappy answers to your most pressing questions about preparing your property for sale, Virtual Staging has been a hot topic lately. Essentially photo-shopping furniture/furnishings into shots of an empty room, TRH takes the position that if Virtual … Continued

The Refreshed Home: Good Cop or Bad Cop?

Good Cop/Bad Cop is a time-honored cliche, a tool used to shake up the equilibrium, and prod someone into action. The Good Cop is supportive, looking out for you; the Bad Cop says the tough things that need to be … Continued

FAQs: Does Home Staging HAVE to Include Rental Furniture?

FAQs are the most fun posts to write:  simple questions, short answers with few qualifies. This FAQ is the shortest answer yet (NO!), so will  embellish it just a wee bit.              Whether your Westchester County property is vacant or occupied, Home … Continued

POP QUIZ #5

Combining two staples of September: Renewed interest in home improvement and questions with tricky answers, the POP QUIZ series returns!  Questions could  have more than one correct answer. Give it your best before scrolling down, good luck! 1.  White walls will make … Continued

“I Don`t Know” is Not a Sales Pitch

In David Mamet’s gritty classic Glengarry Glen Ross, the air was ripe with the scent of desperation (yes, even in the movie theaters, or at home with NetFlix!) Audiences would tense and twist as one, seeing the sales pitch coming … Continued