If you’ve only got $25 to spend for a spring decor refresh, tune in today at 11 am on @studio5ksl ! I’m sharing five easy and inexpensive ways to spruce things up. Tip one I do alllllll the time for clients. Thanks for having me @brookewalker + team! Felt a bit like coming home. Also just noticed Brooke and i were Christmas colors in March. 🧤🧣#staggdesigntv
The furniture we selected for @ashleysfreshfix basement family room is all super affordable. These chairs are gorgeous and are from @rcwilley 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Everything in the space was budget friendly & beautiful! You can see the whole space on the blog. Link in profile! #mystaggdesign
It’s a space that’s speaks to the core of my design philosophy: affordable, personal, high-end diy design. I’m so excited to share our @staggdesign collaboration with my friend @ashleysfreshfix ! I designed her basement family room and I’m so proud of how it turned out! Check out the full reveal on our blog! Link in profile #mystaggdesign
Trying to do big things is super hard. There are days when I want to bury my head in my covers (and sometimes do). But I’ve never wanted to give up. Moments like these— seeing the @staggdesign products we put blood, sweat, and tears into— makes it all worth it. Knowing that designers, like the ever talented @christielewisinteriors , and home owners want to put OUR products in their most precious spaces always has me 😭😭😭. Thank you for following me here and over on @staggdesign . Thank you for your cheers, support, comments, likes, love, and presence here. You’ll never know how much it means. That’s our Anna Floral Wallpaper! Those are some of our pillows! And I can’t stop staring in awe! #mystaggdesign #staggdesign
Something always goes wrong. No matter how much careful planning and preparation, inevitably there’s some pesky problem that throws a wrench in your project...or in this case the floor cover you put down to protect your beautiful newly finished floors was taped down with the wrong tape that wouldn’t come up, resulting in replacing a few boards, re-sanding and re-staining the whole thing. 🤬 Yet with all the trouble, we keep coming back for more. The process of creating a home where there wasn’t one before (or wasn’t a good one 🤣) is so satisfying and addictive we’ve now remodeled home after home after home, for ourselves and our clients. Our tutorials have guided thousands of followers through DIY projects, and we hope our encouragement does the same for you. Because once you live in a home that speaks to your soul, we believe you won’t want to live any other way. That floor— it was totally worth the heartache. And the painter who put down the tape is still alive 🤣 and still does beautiful work for us. Just not with that tape.
Getting things just right in design is tricky. There are all kinds of “rules” and tricks of the trade. I’ve been working on a section of our site that I hope is a great resource for you on your next project and many more to come. Introducing Stagg Design Guides. These are answers to many of the questions you have like how high do you hang a light fixture and how far apart? We have our first guide up now and it’s all about kitchen island lighting. New guides will be dropping all the time, so make sure you’re signed up so you don’t miss any! You can opt in via the link in my profile. Having a home you love isn’t just for someone with a lot of money to hire it all out. You can do so much yourself! I’m here to empower you to build a home you love. Home is what we make it.
I vividly remember this story. The different spots in a small, sleepy town where the media camped out for weeks. The feeling of the dirt roads beneath my sneakers. The somber, tangible dread that hung heavy on the faces of every person we passed. One of my first big breaks early on in my career as a reporter was a story everyone wanted so badly to have some kind of happy ending: the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse that trapped 6 miners. * I was sent on the story early on, but was certainly the junior reporter on the story. Then the worst news: the mine collapsed a second time, killing 3 more emergency workers who were trying desperately to save them. It was frantic, trying to get our crews to the right place for the story amid the chaos. The senior crew stayed at the entrance to the mine; I was sent to the hospital where bodies were being transported and that ended up being where the story was. I went live for 7 hours, describing the horror of family members running to a list posted on the hospital door with who had lived and who had perished. I will never forget the screams, the crying, the tearful interview I did with the town’s mayor who described where he was when he got the call that the earth had again betrayed them and given out, killing more members of their tight knit community. * They sealed the mine. There would be no more searching. No happy ending. Only sorrow. Huntington Canyon is hallow ground and every time I’ve driven through it since I can’t help by hold my breath. * I came back from that story with more street cred and it’s one of so many burned in my memory. * Wednesday means I’ll be live tonight at 9 pm MST with a discussion about today’s @thecoldpodcast . Will @dave_cawley join me again? You’ll have to watch to find out! How’s that for a news tease? 😏
I was shooting a project with @lizzyography the other day and she asked “so are you really good at putting other people’s homes together but your house isn’t finished? Sort of like you do it for work but don’t want to do it when you get home?” * I didn’t even blink and replied “no, every room in my house is finished.” She asked incredulously “right down to the artwork and accessories?” Yes ma’am. And here’s why. * I don’t just like putting pretty spaces together. I believe with my heart and soul in the power of good design. I know that when a space is completely finished from top to bottom, that’s where everyone wants to be and they subconsciously avoid the other rooms. I know the peace it gives you when you get home after a long day and it just feels good. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but that feeling a beautiful, functional, sentimental home gives you— that’s good design. * So you bet my home is fully designed. Artwork and photos hung, throw pillows in place (unless a sneaky toddler has moved them around) and guess what? Our home is fully lived in. There isn’t a single room we avoid..... Except the laundry room. Why? You guessed it— it’s unfinished. The very last unfinished space in the #staggreno. (But not for much longer! It’s next up on our project list). #staggdesign
Have you ever thought about displaying your baby’s clothes as part of their room design? I love using tiny little clothing to remind parents and the kids who live in spaces how small they once were. In this client space, it’s an itty bitty framed baby outfit. In my girls’ rooms, it’s precious hand sewn dresses hanging on hooks. Mamas, if you can’t bring yourself to store it in a box, find a way to put it on display. #staggdesigntips
Does design seem trivial to you? It’s ok if it does. After all, what does it matter if a bed is filled with pretty pillows? You’re just going to sleep on it. Why should you care if pictures or art hang on your walls? What difference does any of that make anyway? * Your home is literally the only place you have complete control over. You decide what goes in and what goes out. The mood, the tone, the spirit— it’s all in your hands. Since home is your most important place, don’t you think it should be treated that way? * If you don’t think a color can evoke emotions, think about a sunset that took your breath away. If you don’t think textures of bed linens matter, remember the first time you sunk into a luxurious feather bed. If you don’t think thoughtful artwork is important, pause and remember a photograph or image that stirred strong feelings or reminded you of something or someone dear. * Design matters. Everything in your home should be something you love, that inspires you, that brings peace to your soul. Home is a safe haven away from the world’s chaos, so let it be your favorite place on the planet. Design isn’t trivial because home isn’t. * Home is what we make it. That’s our @staggdesign tag line and it’s constantly playing in my head as a reminder to me that if I can make home anything, I want it to be the very best place for me and my family. And that involves plenty of pretty pillows (perfect for a good pillow fight).