If you are selling your home yourself and someone wants to come see it, set the appointment quickly and then confirm it with their realtor. Then double confirm it the day of. Have your car running, but never leave without shaking the potential buyers’ hands. Put on a nice friendly smile and tell them how cute their daughter is. Then skip out the door. Make sure your house not only LOOKS squeaky clean, but also smells clean. Maybe the super shag carpets are even damp from being shampooed earlier. Leave no doubt in their minds, you have spent all day cleaning the house deeper than they have EVER cleaned. The beds are made in every room and all of the lamps are on making your house glow and feel warm even when it is sleeting outside. The countertops aren’t new, but they are clear. The basement has mismatched carpet, but it is dust-bunny free. The weird-shaped room in the farthest corner of the downstairs has the coolest light fixture in it. Even if the closets don’t have doors, leave the curtain pulled over so they can see how you have organized even the hidden stuff for them. And when their realtor tells you they weren’t that interested because your house only has one bathroom, email her back saying you can fix that or leave all the supplies to fix it. Don’t take no for an answer!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
When you’re gearing up to try something new, whether it be jumping off a cliff into a cool lake, expecting your first child, or buying a new home, you need a cheerleader in your corner. You know, a hype girl saying you got this! It’s going to be great! You can do it! I’m here […]
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