The Refreshed Home: Before and After Pics Part One

Besides results, The Refreshed Home’s best deliverable in design and listing prep work is peace of mind…. but let’s face it, pictures start the conversation. So welcome to the inaugural…

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Marie Graham of The Refreshed Home

“What’s the Hardest Space to Work On?”

Hiring a design or home staging consultant-really, any personal service provider!- is kind of a big deal for many people. It’s easy to assume potential cost is the nexxus on…

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The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Today’s post is on both expecting, and delivering happiness. This first sentence plays to the algorithms. 🙂   Rest is for consumers and service providers alike. Inman Connects are mega-conferences for…

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On process and purpose

On Process and Purpose

At my very first RESACon ohsomany years ago, a woman named Abby Vasek was one of the keynote speakers. Process and purpose was her topic. Tall and slender, she channeled…

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Less AI, More EI

Even in our loud and noisy world, the seemingly sudden immersion of AI into our everyday lives has stood out. In February two tech-savvy guys who make a living making…

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Friend's PIVOT scene

Field Guide of Furniture Sizes for Downsizers, Buyers and Renters

New rental housing construction abounds here in southern Westchester, with New Rochelle and White Plains leading the field. Realtor (and my candidate for unofficial Mayor of White Plains) Nick Wolff…

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FAQs: Why White Walls are the Kiss of Death in Listing Photos

Selling, or looking to snazz up your Westchester County property? Believe TRH:  99% of the time, white walls are the kiss of death. Consider:  The science of it is the…

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Stagers are Starters

Stagers Are Starters

Sports professionals know the importance of starters, and of starting strong. They know it’s easier to establish and maintain their momentum than it is to overcome anothers’.  Starting players are…

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Everyone Starts Somewhere

When you work for yourself, your brain can be one big echo chamber. Keeping up with the day-to-day while trying to anticipate what’s down the pike leaves little time for introspection.

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Remember the Green Beans in 2023

Holiday cooking in Doug’s family was part revered tradition, part competitive sport.  His mom, grandmother, and inlaws: their line up of dishes, how they were made and served was all…

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Does Mom or Dad Need Help?

Holiday season 2022 it seems the fever-dream of the last 3 years has at least partially broken. More people were going places and seeing other people. Things were a lot…

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Chasing Coupons

Coupons have influenced consumers’ decisions for over 130 years. Starting with free glasses of soda and sticky stamps that got traded for toasters or dishes, vendors found this to be…

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Marie approaches her recommendations with a down-to-earth sensibility and is also a lot of fun! I have a new friend.

– Susan Sachs, Chappaqua

After Marie staged our house, we had second thoughts about leaving. Couldn't believe we live here.

– Paula and Roger, Hastings-on-Hudson

I don’t always like deferring to experts, but my investment was paid back approximately 20:1.

– Thor Mann, Croton-on-Hudson

Marie has a skill set that is professional and gentle. She removes a homeowner's stress and feeling of being overwhelmed.

– Bonnie Stein, Julia B Fee, Rye

Marie was very easy to work with. I wish we had used her expertise years ago!

– Barry Zelin, Ardsley

Marie Graham gets 5 stars from us! She was spot on in knowing exactly how our house should look for the photographs and the showings.

– Charlotte and Hal, Ardsley

Marie helped us with both selling our old home and decorating our new home. She recommends practical items of good value and is so committed to the details.

– Sandy McCormick Sleepy Hollow

I'm very thankful for Marie's excellent suggestions, from paint colors to floor finishes. We had 3 offers and sold above the asking price!

– George Casale, Bronxville

Marie is the color whisperer. We wanted totally new colors, and now our home is colorful, energizing and harmonious. Our friends comment on how welcoming and warm it is.

– Lesa Rader

She is smart, funny, engaging, with a great eye and creative ideas that we’ve implemented ourselves. I highly recommend her!

– Nan F., White Plains

She’s through and goes throught your home without judgment, providing recommendations with absolutely no pressure.

– Karen Dreher, New Rochelle