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 Co-ops and Condos, Part One

Staging Co-ops and Condos

Staged co-ops and condos seems oxymoronic in Westchester’s hot real estate market, right? I mean, buyers are not spending a lot of money. And if they’re not happy, they should be able to use their imagination. Right?? Welcome to TRH’s … Continued

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

Decorating or redesign in your future?  Maybe a new space, or just want a new look, but you’re hitting a wall. The design shows, social media, et al make it look so easy….but where, and how do *you* start??  Would … Continued

COTY 2022: Will the Design Community EVER be Happy?

Sherwin WIlliams Evergreen Fog 2022 COTY

When pigs fly. A cold day in hell. Don’t hold your breath. Etc. You’ve heard them all, idioms relating to highly improbable events. Well, pigs are zooming past snowballs in hell while holding their breath today: all the major paint … Continued

”It’s Only Weird if it Doesn`t Work”

Its Only Weird if It Doesn't Work

Originally published in January 2014, updated and re-published October 2021 Because we are $*&?!! in the middle of some sports season “It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work”. This is the 2nd NFL season this commercial has been reverberating through … Continued

What We Want, What We Really, Really Want

What you want, what you really really want

Our spaces are personal, and in these minimalist days, what we choose to surround ourselves with matters. 40 years in the people/space/stuff business I know what we want, what we really really want (and why we want it) is rooted … Continued

Thank You Nandi Bushell

Last year I saw a cool video. OK, it was one of many, but this one really stayed with me. A young girl, banging the hell out of her drum kit covering Foo FIghter’s “Everlong”. Her joy, passion, and confidence … Continued

Color 101

The Refreshed Home Conservatory AFTER

If you live in the northeast, chances are good you spent a bunch of time this weekend checking out Henri with graphics that looked like this. Meteorologists rely on color to quickly get your attention and have you remember important … Continued

UPDATED: Donating and Thrifting in Westchester County

Many of us enjoy the yin-yang of donating and thrifting. Clearing out some things, supporting a good cause, acquiring new treasures, usually for a pretty good price-it’s green and economical.  What’s not to love? COVID has complicated everything. Today is … Continued