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.  

Top 2020 Best-Of Lists

We like the succinctness of recapping and synopsises, and also closure.  Best-Of Lists are a year-end staple, and 2020 has provided lots to assess, rate, and otherwise notice. Anyone have ZOOM on their most-downloaded app Bingo card in January? Or notice … Continued

Consults for a Cause January 2021: Hearts to Homes

Consults for a Cause

When your space is “right”-and that means whatever’s right for you-good things can happen. Your entire being is supported, and your energy is freed up to go out and do wonderful things in the world. Helping make a home right … Continued

Stagers Are Starters

Stagers are Starters

Of all the major sports, baseball is the only one whose players can’t come in and out of the game.  You’re in the game, til you come out. And once you’re out, you stay out. No back and forth. The … Continued

Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start somewhere

In the early 1930’s Soichiro Honda was a mechanic who worked on race cars. His first company made piston rings. After a few bumps, he got a big contract with Toyota. but quickly lost it because his products were poor … Continued

Second First Dates

Second first dates

Twenty-eight years ago tonight I had a second first date with my now husband. We saw the movie Sneakers. Loved it!  Discovered he was a good kisser (!!). We were engaged 7 months later, married 10 months after that, and … Continued

(Un) Official (Sub)Urban Design Dictionary

Experience gives you insight, a way of explaining things and the right to opinions. This month, as I begin a(nother) decade in this crazy-wonderful business, here are some of the things clients of The Refreshed Home have gotten used to … Continued

What is Worth?

What is Worth

What is worth? Instantaneously our head is full of thoughts and visions, usually reflective of recent, or powerful, milestones or circumstances. What we-or someone else-paid…. or didn’t pay.  How something mattered so deeply…or so little. Bottom line, our impressions of worth … Continued