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.  

Getting Past”No Inventory”: How to Make Your Move in 2019

No Inventory

Part of this post was published last year; it’s updated/re-published for 2019. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like  work” ~Thomas Edison  “NO INVENTORY!”  cried the buyers…the sellers who want to be buyers…and the … Continued

FAQs: How Does It Work?

Welcome back to FAQs!  Snappy answers to your design and staging questions,  in about 300 words. “How does it work?” is really the warm-up question to the always popular  “how much do you charge?”. TRH is an independent design consultancy. I … Continued

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

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

Designing With, and For Taurus

You might be more curious than a believer, but here’s a fun look at this sign: their decision style, and the decor ideas they stars say they’ll love.   Taurus (April 21-May 20) is represented by the Bull. An Earth sign, … Continued

Decorating With, and For an Aries

Endeavors like decorating succeed when they nail the process, as well as the results. As a provider, or someone participating significantly with the decider, knowing what resonates with them is key.   Considered the beginning, or birth of the zodiac cycle-Aries … Continued

Fads and Trends: Where They Come From, and Why They Matter

Calling something a fad or trend isn’t a complement. Used dismissively, it suggests a short-sighted, insignificant, or immature choice. As a stager and a decorator I guide clients on making costly and meaningful decisions about their spaces, possessions and acquisitions. … Continued

What Your Mover Wished You Knew

OK, you’re in contract, now planning a move… OF COURSE you’re done with this already. You just want short answers to your questions, and a smooth path to your destination!  Just wanting it won’t make it happen, but meet Reid Whittemore, he can … Continued

Colors You Love: Going for the Greys!

Colors We Love: Going for the Grays!

If  you’re chromophobic, but know it’s time to paint, all the decor chatter extolling the virtues of grey sure sounds like good news. I mean, it’s grey! How hard can it be?? Have you been to a paint counter lately??  Greys … Continued