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Home Stager - Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
Home and houses, time and money, family, friends and loved ones; bettering your spaces, and the community at large. Ideas and solutions to help you make good plans, and wise decisions so you can get on with-ENJOYING-your life.
Another good question, and easier to answer! The Refreshed Home creates good plans, helps people make wise decisions, so they can get on with their life. SO-anyone looking for this to happen could be the one who hires-and pays me. Homeowners hire me most often, but busy Westchester and Fairfield ...
FAQs is a new, and on-going series that answers your questions about Home Staging, Interior Decorating, or The Refreshed Home-each in 400 words or less. You can click here to read earlier posts. Statistics can be a comfort when entering uncharted territory; they can illustrate history, trends and...
Have a love/hate relationship with this question, too. It's the question most everyone wants to ask first. Many do-why not, it's important and valid- but in my experience few really listen to the answer. They believe a Staged house to be an absolute standard, or want Staging to be like a gallon ...
Word of the Week: INDECISION Came across this picture this week, and after the initial giggles-yes, the cold ocean waves of the Cape are always are on my mind this time of year-I really looked at this photo. WOW, what an amazing illustration of an internal process . Approaching the edge of someth...
What Does a Bacon Sundae Say About the Housing Recovery? Regular readers will know that I have been unapologetically, though cautiously optimistic about the housing market since the fall. From where I stood, had been seeing-hearing-FEELING!-a swing back towards reality with buyers, sellers and ag...
Don't get to do as much reading-and responding-as I'd like to these days, but what a nice surprise awaited me when I read Nancy's most recent post. I really liked that she saw-and wrote about it as a buyer would, it just hit me differently than most of these do. Thanks Nancy!! A TALE OF TWO CONDO...
Many thanks to Anna 'Banana' Kruchten for a recent contest she and Kerrie cooked up: tell the story of what you do through a series of FAQ blog posts. I was late to that party, but have jumped on the concept in a serious way. Here is the first of what I expect to be a solid series- each with a se...
Let's Get Your House SOLD! Staging For The Average Homeowner Remember the classic cereal commercial -where two older brothers did not want to try this new breakfast cereal-and instead, gave it to their younger brother, wanting him to go first? I get a similar reaction when I speak with sellers ab...
SNL Verizon 4G Spoof-FUNNY!!   Contemplating an upgrade? Does the marketing chatter make your head spin? Do you ever think they just make some stuff up-you know-just to mess with you? You're not alone...enjoy one of the funniest SNL skits in recent memory.  
  Increased activity in the housing market has increased confidence about updating our homes.  In my business, that's translated to a lot of questions about the wisdom of buying new vs. re-upholstering, or just slipcovering. The Refreshed Home prides itself on helping clients make thoughtful and...

Marie Graham

Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
local_phone(914) 607-2895
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