How It Works

Most have never worked with a designer or home stager. You may have read or heard things or had a TV show plant a seed in your mind. But you wonder, really, how does it work?

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How I Lost 12 Pounds in 2 Hours

There’s learning you understand in your brain. Then there is learning you get in your whole being.  And then there is learning when your brain opens up and there’s huge…

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9 Songs to Hum in The Pursuit of Happiness

This Fourth of July am thinking a lot about the pursuit of happiness. Two separate thoughts really….the process of pursuing happiness, and the right to do so. I automatically default…

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Hug the Cactus

Hug the Cactus

Robust advice on how to do almost anything is 2 clicks away for most of us. From keto recipes and building stuff to makeup and parenting tips, a lot of…

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Where to go. what to do in Westchester

Summer 2023: Where to Go, What to Do in Westchester County

  Ahhhh, we made it, it’s summer! A magical time of longer days, big skies, and the magical twinkling of lightning bugs. Westchester County offers a tremendous amount of choices…

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reupholster or buy new?

Reupholster, or Buy New?

One question I get from both design and staging clients is about re-upholstery. A favorite piece has seen better days. The fabric is outdated or worn, or it’s just been…

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The Refreshed Home: Before and After Pics Part One

Besides results, The Refreshed Home’s best deliverable in design and listing prep work is peace of mind…. but let’s face it, pictures start the conversation. So welcome to the inaugural…

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Marie Graham of The Refreshed Home

“What’s the Hardest Space You’ve Ever Worked On?”

Hiring a design or home staging consultant-really any kind of specialized personal service provider- is kind of a big deal for many people. It’s unfamiliar territory, and a lot of…

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Buying Upholstery: Part One

Buying upholstery?  Measurable things like how it’s made and how much it costs get the most press. We’re fluent in color and style, yet still hesitate or stall. Sound familiar?…

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The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Ever try to explain happiness? Simple, complex, and intensely unique; its process and manifestations are different for everyone. It’s usually easier to choose happiness or express displeasure when the mark…

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Marie approaches her recommendations with a down-to-earth sensibility and is also a lot of fun! I have a new friend.

– Susan Sachs, Chappaqua

After Marie staged our house, we had second thoughts about leaving. Couldn't believe we live here.

– Paula and Roger, Hastings-on-Hudson

I don’t always like deferring to experts, but my investment was paid back approximately 20:1.

– Thor Mann, Croton-on-Hudson

Marie has a skill set that is professional and gentle. She removes a homeowner's stress and feeling of being overwhelmed.

– Bonnie Stein, Julia B Fee, Rye

Marie was very easy to work with. I wish we had used her expertise years ago!

– Barry Zelin, Ardsley

Marie Graham gets 5 stars from us! She was spot on in knowing exactly how our house should look for the photographs and the showings.

– Charlotte and Hal, Ardsley

Marie helped us with both selling our old home and decorating our new home. She recommends practical items of good value and is so committed to the details.

– Sandy McCormick Sleepy Hollow

I'm very thankful for Marie's excellent suggestions, from paint colors to floor finishes. We had 3 offers and sold above the asking price!

– George Casale, Bronxville

Marie is the color whisperer. We wanted totally new colors, and now our home is colorful, energizing and harmonious. Our friends comment on how welcoming and warm it is.

– Lesa Rader

She is smart, funny, engaging, with a great eye and creative ideas that we’ve implemented ourselves. I highly recommend her!

– Nan F., White Plains

She’s through and goes throught your home without judgment, providing recommendations with absolutely no pressure.

– Karen Dreher, New Rochelle