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.  

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

Home Staging’s Sweetest Fruit

We picked raspberries in the early morning stillness today at Rockefeller Park.   It was quiet, but steamy, and buggy. And most of the fruit closest to the trail had already been picked. But many fat, ruby-colored berries called to … Continued

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