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.  

Understanding What Makes Good Lighting

Good lighting is highly underrated.  As a design professional I KNOW you don’t consciously notice good lighting, but if lighting lacks, oh how we’ll adjust/contort our bodies, bend our habits or otherwise compensate. TRH asks why not look to adjust … Continued

Plan B: Redesign and Home Staging E-Consults

OK, so many typical activities that go into the listing, showing, buying and selling of real estate have (rightfully) been restricted.  While moving toward easing up, much will be re-examined and re-invented long after COVID has been vanquished. So let’s … Continued

Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Did you know in Westchester County, half the houses were built in the mid-1960s or earlier?  Capes, colonials, farmhouses and Tudors of course. And almost as many split levels and raised ranches, with a bunch of moderns and bungalows, just … Continued

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