You know those pieces that you purchase and you love them and use them so often that they come with you from house to house? A couple of those items for me is the Teak Step Stool and the Dip-Dyed Teak Stools from Serena & Lily. I purchased both of these items to go in our last home and they have come over to our current home and I plan on finding a place for them in next home as well or they will be used in our staging inventory. I just can’t imagine getting rid of them. They are quality pieces and so, so pretty! Even after all of these years, they still look great and they are in wonderful condition. I love that they have held up so well, especially with kids.
I bought the Teak Step Stools in white for our kids’ bathroom. The color palette was gray, white and blue and I wanted something that was functional (hello…small children reaching the sink!), but that still beautiful and brought in a wood element for some warmth. When I found these stools, I knew I had to have them. They are made from teak like the name says and teak is naturally water resistant, so I knew that they would work great in a bathroom. Once they came in we started using them, I was in LOVE. The light stain color was so perfect and the white painted legs make it feel modern and fresh. They are sturdy and so well made. I knew that I had to have a step stool for the sinks when my kids were younger, but I wanted to make sure that they were aesthetically pleasing and added to the design of the space and these certainly did.
We only lived in our last home for a little over a year, but I knew I wanted to take these stools with us to our current home. We still have them and they literally look as good now as they did then. All we do is wipe them down with a damp cloth if someone spills toothpaste on them. As my kids have started getting taller and have less of a need for a step stool, I have started thinking about using one as a side table near the bathtub to keep a towel and other essentials in reach and even moving one in the kitchen to access higher cabinets.
I actually first bought these Dip-Dyed Stools for my staging inventory, but I loved them so much that I “stole” them from my inventory and moved them into my last home. These are painted black, which they no longer sell. But they still have them in navy and white. I personally love the way the navy ones look.
Again, these stools are made from teak, so they are water resistant. They are hand crafted, so each stool is unique and I love that no two stools will be the same. Mine have knots and cracks in them and I think it adds to the character. I put them next to my bathtub in my previous home and I did the same in my current home. I use them for items that I want access to if I take a bath…which is really rare to honest, but at least they look pretty styled like I might take a bath at some point.
I feel like in our next home, I might use them as side tables in a living space to change it up and that is what is so great about these stools – they have so many possible uses!
I couldn’t not share some of my favorite pieces from Serena & Lily on Cyber Monday, especially when they are offering 25% off right now!
Here are my top items I have been eyeing:
Brittany Krupnik is a real estate investor, designer and home stager. She creates spaces where life can be enjoyed - whether that is reimagining a space and bringing it back to life through flipping, helping someone envision themselves and the life they can have in a new home through staging or designing a vacation rental that serves as the backdrop for families and friends to create memories.
Brittany has staged over 500 homes and designed over 250 homes. When she is not designing, you can find her reading, traveling or trying out a new restaurant. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and 3 kids.
Learn best practices for choosing a neutral paint color!