Chrishell Stause, one of the realtor co-stars of the wildly popular Netflix show Selling Sunset, "finally" made time to redecorate her Hollywood Hills home. She partnered with retailers T.J.Maxx and Marshalls to transform her space from "dark and closed off" to one that is "warm and cozy, with feminine touches."
We talked to Stause via Zoom and got a first-hand tour of her gorgeous updates and details of her affordable finds.
What Did Chrishell Stause Update in Her Home?
"This whole upstairs that is now perfect for entertaining, when I can," she enthusiastically shared. She made updates to her dining room, living room, and a seating area that flows into the kitchen.
The Before Photos
Without much color, and with a more muted color palette, her home was "a completely different vibe," she said. Adding, "they were all these separate spaces, and it was a little dark."
The After Photos
Stause brightened the entire space with a big, cozy sofa to anchor the living space, and added soft, feminine accent pieces from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls throughout. On the tour, she shared details of her faux florals, decor items, soft pink accessories, and "some golds to kind of elevate and really tie everything in," she said.
"And now the color scheme goes throughout the whole upstairs and now it feels like one flowy space," she said. "It’s really amazing what a little revamp can do because it completely transformed my space."
As you transition from the living space to the kitchen there's an area along a wall where she used to have a treadmill, which she replaced with a bar cart, fully accessorized with rose gold-stemmed glasses and other accessories. "It’s like perfect for entertaining," Stause said.
Small Details That Have a Big Impact
Kitchen Bar Chairs
She was particularly excited about the updates to the chairs at her "little kitchen bar that I never sat at," she said.
"[Before] I had some stools that were more for looks to fill the space, but they didn’t have a back on it. Now I have these chairs that are so beautiful. They’ve got a beautiful gold back on it, [and they were] only $149.99 from T.J.Maxx," she said. We agree they make a huge difference!
"Now it’s a space that I use constantly. It’s so comfortable, I love sitting up there. I'm always working doing real estate deals now in that space that I never used before. I think it’s so interesting that something like that can completely give you a whole new space," she said.
An 'Adult' Knife Set
She shared that she's not a cook and "never put money into anything to do with the kitchen," but that's changing. She shared that she's trying to learn to cook, thanks in part to a designer knife set she got from Marshalls. Before, "I had a couple knives in a random drawer, and I’m like this is ridiculous. I need to be an adult and buy a real knife set," she said. Her new set is "something that you put on display because it’s so beautiful, and it's made me want to use them and cook. So I've been trying to test out the skills a little bit in the kitchen... and it’s actually been really fun."
She's Got No Shame in Getting a Good Deal
Stause is a fan of a good bargain that still feels luxe. "People will see [the new decor] on season 4 of Selling Sunset, and they’re going to assume that I spent all this crazy money to design this space, because it’s going to look so different than when you saw it the first time," she said, adding "I love giving people behind the scenes [because] I don't care how successful I am I'm always going to look for a good deal.
"I was able to revamp my entire space for the price it would take at one store just to put one designer chair somewhere. The funny thing about T.J.Maxx and Marshalls is they have designer pieces. And sometimes they have things that look like designer pieces, and maybe they’re not, and you will never tell the difference," she said.
She was so excited and happy with her new space, and reminded us to just take the plunge when you have a new vision for your home: "This is something I kind of put off for so long, and after I did it, I'm like why did I take so long, I should’ve done this a long time ago."