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.  

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

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

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

Time to Vote for Westchester’s Best Home Stager!

Regular readers know The Refreshed Home was voted Westchester’s Best Home Stager this year by the readers of Westchester Magazine…now it’s time to defend this title! Ballots are out for 2020’s Best of Westchester contest.  Can I count on your … Continued

Shopping Westchester: Great Gifts Right Under Your Nose

You’ve got a list…and the wish to find special gifts. Shopping Westchester would be AWESOME….but time is fleeting, and your laptop is beckoning. WAIT! Before you fill an online cart with whatever’s trending, consider a gift card for a local … Continued

Get Out!!

Get Out!!

GET OUT!! Who knew the best advice to characters in a horror movie would be the same advice to help those trying to clear out or lighten up their space??  GET OUT!! We scream, mouth (or yell) at it the … Continued