House for Sale!

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It’s been a little quiet around here lately. This is the busy time of year for me and the design biz, so that’s part of it, but we’re ALSO gearing up for a huge project at home:

house exterior

basement projector


WE’RE MOVING! The house went on the market yesterday! These are listing photos! Aaah!

We bought low in 2012 and now that the market has (quickly) bounced back, we’re flipping the house ahead of schedule. We thought we’d be here until next year, chillin’ with our brand new hardwood floors, but our neighborhood is having a hot streak NOW. So we’re jumping on it.

living room

living room2

Our agent had us stage the dining room as a fake living room. I miss the rug.

The last 10 days have been a mishmash of final details we just hadn’t gotten to yet: updating the last few light fixtures, painting the office gray, getting a new doorknob–and then doing a deep clean and staging the house.

I am exhausted.



upstairs bath


I’ll have a post for you next week about staging a home for sale, because it’s very different than designing for yourself and it was a bonkers adjustment for my brain to make. I’ll also spill the beans about Casa Ronchetti 2.0 when we find it, but that’s a couple of months away. Unless somebody in the equation needs a quick closing. Gaaaaah! One thing at a time, Paige.

It’s going to be a busy summer. Anybody else moving?

  • Edi
    May 20, 2016

    Wow, congrats! You guys have put so much work and love into this house!
    I remember when my parents sold their house that the hardest part was not being able to have any family photos on the walls. The realtor suggested only neutral wall art.
    Best of luck with the selling process….and the buying process 🙂

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      May 26, 2016

      It’s funny, we don’t have many family pictures up anyway (we do photo albums instead), but it was weird to turn the dining room into a fake living room. It’s also hard to keep everything constantly spotless.

  • Val
    May 20, 2016

    How exciting! Your house looks fantastic! Perfect time of the year to list too. I bet it will sell quickly. Then there is the fun of shopping for a new home!!!!

  • BeadedTail
    May 20, 2016

    How exciting! Hope you sell quickly and find your new home quick too! Our market is hot too but unfortunately there’s no where else we’d want to go since the hot market makes the other houses pretty dang expensive!

  • Natashalh
    May 20, 2016

    It looks so nice!! I really hope we aren’t moving this summer because that would sure be a surprise! Though I guess with the military you can never be 100% sure what will happen.

  • Melissa
    May 20, 2016

    We just moved out of Naperville! We were contingent by the 3rd day of being listed and closed by 30 days. It went really fast, now is a really hot time in Naperville! Well, I guess its always kinda a hot time in Naperville, lol

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      May 26, 2016

      Yeah, it’s been popping! We’ve had 6 showings already. Whew!

  • Melissa @ Bubby & Bean
    May 20, 2016

    Well even though I already knew this, it’s fun to look through the photos and how gorgeous your house looks! I hope we both find the perfect places soon. xo

  • D. Renee Wilson
    May 21, 2016

    Wow! That IS big news! It looks so fantastic. I’m sure your home will sell really quickly. It will be interesting to hear the differences of staging coming from your perspective.
    Now, don’t I recall you wanting that little mid-century as an office space but it was too far away? ✨This or something better✨

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      May 26, 2016

      The midcentury office/house was in a bad location. It was such a bummer, but we’ve been seeing other things we like so it’s not all terrible. 🙂

  • Chelsey
    May 23, 2016

    How exciting! Good luck for the sale 🙂
    Funnily enough I am moving too. We get the keys on Friday then will spend the day cleaning and moving bits and pieces before the furniture comes over on Saturday.

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      May 26, 2016

      Hooray for moving! I hope you’re having fun setting up a new house. 🙂

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