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.  

Lighting, Light Bulbs, Paint Colors and You

Getting ready to paint? Might want to check out your light bulbs first.  Paint colors and lighting are intertwined; always my first consideration in design and staging consults. Paint color anchors a room, and nothing determines how paint color reads … Continued

It Was a Very Good Week for TRH’s Clients

This has been a very good week for staging clients of The Refreshed Home. Through Wednesday, 4 properties closed.  One was a condo, a full-ask, cash sale. The other 3 were occupied single family properties. 2 also got full ask, … Continued

Other Paths to Buying, Part Two

We are busy creatures of habit. Automatically buying the same peanut butter won’t impact our lives terribly. But our stuff and needs, our taste and finances change, but so does the world!  Decisions about the what and why of our … Continued

Ironing Linen

Ironing Linen

My favorite linen blouse was wavier than I wanted for this first meeting with a new client.  Going for a polished appearance, I reached for a familiar solution. Waiting for the iron to heat up, found myself asking why. It’s … Continued

Small Parts

“There are no small parts, only small actors” . The  words of  famed Russian actor, director and Konstantin Stanislavski. Russian theater’s modern founding father, his remark is thought to inspire actors to make the most of every role, every opportunity. Discouragement over … Continued

Great Expectations

Expectations or perceptions may be hard to articulate, but being disappointed is not. Sometimes it’s only after being disappointed that we’re aware of what our expectations or perceptions were. Disappointment isn’t fatal, but it’s relative to what you expect, and … Continued

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is capability: the level of ability to process, and get something done. Familiar as IT-techno talk, but universally applicable. Why is it more palatable to accept limits on technology, but ohso hard to accept our own personal limitations? When … Continued