Words of affirmation and reminders as a family leaves a home are one of my favorite things to put in an entry. In both of these cases, these words are very personal to the clients who live there. They are family mottos and perfectly encompass the spirit in their homes. What is your family motto? @staggdesign #staggdesign
Let’s talk glass: When it comes to shower glass, frameless or Euro is definitely worth the extra cost. Framed glass is less expensive, but it doesn’t give you that custom, high end feel you’re looking for. Work with a good glass company and go frameless. (Shower from the #staggreno master)
Car troubles have thrown a wrench in my week thus far and I’m two steps behind on just about everything. I found myself with 45 minutes between meetings and school pickup and could easily have dived into my inbox or spent that time doing dishes or laundry (whyyyyy do those two tasks never end???), but instead I pushed pause. I put on my gardening gloves and planted flowers in our porch pots. It was quiet and sunny and just what I needed. I had a moment when I remembered what my porch used to look like (swipe if you don’t yet have it seared in your memory like I do🤣). Today I’m grateful for flowers and dirt and my imagination because it’s the only thing that convinced @jonathanstagg to buy this house 😂😂😂 #staggreno
Owning a business and going after big dreams is scary. It requires daring to go into the unknown, and believing you can do what you’ve never done before. Sometimes making big adult decisions or taking risks or facing the chance of rejection leaves me feeling scared and defeated. But then I look at my girls’ faces and I want them to know I followed my heart, I took risks, I became a mom boss, and if I failed (which happens a lot), I tried to do so with grace. I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and then started running toward my dreams again. I’m proud of my grit, stubbornness to not accept anything but my best, and my ambition. It’s not for everyone, and that’s ok. I know it’s part of me, and a part I love. Thank you thank you for being here. The voices of support are never as loud as the voices of the nay sayers, but every like, comment, and DM mean the world.
You think you’re prepared for it— how much love you have, how much you’re willing to sacrifice for their health, happiness, comfort. How much you’ll worry about every sneeze, bump, heartache. How much pride you’ll have in even their smallest accomplishments. But nothing can prepare you. These three beautiful little people gave me my most treasured title: mother. In those years when we were struggling to have Ruby (3 years of trying, treatments, procedures, miscarriages), I dreaded Mother’s Day. I would bury my head in my covers and cry. If you are in that place right now, my heart aches for you and I believe your time will come. Babies find their mamas whether it’s through agonizing treatments, surrogacy, adoption, foster care, or just as being a mother to all. (Darling nightgowns c/o @qnoor_templedress from their new spring line. The girls are obsessed!)
This music room in #projectmodernfamily is such a special space. The mix of textures, soothing color palette, old grand piano, and custom live edge coffee table set the perfect stage for touches of sentimentality. My client mentioned his beloved late mother taught him to play piano, so I asked his wife which songs they used to play: Crosby Stills and Nash. I framed the sheet music of one of their favorite songs and hung it in the room’s entrance. If it’s important to you, it belongs in your home. Those touches give a house a soul— a heartbeat. Design is personal so don’t be afraid to make your house look like you live there. #staggdesign
As a girl, I had a canopy bed for a brief period of time until one middle of the night drink delivery when my poor half asleep dad ran head first into it and it broke 😂. Dashed were my daydreams of true love’s kiss awakening me from my slumber. So when Ruby requested a “Sleeping Beauty Bed”, i was more than ready for the challenge. We whipped together her canopy bed from her old nursery’s crib skirt. It remains one of our most pinned tutorials. You can find it by searching “crib skirt to canopy bed” on the blog. #staggreno #staggdesign
What difference do pretty pillows make? You don’t sleep on them. Aren’t bookshelves supposed to be used for books? You shouldn’t fill them with anything else. Boy if I had a buck for every time I’ve heard these lines. Yes, homes should be functional, but beauty matters. Details matter. Personal history through design matters. Don’t believe me? Why does a sunset fill you with peace? Why do you feel nostalgic when you visit your hometown? Why does walking through nature invigorate you? It’s because we crave inspiration through our surroundings. And home—HOME is where we spend the most time. Nothing gives me more satisfaction that when one of the homes we design is beautiful, functional, personal, and imperfectly perfect for the family who lives there. @staggdesign #staggdesign
Hoping your weekend project goes smoother than that time we finally finished our dang fence and then thanks to a mislabeled stain can situation, ended up with an ombré fence 🤣🤣🤣. Don’t worry, it all turned out ok in the end. We’ve learned it always does. (But note how far away I am from Jon as I snapped this photo as to stay out of the anger danger zone. I ain’t no dummy) This weekend we are diving in to phase two of the #staggreno backyard which includes some landscaping, an epic playground (hint: it’s a hack for a really popular set you might already have!), a garden structure, a shed, a gate, and mayyyyyybe a pergola. Oh and some outdoor lighting. You know, just a few light tasks 🙃. Go get ‘em, weekend warriors!
We’re really trying to get her to express herself more, you know, show some personality 😂. Anna was the most enthusiastic jumper in her class on stage tonight. When I hollered “go Anna!” she hollered “hey Mama!” right back for all the audience to hear. May she always as confidently be completely herself.