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.  

Change Happens

change happens

“Can you BELIEVE this??” my husband thundered from upstairs. “UNBELIEVABLE!!” Doug has a deep voice, but does not typically “thunder”.  So I ran upstairs. The subject of his ire? A new can of Barbasol shaving cream. Yes, the shaving cream … 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

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

Decorating or redesign in your future?  Maybe a new space, or just want a new look, but you’re hitting a wall. The design shows, social media, et al make it look so easy….but where, and how do *you* start??  Would … 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

There’s No Free Lunch

No free lunch

There’s no free lunch. True in 1800s pubs, true today.  In the staging business you can assume any of the following to be true if you hear the word free consult: Someone else  is underwriting the cost of an expert’s … Continued

Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start somewhere

When you work for yourself, your brain can be one big echo chamber. Keeping up with the day-to-day while trying to anticipate what’s down the pike leaves little time for introspection. It’s easy to lose perspective. My husband was buying … Continued

Announcing Consults for a Cause

Originally published in Septemeber 2020, this post is updated with every new campaign. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.   ~Maya Angelou “Home” shapes … Continued