It’s a question the Stagg Design team gets a lot: how do you get your significant other on board with your big ideas? Jen and Jon have tackled many projects together over the years, but they haven’t always both been excited for all Read More

Getting Your Significant Other Excited for Big Projects

May 22, 2019

May 15, 2019

Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re sitting in a movie and have a big “Aha!” moment? Jon recently had one of those, and it happened during one of his favorite super hero movies. Today he and Jen are discussing why Captain Marvel made Read More

What Captain Marvel Has To Do With Home Design ft. Jon

 Choosing the right floor coverings can be one of the most stressful parts of any new build or redesign. Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but a tight budget forces you to make a different decision. So when do you stick to you guns and Read More

3 Times to Splurge and to Save on Flooring

May 8, 2019

May 1, 2019

It’s finally that time of year when the snow is gone, the sun is shining, and signs of life are popping up. With spring finally here, you’re probably itching to spend some quality time outside. But before you uncover the patio furniture and light Read More

5 Ways to Prep for Spring ft. Jon

It’s a question Jen gets asked all the time: how do you balance your work life with your mom life? From her time as a full-time journalist to now owning a small business and working as an interior designer, she’s picked up a few tricks along the Read More

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

Here at Heart of the Home and Stagg Design, we love a good practical joke, so we couldn’t close out this month without sharing some of our favorite April Fools’ Day pranks. Jen and Jon have also been on the receiving end of some bad building projects Read More

April Fools’ Throwback: Punked or Project Nightmare?

Nothing gives you that sense of accomplishment quite like wrapping up another DIY project. But it can also feel frustrating, if you’ve been working without the right tools. So, if you’re new to the world of DIY where do you start? Today, we’re picking Read More

7 Tools Every DIYer Needs ft. Jon

Apr 10, 2019

Apr 3, 2019

You’ve seen those picture-perfect homes in magazines: everything seems polished and in its place. And while achieving the same look may seem impossible, there are simple things you can do to elevate your space. Today, we’re getting tips from someone Read More

Designing a Magazine Quality Home That Still Feels Like You

Home improvement projects are stressful enough to begin with, but add a bad contractor to the mix, and the whole process can feel even scarier. So how do you know if you’re hiring someone who will help rather than hurt your progress? And when things go Read More

9 Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor ft. Jon

Mar 27, 2019

Mar 20, 2019

These days, it seems like “bigger” is often equated with “better”, especially in home design. But there are people fighting this trend. Shavonda Gardner from SG Style is one of them. A few years ago, she and her wife went against the norm and decided Read More

Living Large in Small Spaces ft. Shavonda Gardner

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