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.  

New isn’t Normal

New can be a lot of things, but it isn’t normal.  New is different. It catches our attention. With new, we experience or process something we haven’t been faced with before. Funny or scary; exciting, inspiring, surprising, or off-putting, new … Continued

The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Today’s post is on both expecting, and delivering happiness.  This first sentence is to entertain the algorithms. 🙂   Rest is for consumers and service providers alike. If anything, the last few years have highlighted the value of choosing well, and … Continued

Perspective is Everything

While at Parsons I came to both love and hate perspective drawing.  Appreciated and loved looking at it, dizzied and confounded trying to create it. Perspective drawing exists to give you more information. It adds depth and dimension. Its vanishing … Continued

The Ins and Outs of Buyer Consults

If you’ve ever had to show, or were shown an outdated or over-personalized property you wished for this. If you’ve ever listed, or tried to sell a property that was quirky, unconventional or otherwise unexpected you wanted this. If you … Continued

“You Made Us See It”

His name was Horace. He was the regional manager I interviewed with for my first design job. I was young and fearless, and made the appointment on a dare. I had had no real experience, and maybe 3 elective design … Continued

15 Stager Jedi Mind-Tricks for Realtors

Jedi mind-tricks are suggestions that’d typically be resisted, but are acted upon when Jedi has the Force with them. Home sellers know about staging, but they expect you to know more.  Sellers also need to participate in their own success, … Continued

I’ll Ping You

I'll ping you

The conversation ended between two accomplished professionals with one saying “I’ll ping you”.  Had it been between two IT colleagues, or other tech-savvy folks there would’ve been a nod and a smile from the other. But it was a conversation … Continued

Change Happens

change happens

“Can you BELIEVE this??” my husband thundered from upstairs. “UNBELIEVABLE!!” Doug has a deep voice, but does not typically “thunder”.  So I ran upstairs. The subject of his ire? A new can of Barbasol shaving cream. Yes, the shaving cream … Continued

…and the Oscar Goes to-WHOOPS!!

Originally published February 28, 2018, updated and re-published March 20, 2022 Oscar time of year always makes me think of the year we all were speaking in half-sentences afterward: “Did you see…?”, “Can you believe…?” , “What the heck …?”,  … Continued