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.  

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

Consults for a Cause, October 2020: Feeding Westchester

Consults for a Cause: Feeding Westchester

October 2020’s Consults for a Cause beneficiary is Feeding Westchester.  Known as the Food Bank of Westchester when it first opened its doors three decades ago, Feeding Westchester has both refined and expanded as the years have passed. Pre-COVID the … Continued

Announcing Consults for a Cause

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.   ~Maya Angelou “Home” shapes us profoundly. Spaces that support and serve us has always been the cornerstone … 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

There Will Always Be Deadlines

There WIll Always Be Deadlines

Like death and taxes, there will always be deadlines.  Deadlines aren’t bad, it’s how things get done. Some irrefutable or unavoidable, but many self-imposed-and often mutable. Structure is helpful. But speaking to you long-time Westchester County homeowners who’ve danced with … Continued