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.  

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is.   On-Demand Design gets things done by way of an open-ended agreement. There is no long-term commitment.  Simply, clients … Continued

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in the Age of Yanny or Laurel

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in an Age of Yanny or Laurel

Yanny…or Laurel?  Split…or colonial?  Homefinder apps have changed real estate forever.  Instant, and voluminous amounts of information pumped into smartphones has compressed-and some argue, distorted-buyers’ assessment of online listings. For some, viewing leans to sport. The Dress (ancient history) and … Continued

Stager-ating: Updating $1M+ Houses, It’s A Thing

Staging, and Decorating: While practitioners of each insist they’re different, the line has gotten even more blurred of late with $1M+ properties for sale in Westchester County. Stager-ating:  Important aesthetic updates to get a high end house noticed, and sold is … Continued

Buying Cool AND Local: 50 Unique Gifts to Buy Now

Originally published in November 2017, updated and re-published  December 2018 Mid-November, we have the best intentions. We see the TV ads, and in our heart of hearts we’re ready to support our Westchester County small businesses. But maybe we miss … Continued

Ask the Experts: Photo and Video Digitizing

If this title intrigues you, chances are good you’ve Unearthed a long-forgotten box (or three) filled with a jumble of memories, vintage equipment or accouterments that you have no idea what they are, or what’s in them . Spent waaay … Continued

Vacant Listing? Renting Furniture: A Tale of 3 Houses

Vacant listing? Chances are you’re curious… and opinionated about the prospect of renting furniture. Certainly appropriate for some situations, but this Westchester County Home Stager counsels not to consider renting furniture a starting point, a guaranteed fix, or licence to list … Continued

Free Sprinkles: On Staging Kitchens and Baths

Your new car doesn’t perform better because of the pinstriping the dealer threw in. Your new socks don’t last longer because the manufacturer added an extra pair to the pack. Why is receiving a little extra something-something such a beloved … Continued

Want a Quick Answer on Home Staging Costs?

Want a quick answer on Home Staging costs? OK, I’ve got a few: 1-1.5% of list price $500-750 +/- per room per month $___ per square foot I don’t know What? Not helpful?!? Ohhhh…..your house is different? You ask if … Continued