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.  

Selling? When to Stage with Rental Furniture

As a design and home staging consultantcy, The Refreshed Home’s commodities are information, objective analysis, and expertise. Whether you’re buying, selling, or staying and improving, our #1 goal is to help you make and implement your own best decisions about … Continued

Perspective is Everything

While at Parsons I came to both love and hate perspective drawing.  Appreciated and loved looking at it, dizzied and confounded trying to create it. Perspective drawing exists to give you more information. It adds depth and dimension. Its vanishing … Continued

Should We Stay, or Should We Go?

Should we stay, or should we go? 80’s British rockers The Clash (earworm alert!) gave that question a backbeat, but here in Westchester County, it’s a perpetual musing. Most common drivers: Milestones like kids nearing graduation or would-be sellers nearing … Continued

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