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.  

What Does Luxury Look Like in 2020?

Those of us in higher-end goods and services know the word luxury is not the buyer-nip it used to be. In my fields of design and home staging, I have a front-row seat. I see what buyers choose…what they under-value, … Continued

Function First When Choosing Window Treatments

WINDOW TREATMENTS. Is that phrase like nails on your mental chalkboard? Relax, “window treatments” don’t mean “drapes”. Voluminous yardage, fringe, tassels and the like are yours only if you insist. And we’ll always have Carol Burnett’s “Went With The Wind” … 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

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

Take Fire Prevention a Step Further

Take FIre Prevention a Step Further

In support of National Fire Prevention Week this is the first of two posts on fire prevention, and fire safety. Fire Prevention Week/Month is traditionally this time of year, but front of mind awareness of fire prevention and fire safety … Continued

Cooling on Grays? Working with, and Changing Them Up

Avoiding Paint Color Regret

Like a lowland fog, grays gradually rolled onto our collective palette a number of years back. And so enamored were we!! Crisp and polished, we couldn’t get enough. Until we actually did get enough. Even  waaay more than enough. So-grayed-out, … 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

End of Summer 2018: Search for Fun and Meaning

Originally published August 2014, refreshed and reposted for 2018 Remember that white-hot and very worthwhile Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014?  The way it exploded confirmed many of us search for fun and meaning  this time of year. As part of my end … Continued

7 Days a Week: Westchester County NY Farmer Markets

7 Days a Week: Westchester County NY Farmers Markets

Anyone else been antsy, waiting for those first real harbingers of spring to pop up? Am speaking of course, of Farmers Markets! And with Scarsdale’s newly re-opened market, you can buy goods directly from local farmers and vendors 7 days … Continued