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.  

Be the Let It Go! Elsa

Marie Kondo’s urging divestiture of unnecessary possessions is always a good lead-in for home stagers, but today’s inspiration comes from the story of Disney’s Princess Elsa. Her inadvertent actions hurt others, and the well-intentioned efforts were not received so well … Continued

Time to Vote for Westchester’s Best Home Stager!

Regular readers know The Refreshed Home was voted Westchester’s Best Home Stager this year by the readers of Westchester Magazine…now it’s time to defend this title! Ballots are out for 2020’s Best of Westchester contest.  Can I count on your … Continued

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good listing photos are the first, the last, and everything. The … Continued

It Was a Very Good Week for TRH’s Clients

This has been a very good week for staging clients of The Refreshed Home. Through Wednesday, 4 properties closed.  One was a condo, a full-ask, cash sale. The other 3 were occupied single family properties. 2 also got full ask, … Continued

Ironing Linen

Ironing Linen

My favorite linen blouse was wavier than I wanted for this first meeting with a new client.  Going for a polished appearance, I reached for a familiar solution. Waiting for the iron to heat up, found myself asking why. It’s … Continued

Small Parts

“There are no small parts, only small actors” . The  words of  famed Russian actor, director and Konstantin Stanislavski. Russian theater’s modern founding father, his wanted actors to make the most of every role, and every opportunity. He saw how discouragement over … Continued

Great Expectations

The idea of working with a design or home staging professional might seem quaint and superfluous.  Resources abound! You’ve got HGTV, IG, Houzz and Pinterest at your side!  Apps like Chairish/Offer Up/Trove etc. give even more options. All good…if your expectation … Continued

Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on line for the newest phone, and home buyers looking for … Continued