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.  

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

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