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.  

What Good Service Looks Like

Regular readers, clients, and their agents know yellow pansies are a hallmark of TRH’s staged properties in early spring. Hardy, cheerful and photogenic, a heads-up for agents and their buyers that these sellers took their part of things seriously. For … Continued

If You Hit a Wall, Paint It

Entering the 4th week of staying at home you’ve probably run out of distractions. You’ve done the fun stuff, the stuff that was needed, and probably even have done or learned a few new things. But now you’re feeling unfocused, … Continued

Plan B: Redesign and Home Staging E-Consults

OK, so many typical activities that go into the listing, showing, buying and selling of real estate have (rightfully) been restricted.  While moving toward easing up, much will be re-examined and re-invented long after COVID has been vanquished. So let’s … Continued

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Many years ago, in the middle of my corporate design career I was wooed away, and for a brief time I sold Mercedes-Benz cars. As part of  training, went to the Lime Rock racetrack in Connecticut. There’s a driving school … Continued

Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Did you know in Westchester County, half the houses were built in the mid-1960s or earlier?  Capes, colonials, farmhouses and Tudors of course. And almost as many split levels and raised ranches, with a bunch of moderns and bungalows, just … Continued

Be the Let It Go! Elsa

Marie Kondo’s urging divestiture of unnecessary possessions is always a good lead-in for home stagers, but today’s inspiration comes from the story of Disney’s Princess Elsa. Her inadvertent actions hurt others, and the well-intentioned efforts were not received so well … Continued

What Does Luxury Look Like in 2020?

Those of us in higher-end goods and services know the word luxury is not the buyer-nip it used to be. In my fields of design and home staging, I have a front-row seat. I see what buyers choose…what they under-value, … Continued