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.  

Real Estate Myths for $1000 Please

Deadlines are not bad. For many of us, having structure and accountability is how we get things done. But there will always be deadlines. And I suggest creating artificial, anecdotal, or unrealistic ones can backfire. In real estate circles, many … Continued

Creating, and Delivering on Expectations

A multi-pack of facial tissues was on my shopping list. The tried and true brand at the office supply store was the same price as the in-house brand with the amusing packages. I assumed witty was a bonus. No one … Continued

There’s No Free Lunch

No free lunch

There’s no free lunch. True in 1800s pubs, true today.  In the staging business you can assume any of the following to be true if you hear the word free consult: Someone else  is underwriting the cost of an expert’s … Continued

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

Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start 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. It’s easy to lose perspective. My husband was buying … 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

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