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.  

Staging Co-ops and Condos, Part One

Staging Co-ops and Condos

Staged co-ops and condos seems oxymoronic in Westchester’s hot real estate market, right? I mean, buyers are not spending a lot of money. And if they’re not happy, they should be able to use their imagination. Right?? Welcome to TRH’s … Continued

”It’s Only Weird if it Doesn`t Work”

Its Only Weird if It Doesn't Work

Originally published in January 2014, updated and re-published October 2021 Because we are $*&?!! in the middle of some sports season “It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work”. This is the 2nd NFL season this commercial has been reverberating through … Continued

What to Expect From Pre-Listing Consults

What to Expect from a Pre Listing Consult

Working with a home staging professional might seem foreign or frivolous, especially if you’re a DIY-er at heart.  But good news, no-strings-attached, pre-listing consults has been a business model that’s been quietly flourishing for some time. Consults assess, prioritize, and … Continued

Real Estate Myths for $1000 Please

Deadlines are not bad. For many of us, having structure and accountability is how we get things done. But there will always be deadlines. And I suggest creating artificial, anecdotal, or unrealistic ones can backfire. In real estate circles, many … Continued

Clever or Cool Isn’t Enough

A multi-pack of facial tissues was on my shopping list. The office supply company’s in-house brand was the same price as the tried-and-true brand. But the latter was more eye-catching. Brightly colored and witty was a bonus, right?. No one … Continued

Second First Dates

Second first dates

Twenty-eight years ago tonight I had a second first date with my now- husband Doug.  Our official first date was 6 weeks prior, and it didn’t go so well. He was very sweet, but I was processing some difficult personal … Continued