March 28, 2024

Style Inspiration and House Renovation: Lyndsay and Leslie from HGTV’s Unsellable Houses 

Lyndsay and Leslie, the dynamic sister duo behind HGTV’s "Unsellable Houses" and "Rock the Block," have not only become TV stars but also the top-selling real estate agents in the Pacific Northwest. Their expertise extends beyond selling properties; they excel in transforming any house into a warm, inviting home. 

As avid fans (and you might spot some Gerber products in their episodes!), we’ve distilled their quintessential style tips for you. 

Embrace the Fun 

Builder-grade homes often feature cost-effective, simple designs aimed at appealing to the broadest audience possible, resulting in spaces that lean towards minimalism and neutral palettes. While there’s beauty in simplicity, Lyndsay and Leslie champion the idea of breathing life and personality into every room.

Their approach involves blending warm tones, vibrant pops of color, and elements that tell a story, adding a unique flair to spaces. 

Take, for example, their approach in the "Rock the Block Kitchen Redemption". Lyndsay transformed the kitchen into a tropical haven with a striking green island, an array of woven pendant lights, and engineered hardwood on the ceiling, injecting a dose of coastal allure. Don’t be afraid to add a fun showstopper, either with color or style, such as a Gerber® pot filler.   

Trust Your Opposite Twin 

In every duo, there’s a dreamer and a realist. Lyndsay’s creative vision is perfectly balanced by Leslie’s practicality and budget-conscious mindset. 

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a twin sibling, find someone in your life you trust to play devil’s advocate when it comes to major home renovations or decisions. 

Want to put an expensive hot pink sink in your kitchen to build your Barbie Dreamhouse? Thinking about eliminating all internal walls for maximum efficiency? Leaning towards an industrial look in the kitchen with a Brushed Bronze Kinze® faucet and a modern minimalist vibe with Avian® in the bathroom? Check with your opposite twin, someone who balances you out and supports you. 

At the end of the day, it’s important that your house makes you happy, but it’s also important to make sure your home functions properly and works for you, your lifestyle, and your wallet. 

Staging as Storytelling 

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or simply want to enjoy it to the fullest, storytelling through staging is crucial. Lyndsay and Leslie consistently consider what impression the home gives at first glance and upon entering. 

Tailor the flow and story of your home to suit your personal taste, remembering that the ideal arrangement for you might differ from televised perfection. 

Don’t confine your style to a single category. Mix and match elements you love, whether that means combining modern elements like our Wicker Park™ toilet with punk rock or blending earthy tones with Bridgerton elegance. Adding something green and textured can bring another layer of depth to your space.

Embracing the Lyndsay and Leslie designscape means you can create a home that not only stands out, but also provides a personal haven to reflect your unique style and needs.