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.  

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good listing photos are the first, the last, and everything. The … Continued

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors?

How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors

The 2nd of 2 posts to support October being National Fire Prevention Month. The first reminded us not all heroes wear capes; this one asks: How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors? In December of 2008, on the last day of … Continued

Small Parts

“There are no small parts, only small actors” . The  words of  famed Russian actor, director and Konstantin Stanislavski. Russian theater’s modern founding father, his remark is thought to inspire actors to make the most of every role, every opportunity. Discouragement over … Continued

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is capability: the level of ability to process, and get something done. Familiar as IT-techno talk, but universally applicable. Why is it more palatable to accept limits on technology, but ohso hard to accept our own personal limitations? When … Continued

Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on line for the newest phone, and home buyers looking for … Continued

Does Virtual Staging Help Actual Buyers?

Virtual staging – adding, removing, improving via technology-has been around for a while.   Time improved the software, and the skills of those who use it. So….does it work? Does virtual staging help actual buyers get to yes? This home stager … Continued

FAQs: How Does It Work?

Welcome back to FAQs!  Snappy answers to your design and staging questions,  in about 300 words. “How does it work?” is really the warm-up question to the always popular  “how much do you charge?”. TRH is an independent design consultancy. I … Continued

FAQs: How Much Do You Charge?

Its the design elephant in the room. I can read the thought bubbles over a potential new clients’ head, as we exchange initial pleasantries over the phone: “How much do you charge?” .   Or from an agent I just meet: “What does … Continued