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.  

Accessories in Home Staging: Creative is the New Sizzle

While it’s provenance is uncertain, the validity of it’s logic is not: It is the sizzle that seals the deal, not the steak.  Accessories have always brought the sizzle to our homes, except now creative is the new sizzle. Aside from hearing a … Continued

What’s New in My Staging Kit?

OK, I know it’s been a while-I’ve been very busy!-but here’s the latest new addition to my Staging Kit that will absolutely put money in your pocket. According to the just-released National Association of Realtors 2013 Profile of Buyer’s Home Feature Preferences, … Continued

What’s BIG in My Staging Kit This Week

Client advocacy was one of the earliest founding principles of The Refreshed Home. Even before the company was named, which was long before I even heard of BNI-I knew providing solid, quality referrals without fee, or other vested interest was … Continued

What’s New In My Staging Kit?

What’s New In My Staging Kit? We know that buyers typically know in less than a minute if a property is going to be on their short list or not.  And here in Westchester, there have been anywhere from 41 … Continued

What’s New In My Staging Kit This Week?

The value of my new find is marginal as far as buyers are concerned, it really speaks to sellers.  And this holiday weekend, where many of us are visiting/sitting in/sleeping in different places, it’s a perfect time to share this.  Had seen this … Continued

What’s New In My Staging Kit This Week?

What’s New In My Staging Kit This Week? Whenever I ‘find’ anything new/different-or think of something unusual that really does a great job at helping me do my job, I always like to share it. Nothing extraordinary, just simple things that … Continued

How To Clean Soot Off A Fireplace Surround

How to Clean Soot Off A Fireplace Surround  Sooty fireplaces are yucky. If you are staying, at summer’s end,  many homeowners find themselves looking at their home interiors with new eyes, as they make plans for spending more time indoors. If … Continued

What’s New In My Staging Kit This Week?

What’s New In My Staging Kit This Week?    Got pets?  How about pets that hang out on the furniture?  Or rub up against your legs…or the drapes? Get some of these. Evercare Magik Brush.  $4.00 at BBB, but available … Continued

Why Color Sells

We’ve all heard that saying…but do you know why? More importantly, do you want know how it can help sell your house?  There are three parts to the equation, the  first being that the eye is drawn to color and light.  Always, and immediately. It … Continued