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.  

Real Estate Myths for $1000 Please

Deadlines are not bad. For many of us, having structure and accountability is how we get things done. But there will always be deadlines. And I suggest creating artificial, anecdotal, or unrealistic ones can backfire. In real estate circles, many … Continued

Second First Dates

Second first dates

Twenty-eight years ago tonight I had a second first date with my now husband. We saw the movie Sneakers. Loved it!  Discovered he was a good kisser (!!). We were engaged 7 months later, married 10 months after that, and … 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

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

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