Living Large in Small Spaces ft. Shavonda GardnerHeart of the Home add
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 to downsize. They moved their family from a spacious house to a small cottage where every inch counts. Shavonda believes having a small home shouldn’t prevent you from living a large life. Today she’s sharing how downsizing has changed their lives, and their bank accounts, for the better.
10 Ways to Give Your Entryway ImpactHeart of the Home add
It’s the first thing people see when they walk in your home, so nothing sets the mood in your space more than the entryway. But sometimes coming up with impactful designs in smaller spaces can be difficult. Today, Jen is dishing some of her top designer secrets that will get your guests excited to see the rest of the house.
7 Tips on When to Splurge and Save on LightingHeart of the Home add
When you’re planning a project or renovation, things can quickly get expensive. We usually tell clients to over-budget on projects, because things inevitably come up. But there are some tricks to getting the look you want without breaking the bank. Today, Jen is sharing her best tips on where to splurge and where to save when it comes to your home’s lighting.
8 Ways to Keep Your Home in Tip Top ShapeHeart of the Home add
Having a space where you want to spend all your time is one of the best parts about creating a home you love. But all that living can take its toll. In this week’s episode, the dynamic DIY duo of Jen and Jon Stagg are once again sharing their best tips.
Behind the Design: Project Modern ModelHeart of the Home add
Project Modern Model – it’s a home the Stagg Design team still can’t stop talking about. Situated atop a mountain ridge overlooking the Salt Lake Valley in northern Utah, this project gave us a unique opportunity. The home features floor to ceiling windows and some of the most stunning views you’ll ever find. Today we’re taking you behind the design to explain some of the decisions the team made to give this model home a modern, sophisticated, and yet comfortable feeling. They’re tips you can use when upgrading or modifying your own spaces. And be sure to check out photos of the project over on stagg-design.com.
Interview With Dave Cawley, Cold Podcast HostHeart of the Home add
In this bonus episode of Heart of the Home, we’re stepping away from our regular topics. Our host, Jennifer Stagg, worked for years as an award-winning journalist before launching her interior design career full time. One of the biggest stories she covered was the disappearance of a young Utah mother, Susan Cox Powell. The story captivated the country with its bizarre twists and turns. Now, nearly a decade after her disappearance, Susan’s story is the focus of a viral podcast called Cold. In the series, host Dave Cawley takes an in depth look at the case, including the disturbing interactions between Susan, her husband Josh Powell, and father-in-law Steve Powell. For this bonus edition of Heart of the Home, Dave agreed to sit down with Jen for a one-on-one interview about what he’s uncovered so far, plus his thoughts on the case. Dave’s also giving us a special preview at what’s coming up in this week’s episode of the Cold podcast.
Little Ways to Create a Memorable Valentine’s DayHeart of the Home add
Holidays are meant for creating memories, and whether you’re happily married to the love of your life, single, or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day should be no exception. You might instantly think of diamond rings, fancy dinners and expensive flowers, but you don’t have to pull out all the stops or break the bank when celebrating love. The day can be just as special with simple touches like festive decorations, homemade treats, and thoughtful messages. Join us as Jen shares some fun ideas to create a Valentine’s Day sure to make even Cupid jealous. We even have a freebie for you! Valentine’s Play Date Party Mini Valentine’s Mailboxes Valentine’s DIY Doilie Garland
Limiting Tech at Home ft. Amy IversonHeart of the Home add
“Low media home” is certainly a buzz term these days, but is it something that’s right for your home and family? Technology and family guru Amy Iverson is a mom of three who has found the right balance in her home. She writes a column for a Utah based newspaper where she shares her philosophy of helping kids become “conscientious digital citizens.” In this week’s episode, Jen sits down with Amy for an interview that will have you pulling out your phones and changing the settings, setting boundaries, and evaluating your family’s use of technology.
Designing Spaces for KidsHeart of the Home add
Designing rooms for kids is one of Jen’s favorite things. But there’s a fine balance when creating whimsical spaces that are also sophisticated. Whether it’s a bedroom or a playroom, involving little ones in their own design can help them feel ownership. In this week’s episode, Jen is sharing some simple ways to get kids’ input in tasteful ways.
When to Choose an Old Home Instead of New ft. JonHeart of the Home add
There’s lots to consider when becoming a homeowner: do you want to buy new, build a custom home, or are you up for a renovation? Jen and Jon love home projects, so for their current home, the Stagg Reno, they opted for a mid-century home renovation. But that’s not the best choice for everyone. In today’s episode, they’re sharing why they opted for a large project, and what you should know before making such a big decision.
Baking like a Pro at Home ft. Courtney RichHeart of the Home add
It’s no secret, the smell of fresh baked goods can stir powerful emotions. Whether it’s the scent of your grandma’s cookies wafting through the air, your mom’s homemade pie, or another treasured family treat, that unique aroma instantly transports you to specific places and memories. No one understands that philosophy better than Courtney Rich from Cake by Courtney. She’s a self-taught baking expert who believes anyone can create bakery-quality treats at home. Today Courtney’s sharing her top tips, equipment recommendations, and the one thing she always has in her kitchen.
Bringing Natural Elements to Your HomeHeart of the Home add
If you feel like something is missing from your home, but you’re not quite sure what it is, it may be natural elements. Humans tend to surround themselves with living things, which can be more difficult during winter. Luckily, adding natural woods, greenery, wicker, and other things found in nature can bring life into your home. In this week’s episode, Jen is sharing some simple ways to incorporate natural elements in any room.
Organizing Your Home ft. Sam PregenzerHeart of the Home add
We all have spaces at home we dread looking at. You know the pattern: clutter builds, disorganization takes over, and before you know it, cleaning up feels overwhelming. Professional organizer Samantha Pregenzer from SO|Home has been helping people tackle these problem areas for years. Instead of getting annoyed, she views them as opportunities to evaluate how we use the items in our homes. Today, Sam is sharing her best tips for getting your home organized in the new year and keeping it that way for months to come.
Dos and Don’ts When Choosing RugsHeart of the Home add
Nothing gives a room that polished and finished look more than finding the perfect rug, but making that choice can be intimidating. In addition to color, size and material, you also need to think about the pattern, pile, and shape among other things. In this episode, Jen shares her dos and don’ts when shopping for a rug, and lets you in on some of the best places and times to find a good deal.
Importance of Holiday Traditions ft. JonHeart of the Home add
At “Heart of the Home”, we think the Christmas season is the perfect time to fill your house with special moments, whether it’s festive music, home baked goodies, or time spent with family. In this week’s episode, Jen and Jon are sharing some of their favorite holiday traditions. Find out what their girls look forward to every year, and why their family Christmas tree is going to the birds! We also share some ideas to make your Christmas memorable.
When to Choose Professionals Over DIY ft. JonHeart of the Home add
Jen and Jon pride themselves on being big DIYers, and even they admit, sometimes hiring a professional is worth the price. In today’s episode, they share some of their biggest home project regrets. From temperamental painting, to pesky pine cones, here are five projects they don’t mind paying for.
Inspiring a Collection; The Story Behind AspenHeart of the Home add
So much thoughtfulness and pure inspiration goes into creating a new product. Where do you begin? In this episode, Jen is sharing where she found inspiration for the newest Stagg Design textile collection: Aspen. Shop the collection: www.staggdesignshop.com
Building Confidence at Home ft. Ashley ReevesHeart of the Home add
“You can sit with us” – that’s the message Ashley Reeves preaches on her Instagram account @ashleysfreshfix. She is all about body love and a healthy self outlook; it’s the feeling she and her husband hope to create in their home. Ashley believes confidence starts at home. In this episode she shares with Jen how she fills her home with love, laughter, and plenty of good food.
Creating the Dream Thanksgiving TablescapeHeart of the Home add
It’s that time of the year: entertaining season! Whether you’re hosting the whole family for Thanksgiving, or having a more intimate gathering with friends, dreaming up the perfect tablescape can really set the tone for your gathering. In this episode, we’re sharing our love for putting together beautiful dinner settings. From bringing nature indoors, to finding the perfect pieces at the thrift store and beyond, join us as we help you create the best Thanksgiving tablescape. And be sure to check out our past holiday tablescapes! Nature Budget Tablescape Non-traditonal Tablescape Jewel Toned Holiday Tablescape
Finding the Courage to Learn New Skills ft. JonHeart of the Home add
Jumping into any DIY project takes a certain amount of courage, but doing one you’ve never tackled before can be especially nerve-wracking. Today my project partner, and husband, Jon is joining me to share how we find the courage to learn new skills and dive into new projects, no matter how intimidating it may be. We’ve certainly had to give ourselves pep talks over the years! During a DIY roofing project, Jon ended up with a nail in the hand. But he didn’t let it scare him from future projects!