New Jersey-based designer, designer, and illustrator Emily Stetson says she’s seen the ‘poverty trap’ of the country’s homeownership policies.
In her book ‘Home Ownership: The Real Truth’, she says that over the last decade, homes are becoming more and more expensive for average people.
It’s also been estimated that in some cities, the cost of a home is around $100,000.
And this trend isn’t slowing down.
In 2016, Stetsons own a custom home with a 4,000 square foot space, and she says it’s costing her $1,500 to buy it.
‘I think the recession really started to take its toll on home prices and they’ve become so expensive,’ she tells Business Insider.
‘It’s so expensive that it’s a little scary.’
To help alleviate this crisis, Stetons new custom house embroiders have created a series of ‘couch cushions’ that offer an extra savings.
The cushion designs are designed by Emily Stetson and are designed to be used in a home, or even in a workplace.
‘They’re like mini pockets,’ Stetsson explains.
‘There are pockets for food, for laundry, and stuff like that.
They’re really cute.’
Here are just a few of the designs available.