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.  

2021 and 2022: Connecting the Dots

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them by looking backward” ~Steve Jobs 2021 was a vigorous year for Westchester County real estate. Sellers did well. Buyers were more measured as they persevered. Agents and trades … 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

Why Bother Staging in a Hot Market?

“There were ____ showings!” “They got ___  offers” “Buyer waived the ____ contingency” “Contracts were signed in ____ days!” “It went for ____ over ask” Fill in the blanks any way you want. Chances are good someone you know will … Continued

Announcing Consults for a Cause

Originally published in Septemeber 2020, this post is updated with every new campaign. 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 … 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

What Good Service Looks Like

Regular readers, clients, and their agents know yellow pansies are a hallmark of TRH’s staged properties in early spring. Hardy, cheerful and photogenic, a heads-up for agents and their buyers that these sellers took their part of things seriously. For … Continued

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Many years ago, in the middle of my corporate design career I was wooed away, and for a brief time I sold Mercedes-Benz cars. As part of  training, went to the Lime Rock racetrack in Connecticut. There’s a driving school … Continued