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.  

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

”It’s Only Weird if it Doesn`t Work”

“It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work”. This has been the second NFL season this tag line has been reverberating through millions of homes. Mis-matched socks, assorted rituals and talismans, and let’s not forget the dreaded QUINOA BURGER.  And this summer  “Fear the … Continued

Words Matter: Re-Thinking ‘De-Personalize’

Words matter, and the right one is priceless. Have written about ‘Staging’ (vs ‘preparing’– several times, in fact), but today let’s re-think ‘de-personalize’. ‘What do you know about Home Staging?’ is how I start out my Home Staging classes. ‘De-personalize’ usually come … Continued

Word of the Week: CONSTRUCTIVE

Welcome back to Word of the Week!  Using the same words all the time because they come easily are lost opportunities, each and every time.  When you use a truly right-but maybe unexpected-word, listeners really hear what you say.  They can … Continued

Word of the Week: RESPONSIVE

After a bit of hiatus, Word of the Week has returned. SO many good, underused words out there, SO little time, so getting right to it, this Word of the Week is RESPONSIVE. There are several reasons I like this word. RESPONSIVE … Continued

Are You in the NICE and PRETTY Rut? Try Out OneLook

Communication skills are one of the things that set us apart in in life and business; vocabulary is one aspect. Unexpected words elevate the message. They add interest and nuance, and help the message be heard more effectively. I personally … Continued

Word of the Week: SHEPHERD

The right word clarifies and elevates the  message, as well as the speaker. Good speakers know the right words engage, and bond their audience to them, as well as their message.   I have chosen SHEPHERD as this edition’s Word of the … Continued

Word of the Week: COMPELLING

There are so many effective words out there to choose from, but like our favorite jeans, out of habit, we can just keep reaching for the same ones over and over again. Word of the Week series is not about overly scholarly, out … Continued

Word of the Week: INDECISION

Word of the Week:  INDECISION Came across this picture this week, and after the initial giggles-yes, the cold ocean waves of the Cape are always are on my mind this time of year-I really looked at this photo. WOW, what … Continued