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.  

Nobody Knows the Collections I’ve Seen!

Some parts of decorating and home staging are similar, but there’s probably no more divergent point than “collections.”  Being surrounded by possessions that make you happy is a beautiful thing. You’re living in your home, and it’s called decorating. When … Continued

Giving Thanks, and Being the Change

There is lot going on the world these days.  Many hearts are ohso heavy, and the ongoing,  omnipresent ‘updates’ magnify the sorrow. Dismiss the ‘there has always been great discord, social media just lets us see it more now’ argument-it … Continued

Home Staging’s Sweetest Fruit

We picked raspberries in the early morning stillness today at Rockefeller Park.   It was quiet, but steamy, and buggy; most of the fruit closest to the trail had already been picked. But many fat, ruby-colored berries called to me … Continued

Have You Made Your Labor Day Resolutions Yet?

Originally published in September 2012, updated yearly Many Labor Days ago (before everything was online) I remember reading an op-ed piece in the NYT, exploring why Labor Day would make a better New Years Day. Don’t ask me where my … Continued

What (Else) to Do in the Rest of Summer 2013

Hear that tick-tick-tick?  YUP, it’s Summer 2013 winding down.   In May, the promise of summer stretched out in front of us, as bright as the sun, and as far as they eye could see. But now, with only three weeks til Labor Day, you may be inclined … Continued

Think of The Refreshed Home as Your New i-Whatever

When you got your last electronic gadget, did you just take it out of the box, and start using it? Well, you probably wanted to. Maybe you even tried to. But new model have different programs and capabilities. Even early-adapters … Continued

It Will Be a Long Winter

161 games over six months, and for 3 teams in the Active Rain Baseball Junkies Fantasy Baseball League, it all comes down to tonight. The lead has see-sawed back and forth for the last two weeks. This morning when we … Continued