January 30, 2015

Client Project: Classic Kitchen

Hi all, first, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, liking, etc.  This week has thrown me for a loop.  I’ve dealt with maybe a record number of rude, dishonest, snarky, or just plain mean people in the last 5 days and throw in pregnancy exhaustion and keeping up with a toddler and a renovation and I’m feeling pretty run down.  That’s why every sweet, kind, or thoughtful comment here or on Instagram or another social media outlet has meant even more as of late.  Even though I don’t know most of you personally, I just wanted to thank you so much for your support.

On to a fun client project reveal: a classic kitchen that needed some sprucing up.  When my client moved in, this house was already new fairly new, but it wasn’t her style at all. It had a lot of tan and red and felt really heavy.  She and her husband have been going room by room, adding custom moulding, new paint, and it feels like an entirely new house!  I’m grateful they asked me to come in and put some finishing touches on the rooms to make them feel more complete.

The kitchen got a new subway tile backsplash, new lighting, new paint, and some carefully selected styling pieces.  The barstools, believe it or not, were a garage sale find.  Her husband painted them white and I helped her recover the cushions.  Good as new!

The cabinets and countertops we kept as they were– it truly amazing what paint, a new backsplash, lighting, and furnishings can do to bring a space to life and lighten things up!  Take a look:


IMG_5868 IMG_5874 IMG_5883IMG_5898 IMG_5902 IMG_5906

 Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. annalynne

    January 30th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I love reading your blog! Checking it is always the first thing I do when I get to work. There is always so much wonderful and cheerful inspiration! 🙂
    I’m so sorry that you have had to deal with rude people this week. Nobody needs that, but esp. when they have as many things going on as you do. Prayers for happier, nicer people to be around are coming your way. 🙂

  2. Jen

    January 31st, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you! 🙂

  3. Rosalee

    January 30th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I love your design work! You have a great talent. My husband and I enjoy watching all your videos about your home renovation. Last night my husband exclaimed after watching your newest video how excited he is to see your house all finished. We have been fans of your work since watching you on KSL 5 news. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. Good luck to you in your work and in your family!

  4. Jen

    January 31st, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

  5. sugargrits

    January 31st, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Hang in there, Jen. Your designs and words in your blogs always inspire me to try new things. Keep your chin up pretty lady. PS: Dying over the greek key pillows – love, love, love

  6. Jen

    January 31st, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you so much!

  7. Shavonda

    February 4th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Now just a wait one minute! Who do I need to come regulate on? #nobodymesseswithmyfriends. Seriously. Virtual hugs my love.

  8. Jen

    February 5th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    You’re so sweet, it wasn’t that big of a deal. Pregnancy hormones got the better of me. xxxx

  9. Jenny

    February 23rd, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Where is that amazing white storage cabinet from?

  10. Jen

    February 23rd, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you! It’s from Home Decorators.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Let Us Show You Around

back to top








my home





She’s Jen. He’s Jon. We’re believers in the power of home, fearless DIYers, and eternal optimists who know with a can-do spirit, elbow grease and some guidance, you can create a home you love. We love a good project—or 20. Stick around and we’ll have you pulling out the paint brushes and fluffing throw pillows in no time.

hello there!

copyright © 2018 stagg design | All rights reserved

Follow Along


Hey, let's be friends

Exclusive projects, discounts, and extra goodies all in your inbox. And don’t worry- your email is for our eyes only.