Thank you so much for visiting The Staging Lifestyle and Catherine Goodner Designs. I'm a Texas designer serving South Austin to North San Antonio and all areas in between. My goal is to create orderly, breathable, beautiful spaces at all price points and budgets. Whether selling or dwelling, let me help you translate your personal vision into reality. Contact me today and let's get started on your project!

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super simple halloween

I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween decoration. I’ve always decorated in a Harvest theme using hay bales, fresh pumpkins, fresh gourds, etc. But in the last few years, my youngest child has complained that our family just doesn’t have enough Halloween stuff. So I set out to make him happy by adding a […]


heirlooms in the hills

This home is gorgeous! It’s located on a bluff with sweeping vistas of the hills north of San Antonio. The grounds and views are beautiful but so are the interiors. Take a look… The homeowner is a recent transplant to Texas from the Southeast. In fact, she and her family have only been living in the […]


Just as pretty on the inside

Not many of us are fortunate enough to own one home, let alone two. My client’s have a family home in Houston and a second home on Canyon Lake – how nice to own a weekend retreat for relaxing and entertaining! Unfortunately, their second home was filled with their cast-off furnishings from their main home. […]


new furniture for an old house

Today’s project is a well-cared-for home that feels dated simply because the furnishings are dated. The floor plan is perfect for a young family, but would a young family be drawn to a house that feels like grandmother’s house? It raises a staging question - should a homeowner move out their old, 1980′s-era sofas and oversized recliners […]


simple summer soiree

Texas is a warm place to be on a summer day, but fortunately we do have air conditioning so we can continue with life in a civilized manner. And, is there anything more civilized than sharing a meal with good friends? Recently, a small group of us gathered for an Italian-themed lunch. One friend brought homemade […]


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