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.  

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

Selling? When to Stage with Rental Furniture

As a design and home staging consultantcy, The Refreshed Home’s commodities are information, objective analysis, and expertise. Whether you’re buying, selling, or staying and improving, our #1 goal is to help you make and implement your own best decisions about … Continued

CHOPPED: The Home Version

Basket of unknown and unlikely elements

CHOPPED: The Home Version isn’t a game where you draw ingredient cards and advance on a board filled with different culinary challenges. And it’s not an app either. (Not sure how that could even work, but there’s an app for … Continued

New isn’t Normal

New can be a lot of things, but it isn’t normal.  New is different. It catches our attention. With new, we experience or process something we haven’t been faced with before. Funny or scary; exciting, inspiring, surprising, or off-putting, new … 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

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