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.  

Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start somewhere

Originally published in December 28, 2020, this has been updated and re-published December 30, 2022.  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 … Continued

Yes, I Do Windows

Yes, I do windows. Actually, I do a lot of windows! They’re an important piece of a room’s real estate, so whether you’re a design or staging client, what your windows look like is a big thing to talk about. … Continued

The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Today’s post is on both expecting, and delivering happiness.  This first sentence is to entertain the algorithms. 🙂   Rest is for consumers and service providers alike. If anything, the last few years have highlighted the value of choosing well, and … Continued

Perspective is Everything

While at Parsons I came to both love and hate perspective drawing.  Appreciated and loved looking at it, dizzied and confounded trying to create it. Perspective drawing exists to give you more information. It adds depth and dimension. Its vanishing … Continued

I’ll Ping You

I'll ping you

The conversation ended between two accomplished professionals with one saying “I’ll ping you”.  Had it been between two IT colleagues, or other tech-savvy folks there would’ve been a nod and a smile from the other. But it was a conversation … Continued

Expectations, and All You Can Eat Sushi

Never thought about the words All You Can Eat Sushi being together, in one phrase before until I saw this in a FB feed. There are instances where unlike things that are fine-even great-on their own become something bigger and … Continued

What to Expect From Pre-Listing Consults

What to Expect from a Pre Listing Consult

Working with a home staging professional might seem foreign or frivolous, especially if you’re a DIY-er at heart.  But good news, no-strings-attached, pre-listing consults has been a business model that’s been quietly flourishing for some time. Consults assess, prioritize, and … 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