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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Buying Upholstery Is A Lot Like Buying Underwear (Part One) There are three ways to look at buying upholstery: How it's made, and how it looks get the most press, but let's discuss the third-how it fits. Which is why buying upholstery is a lot like buying underwear: Simply-seriously-you spend a l...
12/14/2012
  Each of us is really good at at least one thing in this life. If being a RE agent is one of yours, I believe you. Decorating, and Home Staging are some of mine. Would it be hubris to suggest bringing me along, letting ME talk to your prospective buyers and sellers about both the aesthetics, and...
12/04/2012
Broad tables laden with fine table linens and bed coverings...well-organized shelves, full of all things tabletop....unusual accent pieces of every price point imaginable, filling in whatever space is left....If you enjoy big warehouse sales with a wide selection of products for the home, get the...
12/03/2012
Legend has it that when when Winston Churchill was advised to cut funding for arts, in order to help support the war effort, he replied 'than what is it we're fighting for?'. Historians debate the authenticity, but it's good enough for me, one of the reasons I am so fond of Churchill. Art is good...
11/29/2012
Even if you are not a believer, it's always fun to check and see what the stars are SUPPOSED to hold for you, or your loved ones.  Each month we take a look at what floats our boats, home decor-wise. This month, we wish a Happy Birthday to SAGITTARIUS! AR's own BELINDA SPILLMAN, in fact has been ...
11/26/2012
Is Your House the Leftover Turkey? Anything more cliched this time of year than leftover turkey that no one wants to see? Oh. Right. Old listings with little interest, and no offers. And sellers who whine and twist their hands, bemoaning their state of affairs. Two things entice a buyer to act: P...
11/23/2012
PSSSST-pass it on! To add to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, three local women business owners are joining forces to contribute in the way they know best. The result: Will Work for Food, a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross. Inspired by Home Stager and AR member extraordinaire Janet ...
11/16/2012
Furniture Sharehouse is Westchester County's own furniture bank. Run by volunteers, Furniture Sharehouse collects unwanted clean, basic furniture, and re-distributes it FREE to clients of about 40 different Westchester County agencies. Every month, on average, 7 to 8 Westchester County veterans ...
11/11/2012
Even if you are not a believer, it's always fun to check and see what the stars are SUPPOSED to hold for you, or your loved ones. Each month we take a look at what makes each of our motors hum, home decor-wise. This month, we wish a Happy Birthday to SCORPIO! Most commonly characterized by the no...
11/10/2012
We all know the difference a home can make in someone's life. Furniture is a big part of what makes a house a home.  Regular readers know I've written about Furniture Sharehouse before. It's our local furniture bank, where basic, average unwanted furniture is collected, then re-distributed to cli...
11/07/2012
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