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.  

Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on line for the newest phone, and home buyers looking for … Continued

Does Virtual Staging Help Actual Buyers?

Virtual staging – adding, removing, improving via technology-has been around for a while.   Time improved the software, and the skills of those who use it. So….does it work? Does virtual staging help actual buyers get to yes? This home stager … Continued

Design Trends (So Far) for 2019

The Thanksgiving turkey was not yet picked clean when the first announcement landed, and they kept coming: paint companies and color forecasters’ picks for their 2019 Color of the Year. Since then, those of us in the design trade have … Continued

For Builders and Flippers: RESOLVED for 2019

The Refreshed Home LOVES working with builders and flippers!    The folks whose hands get things done-they know a lot of stuff. Also-no one can implement the cool and best things for less cost. BUT…. We can’t all be good … Continued

Staying or Selling: Best Updates for Your Raised Ranch

The Refreshed Home advises homeowners, buyers, sellers and flippers on how to best improve and update their properties. This is the first of a series on how to update different style properties.  Raised ranch houses are one-story, set on a raised/partially above … Continued

DEEP BLUES are the New Gray!

Deep Blues are the New Gray

Yes, it’s true! For all the reasons we’ve loved the polished gray palette…and ALSO for all the reasons it’s feeling a bit sleepy now,  Deep blues are the New Gray! One of 4 colors chosen for 2019 at  Milan Design Week  earlier … Continued

Got Books? Know Dave!

Book collecting is arguably one of the more romantic pursuits.  Trade chatter points out ebooks (sales way down) and audio books (sales way up) have not dulled the demand for the hand-held printed word. “A book has got smell. A … Continued

FAQs: How Does It Work?

Welcome back to FAQs!  Snappy answers to your design and staging questions,  in about 300 words. “How does it work?” is really the warm-up question to the always popular  “how much do you charge?”. TRH is an independent design consultancy. I … Continued