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.  

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

Gauging Home Staging Success

“A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” In his 1709  Essay on Criticism, poet Alexander Pope cautioned against the shallow or casual sampling of information, advising instead to either avoid it, or drink deeply. The Refreshed Home … Continued