How It Works
Most have never worked with a designer or home stager. You may have read or heard things or had a TV show plant a seed in your mind. But you wonder, really, how does it work?Read More
What to Expect From Pre-Listing Consults
Working with a home staging professional might seem foreign or frivolous, especially if you’re a DIY-er at heart. But good news, no-strings-attached, pre-listing consults has been a business model that’s…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How Old Are Your Smoke Detectors?
The 2nd of 2 posts to support October being National Fire Prevention Month. The first reminded us not all heroes wear capes; this one asks: How Old Are Your Smoke…Read More
On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!
On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is. On-Demand Design gets things done by way…Read More
Want a Quick Answer on Home Staging Costs?
Want a quick answer on Home Staging costs? OK, I’ve got a few: 1-1.5% of list price $500-750 +/- per room per month $___ per square foot I don’t know…Read More
Gauging Home Staging Success
“A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” In his 1709 Essay on Criticism, poet Alexander Pope cautioned against the shallow or casual sampling of information, advising instead…Read More
Staging FAQs: What If My Property Becomes a Tear-Down?
Welcome back to The Refreshed Homes’s Staging FAQs where pertinent questions of the day are answered in 400 words or less. “What if my property becomes a tear-down?” has come up a lot…Read More
Staging FAQs: What About Virtual Staging?
Staging FAQs-it’s b-a-a-a-c-k! Snappy answers to your most pressing questions about preparing your property for sale, Virtual Staging has been a hot topic lately. Essentially photo-shopping furniture/furnishings into shots of…Read More
Marie approaches her recommendations with a down-to-earth sensibility and is also a lot of fun! I have a new friend.
– Susan Sachs, Chappaqua
After Marie staged our house, we had second thoughts about leaving. Couldn't believe we live here.
– Paula and Roger, Hastings-on-Hudson
I don’t always like deferring to experts, but my investment was paid back approximately 20:1.
– Thor Mann, Croton-on-Hudson
Marie has a skill set that is professional and gentle. She removes a homeowner's stress and feeling of being overwhelmed.
– Bonnie Stein, Julia B Fee, Rye
Marie was very easy to work with. I wish we had used her expertise years ago!
– Barry Zelin, Ardsley
Marie Graham gets 5 stars from us! She was spot on in knowing exactly how our house should look for the photographs and the showings.
– Charlotte and Hal, Ardsley
Marie helped us with both selling our old home and decorating our new home. She recommends practical items of good value and is so committed to the details.
– Sandy McCormick Sleepy Hollow
I'm very thankful for Marie's excellent suggestions, from paint colors to floor finishes. We had 3 offers and sold above the asking price!
– George Casale, Bronxville
Marie is the color whisperer. We wanted totally new colors, and now our home is colorful, energizing and harmonious. Our friends comment on how welcoming and warm it is.
– Lesa Rader
She is smart, funny, engaging, with a great eye and creative ideas that we’ve implemented ourselves. I highly recommend her!
– Nan F., White Plains
She’s through and goes throught your home without judgment, providing recommendations with absolutely no pressure.
– Karen Dreher, New Rochelle