Westchester Interior Decorating and Home Staging

Follow me
Services for Real Estate Pros - Fresh Eyes For Your Home



We’re all affected by breast cancer…either directly or through someone we know.  We’ve either survived our own illness, or the illness of someone we love.   That’s why I volunteer for The Greater New York Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which has just entered its third decade of serv...
Whether staged to live or staged to sell, if there’s one thing that distinguishes a well designed room from one that’s not, it’s the scale of the pieces that live there.  “Size matters” is my mantra, and that means the area and shape of the room I’m staging must be proportionate to the scale of t...
Sometimes a client makes it so easy.  I recently staged  a house in Croton New York that closed 61 days AFTER the broker open house. Now that tells you something-the property was gorgeous and well maintained,  the interiors were welcoming and move-in-ready, the listing was priced correctly from t...
This condo languished on the market for 9 months before I was called in to help.  Part of an estate, it did not get the attention that it deserved because the children had their own lives and were not at all familiar with the market. The original kitchen could not be saved!  Drab, dated and squar...
What a fabulous day-just like being on vacation.  Sometimes the most beautiful things to look at are right in your own backyard, or in this case, your neighbor’s.   And so we enjoyed the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum 2011 – Croton Garden Tour. This annual event, featuring visits to spectacular...
Finding the focal point in any room is like getting to the pot of gold.  Defined as the center of activity or interest in my thesaurus, the focal point is the design feature that grabs my attention as I enter a room, inviting me in and encouraging me to look further.  The focal point anchors a sp...

Joanna Cohlan

Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
local_phone(914) 762-2822
smartphone(914) 391-3697
Contact The Author