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.  

COTY 2022: Will the Design Community EVER be Happy?

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 flying past snowballs in hell while holding their breath today: all the major paint … 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

What to Expect From Pre-Listing Consults

What to Expect from a Pre Listing Consult

Working with a home staging professional might seem foreign or frivolous, especially if you’re a DIY-er at heart.  But good news, no-strings-attached, pre-listing consults has been a business model that’s been quietly flourishing for some time. Consults assess, prioritize, and … Continued

Some of My Best Friends Are Analogies

Good communication isn’t about quantity, volume, or fancy words. It’s knowing how to have a point or idea resonate and be memorable. And sometimes it’s about finding kinder ways to say hard things.  That’s why analogies are this Westchester County’s … Continued

Consults for a Cause August 2021: IFCA

Bettering lives by bettering spaces is as close to my heart as my hometown of Ossining.  IFCA being August’s Consults for a Cause designated charity was an easy choice. The epitome of a grass-roots organization, Interfaith Council for Action has been … Continued