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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.
After many years in this business, working in many, many houses, and with their homeowners- two things have been proven to me: First-people can do more than they think they can. Second-they will usually make the best choices on their own, when pointed in the right direction. Thus is the premise f...
If you're in the market for a new mattress, first, acknowledge the very act of buying a mattress is uncomfortable. You're laying down, in front of a stranger....who wants to sell you something.  Trying to relax, while your brain is hissing 'pay attention, so you don't overspend...
The Refreshed Home wonders if there is 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 and agents who sit and twist their hands, bemoaning their state of affairs. Channeling Cher, from ...
Giving the Gift is an annual series TRH creates to put Westchester County Small Businesses and Shops on your radar. So far we've covered Original Art, and now Special Gifts. Next? For Love of the Printed Word: Westchester County independent bookstores! As so knowingly chronicled in the classi...
Time for anther installment of FAQs, the series that features snappy answers to your Home Staging, and Decorating questions. Whether you're trying to sell your Westchester County property, or looking to snazz it up for the holidays, you need to believe me when I say White Walls are the Kiss o...
Old beliefs die hard; that Home Stagers exist to bring rental furniture into empty houses is one of them.  As client advocates, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively to ease the minds of buyers, sellers and agents alike;  helping ready, willing and able parties get to YES.  TRH's business ...
  AR Pals-Portland's sunniest Buyer Agent, Carla Muss-Jacobs Broker/Owner of Buyers Agent Portland is taking an awesome step forward to build her business, but needs our help, in the form of an online vote (I was #86) Please follow the link below, one click is all you need to get her thismuch...
  I love days where I learn things!  Have always found that 'Feng Shui' to be one of those words that everyone has heard, but few understand, or  know how to explain. Thank you to Marti Kilby  Owner/Broker of Steele Group Realty in La Mesa for painting such a simple but vivid picture this...
"Celebrity Stager" certainly sounds glamorous, but anyone really involved with this field knows it's more a fantasy. Home Staging can be hard work, but it's also a lot more stealth than you might imagine. Sellers and their agents both have a lot on the line, then ohyes, there...
Those of us who 'are of a certain age' will fondly remember original SNL castmember Gilda Radner for her very funny characters: Baba Wawa, Roseanne Rosannadanna, Emily Litella, Lisa Lupner... Thanks to the effort of many, she also lives on for countless cancer patients and their families...

Marie Graham

Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
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