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.  

New isn’t Normal

New can be a lot of things, but it isn’t normal. New is different. It’s W-O-W!! New catches our attention and makes us think. It can be funny or scary;  exciting, inspiring, surprising, or off-putting. With new, we experience or … Continued

15 Stager Jedi Mind-Tricks for Realtors

Jedi mind-tricks are suggestions that’d typically be resisted, but are acted upon when Jedi has the Force with them. Home sellers know about staging, but they expect you to know more.  Sellers also need to participate in their own success, … Continued

…and the Oscar Goes to-WHOOPS!!

Originally published February 28, 2018, updated and re-published March 20, 2022 Oscar time of year always makes me think of the year we all were speaking in half-sentences afterward: “Did you see…?”, “Can you believe…?” , “What the heck …?”,  … Continued

Stagers Are Starters

Stagers are Starters

Originally published December 26, 2020. Updated for Spring Training 2022 Sports professionals know the importance of starting strong. They know it’s easier to establish, and maintain their momentum than it is to overcome anothers’.  Starting players are strong, and bring … Continued

2021 and 2022: Connecting the Dots

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them by looking backward” ~Steve Jobs 2021 was a vigorous year for Westchester County real estate. Sellers did well. Buyers were more measured as they persevered. Agents and trades … Continued

Relisting? What are You Going to Change This Time?

Every so often, if the planets are aligned, relisting a property exactly the same way will work the 2nd time.  External changes like inventory levels, interest rates, even a different season could do the trick without sellers changing a thing. … Continued

Staging Co-ops and Condos, Part One

Staging Co-ops and Condos

Staged co-ops and condos seems oxymoronic in Westchester’s hot real estate market, right? I mean, buyers are not spending a lot of money. And if they’re not happy, they should be able to use their imagination. Right?? Welcome to TRH’s … Continued

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

Decorating or redesign in your future?  Maybe a new space, or just want a new look, but you’re hitting a wall. The design shows, social media, et al make it look so easy….but where, and how do *you* start??  Would … Continued