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.  

GIVING THE GIFT: Delight

  Of all the posts I planned for this series, this has been the hardest one to write. Have you ever had so many thoughts that all want to be heard at the same time, where there’s gridlock in the … Continued

GIVING THE GIFT: In Honor Of

Ghandi once said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  There is nothing wrong with malls, we all need a new scarf/tie/pair of gloves/etc.  every so often…but if  you are looking for something with greater meaning, how about supporting a … Continued

GIVING THE GIFT: Entertainment

Being in NYC’s backyard, we in Westchester are doubly-blessed. Close to the big blow-out events, closer to that same range of talent, in a more intimate setting, with a lot less hassle. Be it comedy, drama, music or dance-the gift of entertainment is unexpected, both open-ended … Continued

GIVING THE GIFT: Enrichment

“Astonished” is a good word to describe most people’s reaction when the first super bookstore opened here. BOOKS?? And they want you to sit down, drink coffee and read, even if you don’t buy?? Conventional wisdom had them there not too long. … Continued

GIVING THE GIFT: Membership

Gifts are an expression of affection, and meant to bring enjoyment. Gifts that also help support and grow that source of enjoyment are among the most delightful to receive. The gift of a membership to an organization is also a heck of … Continued

GIVING THE GIFT: Original Art

One of the founding beliefs behind the refreshed home is that local, greater good and supporting the community will enrich us all, exponentially. Art could have been one of the earliest examples of paying it forward. Art makes you happy, and by extension, makes … Continued

Paying It Forward, One Shoebox At A Time

In addition to this blog, I also post on Active Rain, the online community for Real Estate Professionals, 196K strong.  Because what I do is so localized, my posts usually start here, and then get edited to fit their wider audience, but … Continued

Purposefully Capturing Happy Moments

Quotes inspire me. Several years ago Ellyn Spragins put together her first book of letters famous and semi-famous women wrote to their younger selves, What I Know Now. Reflecting on what was a dark and stressful time in her 30’s, full … Continued